Sunday Scripture

This morning I preached a sermon titled “Wisdom & Temptation”. Here are my highlights:

  • You’re gonna need God’s wisdom to make many of life’s decisions.
  • When you ask God for guidance, for direction, for wisdom, for a way forward – do not waver. Listen to the Lord. Trust in the Lord.
  • Admit that you need God. Say it out loud, “I NEED YOU GOD !”
  • God hates pride. It’s 1 of the 7 deadly sins, but it may be the worst of them all, as it causes all other sins.
  • God loves humility. Humility cures pride. Humility crushes egos. Humility opens hearts. Humility invites wisdom.
  • Wisdom is seeing life from God’s point-of-view.
  • God loves to give us wisdom. God is pleased when we are thankful. He loves to see His children showing trust and faith in Him. That’s how we worship God.
  • God’s trials will help you grow in faith. His trials make our faith stronger.
  • The devil’s temptations will cause you to sin. Sin separates us from God.
  • God is not responsible at all for the hate and evil in the world.
  • God is perfect in every way on every day. The devil is not. All evil comes from Satan.
  • Temptation is the work of the devil – and his dirty deeds – done dirt cheap.
  • The devil uses desire – which leads to deception – which causes disobedience – which leads to death.
  • The devil is real. The devil is a liar. The devil steals and kills and destroys.

Read James 1:2-8, 12-15; Proverbs 8:13, 11:2, 2:6, 9:11-12; Colossians 2:8; Hebrews 11:6; Deuteronomy 32:4; 1 Corinthians 10:13