ATTENTION: Our regular Sunday service will not be held over the next several weeks.
The service will resume, at the earliest, on May 3rd at 10:30 a.m.
In addition, there will be no Friday Night Lights events until May 8, at the earliest.
We will update the website calendar as more information becomes available.
Please continue to check the calendar or talk with your fellowship leader for more details.
God bless you and welcome to the website for Scriptural Study Groups, located in Central Ohio.
We hope that the resources on this site will prove to be a help and blessing in your study of the Scriptures.
However, we would ask you to please note that this website is designed primarily for the use and convenience of those who participate in Scriptural Study Groups, and not for advertising or promotional purposes. In light of this we would request that visitors do not list, link to, or otherwise promote this site without our knowledge and permission. Thank you!
Temptation is nothing special. We are all subject to it and never, in this life, will we grow beyond its influence. Even our Lord was tempted by all of the things that currently tempt us. Therefore, the question is not, “Will I be tempted?” but rather, “How will I respond?”
The epistle of James helps us to understand both the source and the purpose of temptation.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
First of all, it is essential to understand that God does not send temptation. Some Christians believe that God, being Sovereign, is the source of all things in my life. But the Scriptures declare unequivocally that God does not tempt us. In addition, these verses show us the purpose of temptation: to lead us into sin, and through sin, into death.
Since temptation leads to sin, and never comes from God, it is both right and possible for us to resist all temptation at all times. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in his earthly ministry, left us an example of just how to do this.