Category Archives: Trials & Temptations

trials & temptations in the christian life

The Greatest Peril of Perilous Times

2 Timothy 3:1-6; Matthew 24:10-13 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false … Continue reading

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Spiritual Medicine & Preventative Prescriptions

I Peter 1:6 Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (347-407): God measures out affliction to our need. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES (1899-1981): “If need be”―if such proves needful—if God, in looking upon … Continue reading

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Is Every Affliction a Judgment of God Upon Sin?

John 9:1-3        And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, … Continue reading

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Considering God in the Midst of Our Adversities

Job 2:10; Ecclesiastes 7:14        What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?        In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set … Continue reading

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Teaching Times

Hebrews 5:8        Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): Christ’s sonship did not exempt him from obedience and sufferings. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): He was a Son; the only-begotten … Continue reading

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A Christian’s Best Revenge

Ephesians 4:26; Psalm 37:8; Romans 12:19-21        Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath.        Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.        Dearly … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain

Job 5:7-11        Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: who giveth rain upon … Continue reading

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The Certainty of Temptations & Trials, Troubles & Tribulations

John 16:33; Acts 14:22        In the world ye shall have tribulation.        We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. BROWNLOW NORTH (1810-1875): Every Christian may settle it as a truth in his own mind, that … Continue reading

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Riches & Honours: The Subtle Snare of Worldly Prosperity

2 Chronicles 18:1,2        Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab…And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people he had with him, and persuaded him to go up … Continue reading

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