Temptation is one of Satan’s most effective tools. These powerful Bible verses will equip and empower you to overcome temptation. (Includes free downloadable Bible verse list.)
Every Christian must face the reality of temptation.
Simply put, temptation is the enticement to sin.
Webster’s 1828 Dictionary gives us a deeper meaning of the word.
The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.
When the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. Luke 4.
2. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.
3. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation, resort to prayer for relief.
Lead us not into temptation. Lord’s Prayer.
5. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.
Dare to be great without a guilty crown,
View it, and lay the bright temptation down. Dryden.
6. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.
Satan is the master tempter. He is very good at it. Countless lost souls and fallen Christians are his resume’ of destruction.
Temptation is a battle that you must face, but it is a battle you can win.
If the Lord can save our souls from eternal damnation, he can save us from temptation today.
In our efforts to plant new churches, we must not let the ones we have die. Let’s strive to strengthen our existing churches while we plant new ones.
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
A local church is a divine organism. It is sparked to life by Christ for His people. It was His idea. He founded the local church, paid for it with His blood, and made Himself the Head of it.
Furthermore, He gives each local church His divine protection.
Every faithful assembly of believers has “Divine Perpetuity.” That’s a fancy way of saying that each church has God’s supernatural protection and can continue until Christ returns.
Don’t miss this powerful truth! A Church cannot be destroyed from outside forces. Satan cannot destroy a church from the outside. Persecution may hurt it, but it will survive. A government may outlaw it, but it will continue. An enemy may bulldoze the building, but the believers will remain. Members may be jailed or killed, but the work of God marches on.
History reveals that while outside pressure can hinder the external ministry of a church, it causes the believers to grow more committed to God and one another. This is Divine Perpetuity in action.
But wait a minute. We know that churches die. How can this happen?
This famous poem challenges us to live for those who come after us. What will you leave behind?
Will Allen Dromgoole wrote over 7,500 poems, 5,000 essays, and thirteen published books. This poem is one of her most famous. It was often reprinted and remains popular today.
“The Bridge Builder” poem is still a favorite of preachers and motivational speakers.
This poem is a tremendous preaching and teaching illustration. It reminds the listener that we have a responsibility to help those that will come after us by how we choose to live today.
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This powerful poem draws attention to the importance of our Christian testimony and obedience to Christ.
This famous poem was written by Annie Johnson Flint. She was born in 1866 and died in 1932. Saved at a revival meeting in New Jersey, she became an invalid at a young age due to crippling arthritis.
Annie spent her life ministering through writing for the glory of God.
This poem has touched many hearts over the years. May we heed its convicting message.