We've been taught that temptation cripples the soul. But can God use it to shape our spiritual growth? Taking a practical, relevant, theologically sound approach to the snares of our contemporary culture, Chaddick shows how challenges to conviction and character can lead to a pursuit of the good instead of merely an avoidance of evil.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 4.5 hours; 4 CDs; read by the author.
In the wilderness, Satan tempted Jesus in the most unlikely waysthrough independence, religion, and success. The enemys goal for us is the same, convincing us to enjoy the gifts of this world while making the Giver optional in our quest for life.But by learning to live in the Spirit, lies are exposed and moments of temptation are turned into powerful displays of conviction and character, bringing us closer to Jesus and who we are to become. Then temptation, through the victory of Jesus, can become an opportunity that slingshots our faith into a place where we can actively experience freedom in the Spirit.
Tim Chaddick is the founding pastor of Reality LA, a rapidly growing church in the heart of Hollywood, California. He is the author of Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning. Tim and his wife, Lindsey, live in Los Angeles with their three daughters.