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Seven Crucial Posts On Overcoming Temptation

[My wife and I are on vacation, so my blog posts will be brief, and maybe a bit inconsistent.  We will be back the week of August 27th.]

Stuck in a web

Think of what a bug feels like when it’s stuck in a spider web.

Trapped.  Nowhere to go.  Can’t get out.

That’s how temptation can make us feel.

But even though it feels that way —

That feeling is wrong

Through faith in Jesus Christ you can escape from every temptation you face.

That can sound like a cliche.

But it’s not.

It’s reality.

So while I’m on vacation — I thought I’d share with you seven crucial posts on how to overcome temptation —

A promise for when you are tempted

Living by faith means trusting God’s promises. Here’s what God promises for every temptation we will ever face.

How to Resist Temptation

Recently I was blindsided by a phone call which left me furious. Here’s what I learned about how to resist temptation.

C. S. Lewis on Motivation, Self-Denial, and Rewards

Many Christians are confused about self-denial, rewards, and motivation. Here’s C. S. Lewis’ take — which might rock your world.

How the Holy Spirit enables us to obey

How much of our obedience is just will-power — how much is genuinely from the Holy Spirit — and how can we tell the difference?

When Martin Luther was struggling

Here’s Martin Luther at his lowest, pleading with his friend to pray for him. Let’s follow Luther’s example — and ask others to pray for us.

How Jesus changed my heart about a Christmas party

I didn’t want to go. But Jesus gave me a promise from His Word that changed my heart — and at the party He powerfully fulfilled His promise.

Why I'm taking this book back to the library

Why keep things in your life that take away from your joy in Christ? Here’s another lesson I’ve learned about living by faith.

How did these impact you?

I’d love to hear — leave a reply below.  Thanks!

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Category: Overcoming Sin and Temptation


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