Category Archives: Temptation

Help for those struggling with sexual sins–Step 1: Admit the reality of the temptation.

While all sinful choices bring addictive like habits none seem to be quite so enslaving as the sexual sins. Perhaps that’s why Jesus addresses these sins as first taking place in the heart.  27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a womanContinue Reading

Desiring the things that are off limits…

God placed Adam and Eve in the garden and gave them everything they would need. The garden was perfect in every way. Only one tree’s fruit was off-limits. So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was toContinue Reading

The truth about how anger works…

I struggle with anger. Perhaps you do too. When I succumb to my anger it feels like I don’t have control over my emotions, thoughts, and choices. It seems like decisions are being made for me. It feels like I’m in a box. But is that reality? The following video illustration helps to clarify. If you are receivingContinue Reading

Practical implications of the humanity of Jesus

Sometimes the simplest verses seem to be the hardest to live out. Consider this one, “Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked” (1 John 2:6). The Bible teaches that Jesus was fully God. But if your portrait of Jesus is void of his humanity, his teachingContinue Reading

Just say “No” to Temptation with the Scripture

The best way to defend against the tempter’s lie is to know God’s truth. Jesus answered Satan’s temptations with specific scripture. To know your opponent’s modus operandi is essential in any field, but particularly for an NFL quarterback. Sportswriter Pete Prisco explains it best, “Watching film, or tape to be precise, is key to theContinue Reading

Hiding or Confessing Sin?

There is a word that is small, but in spite of its size it has left a significant impact. It has disrupted nations, families, marriages, and one’s relationship with God. It is discussed in nearly every form of religion, but in no other sacred book is the word treated as thoroughly as it is inContinue Reading

Like a Roaring Lion

We live in a world where lions lay around lazily in the zoo cages. Gettting up for an occasional stretch or yawn. The Bible gives this strong warning though: “Be soberminded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Check out the following videoContinue Reading