Sermons on Temptation
“Shame involves complete self-condemnation. It is a major attack against the self in which the individual believes they will be found utterly unacceptable by society. As a result of its overwhelming force, shame causes feelings of disgrace and dishonor. A person who feels shame wants to hide from everyone.” – Dr. Allan Schwartz Shame Grows in the Dark But God Gives Us LightShame Blinds Us But God Gives Us SightShame Isolated Us But God Restores Our Relationships Series Summary: The…
Jesus is baptized in obedience. Following his baptism, Jesus is tempted by Satan and is victorious. Jesus wants all people, especially the sinners. Like everyone else, Jesus encountered conflict, but kept pushing.
From Daniel, we learn that God uses exile to separate us from our past and from temptation; to help us to start over; to give us a new perspective; to rely on God instead of people and things; to give us a new sense of hope and identity.
David was a good king, but he was not sinless. His sin, like our sin, caused broken fellowship with God. When confronted, he did confess and repent, which helped to repair his relationship with God. We can limit our sin by staying satisfied in the Lord.