Speaker: Conroy Loewen Key Texts: Matthew 4:1-11; Hebrews 4:15 Direct Download(Right-click link and save file)
Though Jesus was perfect and without sin, he faced temptations. Conroy looks at five of these tests our Savior faced, and considers what we can learn from Jesus’ example of victory over the enemy. Listen below:
Eight valuable lessons from Jesus’ fight against Satan:
Some of His greatest temptations were experienced when He was alone.
He was faced with these temptations when he was spending time in prayer.
The temptations came prior to great spiritual events.
Jesus taught the importance of saying no to the flesh and saying yes to God.
Jesus overcame by holding to the truth of God’s words and not believing a lie.
Even though the struggle was very real and difficult, He was never given more than He could handle and He received strength from the angels that came and ministered to His needs.
Temptations always come from the devil, the enemy of God.
Jesus endured the temptations to the end and always came out with victory.
God’s will for us is experienced most fully when we are with each other. Conroy shares about the importance of each other as we grow in Christ. Using Paul and Timothy as primary examples, he shares five things we must give and receive from each other:
Encouragement – to speak life to one another
Godly examples – to show life to each other.
Love – both giving and receiving this hallmark of Christ’s disciples.
Purity – accountability toward holiness that comes from regular interaction
Speaker: Dru Lattin Direct download(right click and select “save target as…”)
Whether you look forward to or dread the American “holiday season”, most of November and December revolve around celebration. How should Christians respond? Does it matter? In this short message, Dru looks at celebrations in the Bible and offers some suggestions for how Christians should celebrate.
Speaker: Elv Graber Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
Elv shares about the history behind Thanksgiving in the USA and challenges us to live lives of thankfulness – for our own benefit, as an example for those around us, and ultimately, to bring glory to God for his great goodness to us.
Speaker: Conroy Loewen Direct download (right click and select “save target as…”)
Our conscience – that basic understanding of right from wrong – is designed to draw us after what is good, but sometimes we can get confused. Conroy shares from Scripture and personal experience about what it takes to have a clear conscience, and the dangers of ignoring it.