How teens and adults can respond to peer pressure – Characters: Daniel, Part 3

How do you handle societal pressure? Whether you are a teenager facing peer pressure at school, perhaps to try drugs and alcohol, or whether you are an adult tempted to misreport your taxes, there are multitudes of pressures in life, pressures to turn away from living in a way that is honorable to Jesus. WillContinue reading “How teens and adults can respond to peer pressure – Characters: Daniel, Part 3”

False Ideas Christians Believe About…Temptation

Author’s Note: It’s been 2+ months since I wrote for this blog, and I’m excited to get back to it. A very busy season of life has finally eased up, and I want to catch up where we left off in the series on False Ideas Christians Believe. In order to speed the catch-up process,Continue reading “False Ideas Christians Believe About…Temptation”

Why our worship will be silent this Sunday at Faith Church – May 8, 2016

A few years ago we started holding Silent Sunday around the time the Christian Church world-wide observes Jesus’ Ascension.  We’re told in the earliest historical account of the first followers of Jesus, the Book of Acts, in chapter 1, that after Jesus ascended to heaven, the very first act his followers decided to do wasContinue reading “Why our worship will be silent this Sunday at Faith Church – May 8, 2016”

How to defeat temptation and discontentment – Luke 4:1-14

Is there a certain area of your life where you regularly feel discontent? Consider doing what Jesus did. Create a game plan to attack the temptation of discontent when it arises: Step 1 – Choose a small portion that addresses the temptation. Step 2 – Memorize it. Step 3 – Review it over and over.Continue reading “How to defeat temptation and discontentment – Luke 4:1-14”

How much land does a man need? and other temptations and discontentment

Is there a certain area of your life where you are constantly tempted? I am listening to an audio book this week. It is called How Much Land Does a Man Need? by famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910). Tolstoy is famous for his mammoth works like Anna Karenina or War and Peace, as wellContinue reading “How much land does a man need? and other temptations and discontentment”

How to defeat temptation – 1st Corinthians 10:1-13

What tempts you? Delicious foods? Overindulgence of food? TV shows? Hobbies? Possessions? A new car? Men? Women? You name it. Temptation in and of itself is simply an invitation.  Admittedly, it is a very enticing, powerful invitation that can be hard to turn away from.  How do you say “no” to temptation?  Is it possibleContinue reading “How to defeat temptation – 1st Corinthians 10:1-13”

Buffets & Temptation

We have a lot of buffets in Lancaster.  A Grand Smorgasbord is just down the road one way, and another one is close too.  Then there are the Chinese buffets battling to outdo one another in their scope and size. I’ll admit it, I love buffets. The idea that you pay one price and canContinue reading “Buffets & Temptation”