Lecture 1



The First Principle

Nature Of Temptation

Matt.   26

Genesis 39

Scheme of Temptation

Excuses for Sin

Strength of Temptation

Character of Potiphar's Wife

Review Directives


This is the first sermon upon the doctrine of temptation.
As Preached from the Pulpit of the Reformed Bible Church
by Pastor Paul Michael Raymond s.s.

Lecture 1

The world in which we live is full of temptation and wickedness. We, at every turn, because of the infirmity of our flesh, are tempted by one circumstance or another.  Our lusts come upon us to crowd us, tempt us and overtake us.  By one lust or another we are first wearied, then we succumb and often fall.  In all of these trials, the Lord gives us admonition.  For our benefit He gives us warning and Pastoral counsel as to the enemy about us.  He saith unto us, even unto His own saints, those called by His grace and His mercy, "Watch and pray that ye", (even ye mine own disciples) "enter not into temptation".


Our principle verse comes from Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation."

Temptation is about us every day.  At every moment of our lives we are always tested.  Through such testing and trials of temptation we are shown the caliber of our frame and of what spirit we be.  Ultimately, we must conclude, "the spirit is willing, but the flesh most weak."  And yet the Lord saith "Watch ye and pray that ye enter not into temptation".




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