Posts with the tag “temptations”
The Year of the Dragon
by Patrick Swayne on February 9th, 2024
As the Asian world turns its attention to dragons in this new lunar year, let's reflect upon how the word "dragon" is used in the New Testament.
Transforming Our View of Trying Times
by Patrick Swayne on December 2nd, 2023
Job somehow knew that he would come through the fires that tested him "as gold" (Job 23:10). As great as Job was, he knew less about God and His eternal plan than even a babe in Christ knows. Does what you know change what you see when you are tested?
Mark's Look at Jesus' Temptation (and What It Teaches Us About Bible Study)
by Patrick Swayne on September 29th, 2023
If you were challenged to open your Bible to an account of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness, would have you have turned to Mark 1? Mark's short account of this event is often overlooked or lumped into the longer accounts. What can be gained from focusing specifically on what he recorded and developing a habit of considering texts in their context first?
Trials in Three Biblical Lights
by Patrick Swayne on October 15th, 2022
James 1:2 commands us to be joyful when facing trials. This difficult command makes more sense when you examine trials in the other lights in which it is portrayed. Let's consider three ways trials are discussed in the Bible.