Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Matt 4:1-11 Jesus demonstrates how He walked in victory during His time of testing in the wilderness. We, too, can walk in the same victory by 1) filling ourselves with the Word, 2) expressing thanksgiving in every situation, and 3) refusing to bow the knee to anybody or anything but Jesus.
Book of 1 Peter: Trial by Fire
Satan is Real
This article was written by Craig Keener, a professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and published on Christianity Today. The Bible TV miniseries, created and produced by husband and wife duo Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, was a 2013 sensation, raking in more than 100 million views. It was nominated for three Emmy awards, and a […]
Book of Ephesians – Prayer: Life is a Battle for Your Soul (pt2 of 3)
Church is where people are saved by God and where people grow spiritually. But church is also where some of the most hurtful things occur. Church issues that arise because of Satan’s attacks are fairly obvious. Scandals, abuse, unforgiveness, gossip, slander, and eventually the church splits. Satan loves nothing more than tearing churches apart. Don’t […]
Matthew 4 – The Temptation of Jesus (pt1 of 4)
Read Matt 4:1-11. Last time, I spoke from Matthew 2 and 3 and we covered repentance and how true repentance is demonstrated by fruit. Nothing else determines the authenticity of our repentance. Not sincerity, not emotions, not tears, not church attendance. Only fruit matters. So here in Matthew 4:17, right after the temptation of Christ, […]