September 28: “Does God Tempt Me to Sin?”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 2 Samuel 24Galatians 4Ezekiel 31Psalms 79 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 2 Samuel 24:1 (CSB): “The LORD’s anger burned against Israel again, and he stirred up David against them to say, ‘Go, count the people of Israel and Judah.’” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): When you and I […]

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September 5: “Is God Responsible When I’m Tempted?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 29-301 Corinthians 10Ezekiel 8Psalms 46-47 Today’s Bible Verse(s): 1 Corinthians 10:13 (CSB): “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the […]

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April 27: “How Jesus Helps Us When We’re Tempted”

10 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 4 Psalms 38 Song of Solomon 2 Hebrews 2 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Therefore, he had to be like his brothers and sisters in every way, so that he could become a merciful and faithful high priest in matters pertaining to God, to make atonement for […]

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February 23: “Defeating Temptation”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 6 Luke 9 Job 23 1 Corinthians 10 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he […]

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August 15: “Defeating Temptation”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Nehemiah 9:22–10:39 1 Corinthians 9:19–10:13 Psalm 34:1-10 Proverbs 21:13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): 1 Corinthians 10:13 (CSB) “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with […]

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February 9: “One Way to Defeat Temptation”

8 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 29:1–30:10 Matthew 26:14-46 Psalm 31:19-24 Proverbs 8:14-26 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Matthew 26:41 (CSB): “Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Every single one of us battles temptation. Whether it is […]

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Can God Be Tempted?

Can God be tempted? No, because our text from yesterday morning’s sermon (James 1:13-18) says that He cannot be tempted. Yet, we read in Matthew 4:1 that Jesus was tempted. Was it temptation? Yes, that’s the word that appears in Matthew 4:1. So, how are we to understand this? Simply by acknowledging that God has […]

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A Misunderstood, Misapplied Promise About Temptation

Have you ever heard someone say, “I know the Bible says that God won’t give us more than we can handle …”? Of course you have. We all have. Maybe we’ve even said it. It is often used when life gets really tough and the person is beginning to feel squashed by the pressure. DARE: […]

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