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Temptation (1)
'Jesus was...tempted...' Matthew 4:1 NKJV

Christ's temptation in the wilderness answers these two questions: (1) Who is tempted? Everyone! If Jesus was tempted, you'll be tempted too. Now, you can be victorious over temptation, but you can't pray temptation away. Satan tried different

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Control Your Tongue
'...If we could control our tongues, we...could also control ourselves in every other way.' James 3:2 NLT

The saying goes, 'We are like cats; we lick ourselves with our tongues!' When someone spreads gossip, mark that person carefully. Why? Because if they talk to you about somebody

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Deal with the Stumbling Blocks (2)
'Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block...in your brother's way.' Romans 14:13 NIV

Here are two more stumbling blocks you need to remove in order to win someone to Christ: (1) Boredom. Jesus isn't boring, but sometimes religion is. The story is told of a lady who fell asleep

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Deal with the Stumbling Blocks (1)
'Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block...in your brother's way.' Romans 14:13 NIV

If you want to win someone to Christ, there are certain stumbling blocks you may have to remove. Let's be honest, people are turned off by religion for a lot of reasons - legitimate ones. Let's

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Your Mission: to Serve
'The Gospel...of which I, Paul, have become a servant.' Colossians 1:23 NIV

Who am I? What's my calling? The apostle Paul, who considered himself '...not in the least inferior to the most eminent apostles' (2 Corinthians 11:5 NAS), answers simply: 'I am Paul. My role is serving. I am a

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For Heaven's Sake, Control Yourself!
'A person without self-control...' Proverbs 25:28 NLT

The boy said, 'He made me do it, Dad. He was nasty to me.' Attempting to teach his son responsibility, his father replied, 'Son, you've got to learn that you are the guard at the door of your own life. You're in charge. Nothing gets in

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Never Stop Learning
'...You need someone to teach you...' Hebrews 5:12 NIV

Marlene LeFever quipped, 'Becoming an effective teacher is simple. You just prepare and prepare until drops of blood appear on your forehead.' In the 1920s Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person in the world. Born into poverty,

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Don't Lose Your Compassionate Edge (3)
'...We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathise with our weaknesses...' Hebrews 4:15 NKJV

Dr Joseph Parker told his theology students, 'Preach to the suffering and you will never lack a congregation. There is a broken heart in every pew.' Don't lose your compassionate edge, because

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