Tag Archives: temptation

The Undertow of Temptations of Power

Message Manuscript for Lent 1A Matthew 4:1-11 Delivered to Church for the Highlands        John Henson Sunday, March 5, 2017 [Audio of this sermon is here.] How long can you endure in a crisis? That’s a question Lesley Alderman asks in her book, The Book of Times. Here’s what she finds: If you’re […]

“Beating Temptation” sermon from First Sunday of Lent

Message Manuscript for “Beating Temptation”  Luke 4:1-13 Delivered to Church for the Highlands First Sunday of Lent, February 14, 2016 Oscar Wilde was right when he confessed: “I can resist everything except temptation.”[1] I feel the truth of this every time there is a plate of freshly baked cookies on the kitchen counter as I walk […]

“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You . . . “

“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You . . .”    Luke 4:1-13 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, February 17, 2013   It is all over the airwaves and the commercials.  It has come from the mouth of Marines, guys at the gym, physical therapists, and Kelly Clarkson.  It is the phrase, “What doesn’t […]