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Temptation

Temptation: 1) to try, to try the strength of, to test what we have; 2) the devil tempts people to do evil, to induce, to entice, to allure, and to attract to sin. The word of God teaches us that our temptations are common to man. So when we have a temptation, someone else has […]

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Temptations – How Do You Handle Them?

A mother told her son not to go swimming. However, when he came into the house his mother noticed that his hair and bathing suit were wet. “Johnnie,” his mother scolded, “I told you not to go swimming.” “I couldn’t help it mom,” he defended himself. “The water looked so good.” “But why did you […]

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How Do You Respond to Temptation?

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And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. Luke 4:1-4

Jesus tempted all forty days that he was in the wilderness. The Devil wanted him to give up his faith in God. The devil tried to ensnare him with the lust of the flesh.

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What Is Sin?

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4

What does the word transgression mean? It means violation; lawlessness; overstep or break a law; go over the limit. If you drive faster than the speed limit, you are transgressing the speed limit law. God has laws, and has set limits. In the Old Testament, the commandments were carved in stone; “Thou shalt” and “Thou shalt not…” In the New Testament, the commandments are written on the fleshly tables of our heart. It is a desire of the heart because we love God. It is the law of love. When we are saved and sanctified, we no longer have a desire to do the things that God is displeased with. Going against what we personally know the bible teaches, is sin.

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Have You Died to Sin So You Can Live For God?

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:19-21

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