The Master’s Class, Summit Church
TEMPTATIONS: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?  (James 1:12-15)

TEMPTATIONS: WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? (James 1:12-15)

January 6, 2014

Life is full of temptations.  Good food is a temptation.  Sweet drinks are a temptation.  Sex is a temptation.  The perfect life that is presented to us in the media involves fast cars, fast women, and an even faster lifestyle and it represents the ultimate temptation for many. 

Have you ever wondered where these temptations come from?  Does God tempt man to do evil? Does Satan tempt man to do evil in order to destroy him?  Do we create our own temptations?

A basic Biblical truth that we need to keep in mind is that God will never entice you to do evil.

God wants only what is good for you, and Satan wants only what is bad for you.  

God will never lead you into sin.  Yet, that is all Satan will ever do.

God wants to grow you spiritually.  Satan wants to destroy your spirit. 

God will test you to grow your faith.  Satan will tempt you to destroy your faith. 

So the question becomes, how do you know which is which?  

Listen to this podcast to learn that for the believer the answer comes from the Holy Spirit that lives within your heart. 

DID SATAN HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OFFER A KINDGOM? (Mark 1:14-15)

DID SATAN HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO OFFER A KINDGOM? (Mark 1:14-15)

October 27, 2012

Did Satan have the authority to offer Jesus the kingdoms and the glory of the world during the temptation of Jesus? 

If yes, does he still have that authority?   

As a believer, what can you do to combat such a powerful foe? 

What was the purpose of Jesus, the Son of God, coming to this earth in the form of a man?  

Listen to this podcast to find the answers to these critically important questions for the believer.

JESUS IS ANOINTED AND TESTED (Mark 1:9-13)

JESUS IS ANOINTED AND TESTED (Mark 1:9-13)

October 18, 2012

Why would Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, need to be baptized? 

Did He need to repent of anything?  Did He need to turn from religion to faith? 

For that matter, why would Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things, need to be tempted by one His own creations, Satan? 

Did Jesus, the last Adam, fall in this temptation, just as the first Adam did in the Garden of Eden? 

These are compelling questions with significant answers to all those who call Jesus, Lord and Master. 

Listen to this podcast and learn what the Word of God says about these questions that are the foundation of our faith in Jesus Christ.

THE TRUE GOSPEL (2 Cor. 11:1-7)

THE TRUE GOSPEL (2 Cor. 11:1-7)

August 13, 2012

How do you decide what is true and what is false? 

When it comes to salvation, how do you know the true gospel from a false gospel? 

When Satan tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden he was described as being subtle, or crafty.  There are many teachers who proclaim to be from God.  They cry out that they provide a gospel message of salvation.  Yet these false teachers have taken the Word of God and subtly changed it to meet their own form of religion.  

They apply rules to a free gift of God.  They apply religious ritual to God's gift of grace.  They apply legalism to the gospel message of Christ that frees man from the burden of the law.  

Eve faced the temptation from Satan with two weapons, the Word of God, and the Spirit of God. 

Satan attacked those weapons by creating doubt about the authority of the Word of God, then he denied the accuracy of the Word of God, then he created delusion about the acceptability of the Word of God.  Satan uses these same tactics today. 

Listen to this podcast and find out how to determine the true gospel message of God.  Learn how Satan is currently working in our world and how to combat him.

TO ESCAPE TEMPTATION (1 Cor. 10:10-14)

TO ESCAPE TEMPTATION (1 Cor. 10:10-14)

August 1, 2011

We have all heard and quoted to ourselves and others the Scripture that says but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able.  And that verse continues by saying... But will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. This means that God always provides a way to escape temptation. Paul provides us with instructions on how to find that way of escape in a verse by verse study of 1 Cor. 10:10-14.