In the conversation for Sunday, September 10, 2017, Pastor Stuart Nice shares with us the nature of temptation and the power of awareness to help us pass the tests we encounter in our daily lives.
Sacred Reading 00:00-24:45
“And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.”
Matthew 6:13 (NIV)
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
James 1:13-16 (NKJV)