Jesus Christ's Temptations

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Would Jesus Christ Vote? (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus never inserted Himself into the political process, but instead, He taught His disciples to come out of this world's way of life.



Should a Christian Play Devil's Advocate?

'Ready Answer' by Staff

We frequently use words and phrases whose meanings and origins are unknown to us. What is behind the phrase "Devil's Advocate"? Should Christians be engaged in taking the wicked one's side in anything?



The Pope Edits Jesus

'World Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The model prayer includes, 'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.' Though spoken by Jesus Himself, Pope Francis says He is wrong!



Is the United States a Christian Nation? (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the works of Martin Luther, suggested that the revered reformer was a crafty political leader and a proponent of situation ethics, suggesting that we owe nothing to God but faith, and it is not what we do, but what we believe. . .



Running God's Marathon With Christ

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Christ endured many more than three temptations; rather, He was tested continuously, and perhaps the intensity increased as He neared the end of His life.



Is the Christian Required to Do Works? (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Why do so many nominal Christians reject works and obedience to God's law? Largely because they fail to gather God's whole counsel on this subject.



Should Christians Handle Snakes?

'Ready Answer' by Mike Ford

Mark 16:18 says that Jesus' disciples 'will take up serpents.' Does this mean that Christians should handle snakes as a sign of their faith?



Four Views of Christ (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The dominant emphasis of Matthew is the kingly qualities of Jesus as a descendant of the royal house of David, representing the Lion of Judah.



Darts

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

We must put on the full armor of God to stand against the demonic principalities, an army of 1/3 of the angels, bent on the destruction of God's elect.



Imagination

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Satan works on us through our imagination; he broadcasts images to our minds. To counter this, we must resist him, practice humility and draw close to God.



Snares

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

Even as the world contains bait and switch schemes and false advertising, so also there are spiritual snares, far more dangerous than physical ones.



Evil Is Real (Part Five)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Luke 4 contains Satan's temptation of Christ, and it is instructive to see what Jesus did in the face of evil. ...



Two Contrary Visions

Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

God has a vision for us, a vision He has been planning from the foundation of creation, an awesome plan to bring us into His very family, giving us His mind.



The Cunning of Satan

Sermon by Kim Myers

The process of being taken over by sin usually takes place over a lengthy period of time as we allow Satan's deceptive words to corrode our attitudes.



Satan (Part 4)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Satan uses lies and disinformation to promote self-satisfaction over obedience to God. The way to the kingdom is through self-denial, even suffering unjustly.



Matthew (Part 3)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that Jesus was baptized, not because He had committed any sin, but in order to fulfill God's Commandments of righteousness. Baptism is used symbolically to represent one's total commitment. Perhaps if people knew what was require. . .



Satan (Part 3)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The spirit in man is initially good, but capable of being influenced by the spirit of this world, and surcharged with Satan's negative attitudes.



Satan (Part 5)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

To resist the Devil is to resist unlawful desires, not allowing him to manipulate our emotions. Satan works on fear of being denied something pleasurable.



Being Alert to Our Enemy

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Like the cycles of the seasons, the events of prophecy follow natural progressions. God has given ample warnings to His prophets to prepare His people.



Joseph's Extraordinary Example

Sermon by Kim Myers

Joseph was an extraordinary type of Jesus Christ. His life and character parallels Christ's in at least 16 ways, which God purposefully foreordained.



Battling the Tempter

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Ted Bowling reflects on a recent television program, Perception, in which the class was given the opportunity to cheat on the exam by using the answer key attached to the back side, or to exercise self control, answering the questions with the resources pr. . .



Our Core Business

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John O. Reid (1930-2016)

John Reid cautions that when corporations get rid of their core business, they become less effective. Likewise when we deviate from our core job of preparing for God's family, we risk the danger of assimilating into the world, losing our calling and salvat. . .



Overcoming (Part 9): Self-Exaltation

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Self-exaltation was one of the sins that got Satan in trouble. Conversely, we are to humble ourselves so God can exalt us in due time.



The Continual Testing of Our Faith

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins considers that grievous trials may actually serve as stepping-stones to greater character and faith. Job provided a sterling example to us of how to respond to sore trials and tests, acknowledging God's sovereignty at each juncture. If we st. . .


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