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A sermon on the Serpent that temped Eve in the Garden.
OK How many times have you heard that we think by been mostly good we will get into heaven. Lets take a different walk today and look at the scriptures possibly in a way that you have not heard before and re exam your way of thinking.
God has called us to be his ambassadors at work, to love the people at our work, so they will see the difference Jesus makes and want to know him too. But often instead of loving others at work, we hate them because they make us fearful, angry, and discouraged! But we can change by: 1) Waking up to the real conflict. 2) Getting dressed with our new identity. And 3) Doing battle with the weapons of love!
It has been said that love means never having to say I'm sorry. On the contrary, love means a willingness to sacrifice self for the benefit of others. The Apostle Paul demonstrated this as he tells the Thessalonians in his first letter to them, 1 Thessalonians 2:17-39. Paul gives them his thinking and experience as he writes to them to let them know his heart for them as he has received word from Timothy regarding their faith in Christ. A demonstration of love is a demonstration of true faith in Jesus!
Jesus was tempted in the desert, as well as later during his last days.
In part 6 of our Ephesians study, Pastor Jeremy looks at the beginning of chapter 2 on the three things every Christian needs to remember.
The Christian life can be hard. Not because of Jesus and the mission of renewal that He calls us to. But because we fight that renewal so hard in our own lives. Instead we stick to old thought and behavior patterns that hurt us, rather than help us, or we think to highly of ourselves while we compare ourselves to someone that we are better than. Jesus knew that would be the case for us, which is why He sends us the Helper to help. The Helper (the Holy Spirit) helps us by 1) making us aware of our bad patterns by convicting us of sin, by 2) showing us the bankruptcy of trusting in our fleeting accomplishments and by 3) defeating the devil which tempts us. Through obedience in hearing and trusting the truth of the Helper we grow in our obedience, in our mission and in our glorifying of God.