Category Archives: Temptation

“Christian Verses” Podcast: 1 Corinthians 10:13

Temptation. We all face it. Even Jesus faced it. If I asked you, “What specific temptation are you dealing with these days?” the chances are high that you could name one. But the good news is that God has made … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to Jesus: Temptation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series: (post #8) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. (Matthew 4:1, N.K.J.V.) Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus was tempted in all the ways that … Continue reading

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What Satan Did to David: Provocation

“The Wiles of the Devil” series (post #6) And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. (1 Chronicles 21:1, K.J.V.) Ask the average Christian to name the greatest mistake of King David’s life and the answer … Continue reading

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Waiting on God’s Best

Dr. Doug Cecil was an Associate Professor at Dallas Theological Seminary for many years and now serves on staff at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He loves to use a quote from Orel Hershiser, one of the … Continue reading

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The Flesh & its Drag Effect

I don’t usually write blog posts on Sunday because church dominates the day, but today is different. We cancelled services at Oak Grove Baptist this morning because of the lingering effects of the season’s first snow. Many of us could … Continue reading

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The Oak Tree’s Fall

In the center of a town stood a giant oak tree. The tree had been planted there many decades earlier to mark the founding of the town. The tree was massive, and had proven that it could withstand any storm. … Continue reading

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What Sin Costs the Christian

New Testament Christianity teaches that salvation comes by way of faith (belief) in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 can’t be much clearer: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should … Continue reading

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