Temptation … Whom Will I Please?

Temptation is something that each of us faces. It has been around since Adam & Eve’s encounter with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Paul writes that every temptation is common to man. It’s important to realize that temptation in and of itself is not sin....

The Battle For The Body

Your physical body is in great demand. Madison Avenue knows it. This fallen world system makes appeals for it. However, we are 3-part beings. The highest level of existence is the spiritual and the lowest level of existence is physical. Before conversion our existence...

The War Within

Paul couldn’t make it clearer than he did in Romans chapter 7: Until we get our new bodies and go to be with Jesus, there is going to be a vicious battle against temptation and fleshly lusts. This is known as the flesh and Spirit conflict. Temptation is something that...

Sifting The Saints

“And the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon! Indeed Satan has desired you, that he may sift you as wheat.’ “ In reading this verse in Luke 22:3, the Holy Spirit brought to my attention a Biblical truth that hit me like a glass of cold water in the face. In that passage the Lord...

Trials And Temptations

Today we begin our exposition of the petition, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” (Matthew 6:13) What makes this petition one of the most challenging to expound on is the fact that the original word for “temptation” can also refer to a trial....