Big Tree Wesleyan Church

Lures and Hooks

"It is tough to resist temptation because there is no denying the pleasures of sin. But that pleasure is only for a season in the sowing, but that same pleasure leads us to reap pain and sorrow later." Pastor Doug encourages us to recognize the lures in our lives that tempt us with false promises of fulfillment, but only work to hide the hook underneath which is sin. The grace of God teaches us to say "no" to our temptation which, as the book of James tells us, is inevitable. While we struggle deeply with temptation, we need not be those who submit to sin. Pastor Doug encourages us to self-control and power over that which tempts us.