Temptation

What Are You Watching

This message by Jonathan Maxwell begins with a reference to Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation”. Jonathan goes on to discuss the things that many people watch rather than keeping watch in the way that the Bible instructs us to. We can be asleep to things even while we are awake, Jonathan points out, and we can miss many important things because our attentions is on other things. Jonathan goes on to exhort the listener to give careful attention to the things of the Lord and to turn away from worldly distractions.…

Don’t Be Distracted

Don’t Be Distracted
Philip shares from a retreat for schools that he recently attended, explaining why a Christian education is better than a secular one. Importantly, a Christian school addresses a child as a spiritual being who will live forever. This changes the entire perspective of the way in which issues of education and vocation are engaged. A great challenge for schools, and indeed for all of us, says Philip, is distraction. This comes in many forms including electronic ones, and causes the distracted one to lose in many and various way including loss of sleep, of margin, of memory, of vocabulary, empathy,…

4 Ways to fight temptation

4 Ways to fight temptation
Nobody is exempt from temptation, even Christ was tempted. The apostle James tells us that even though the devil tempts us, there is something inside each of us he uses to entice us to sin. Paul said that we do what we don't want to do, and we don't do what we do want. We need to overcome, but it seems the harder we try, the harder it is to actually overcome. In this message, David Alley shares another way to think about temptation that will help you to overcome. Additionally, he gives four points that have worked for him,…