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Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

Did the Devil Really Make Me Do It?

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 Early on in my

Why God Allows Trial and Temptation

God allows temptation and trial because they can be good for us. Seriously? Yep. The same Greek and Hebrew words are used in Scripture for both temptation and trial. The distinction depends on intent and motivation. Is the difficult situation for the purpose of tearing down? It’s a temptation. Is it for the purpose of

Bible verses about strength | 12 Bible Scriptures on strength

Bible Verses about Strength: 12 Scriptures

Bible Verses about Strength Say the word strength, and immediately one thinks of diet plans, workout routines, and trips to the gym. The word reminds us of the workout clothes we bought last year, with good intentions, but never wore. To be physically strong and fit is a fine goal, but there is a greater

Enemies of the Christian

  Enemies of the Christian For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12 Possibly you have already found that you have enemies. These are dangerous, vicious enemies who will use any method to defeat

Unforgivable Sin: Does God Ever Leave Us?

An Earth Shattering Instant No one saw Harriet’s suicide coming. Two nights before her death, she wrote an e-mail to a friend in which she admitted that she was struggling with doubt but believed she was turning the corner. She even had an affirming conversation with her spiritual mentor the night before she took her

On Losing a Loved One: God Is a Good, Good Father

Losing a parent is never easy. I know. I lost my father one year ago this month. Even as I write those words, I can hardly believe it. I had fallen into a rut of telling people I lost my dad six months ago. Then last week, I started getting emotional about him all of

House Built on the Rock

The House Founded on the Rock

The rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. — Matthew 7:25 If you’ve climbed on boulders like those found on beaches in the Pacific Northwest or New England, you’ve probably slipped a time or two. In

Sin: Temptation, Red Flags, and a Way Out

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The

Character: Can the Devil Make Me Do It?

Sorting through some of the discouraging headlines from the sports section of various newspapers , I find an amazing number of columns dealing exclusively with the topic of character, or lack thereof. Jerry Sandusky, the retired Penn State assistant who coached scores of NFL defenders in his three decades at the university, was found guilty on 45 counts at

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