MESSAGE SUMMARY: We are and will be tempted again and again, but the temptation itself is not the sin. The sin resides in grabbing onto the temptation; dwelling on the temptation; and following through on the temptation. Jesus was tempted, and He always faced temptation by quoting scripture to the temptation source. As Jesus tells us about Temptation and sin in Mathew 18:7-8: “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.". We can follow Jesus’ example by using scripture to deal with a temptation – there is scripture to deal with every temptation that we may face.
TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, because of I am filled with the Holy Spirit, I will not be controlled by my Despair. Rather, I will walk in the Spirit’s fruit of Joy. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22f).
THIS SUNDAY’S SERMON: You can listen to Archbishop Beach’s Current Sunday Sermon: “The Sermon on the Amount – Part 1”, at our Website: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/listen/.
WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S VIDEO: “Pentecost – The Day of the Holy Spirit; the Promise Fulfilled” (All Saints Anglican Church; Peachtree City, GA), https://www.lightsource.com/ministry/a-word-from-the-lord/`
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Mathew 4:1-11; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 4:14-16; Psalms 32:1-11.