First UMC of Laurel
Giving Up Control
Giving Up - When Adam and Eve sinned - it was because they wanted control. Jesus Himself was tempted with control by the devil. In order to be a follower of Christ we need to let go and let God - we need to let Jesus be in control of our lives.
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  • First UMC of Laurel
    424 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Most people don’t like giving up!
Most people don’t like giving up control
the power to influence or direct people's behavior or the course of events
As Christians - we are called to deny self - to yield control to God
We sin because we want control
Adam and Eve - the first humans
Let’s review how Jesus handled temptation - control
The first temptation was about the lust of the flesh
The second temptation concerned the pride of life
The third temptation concerns the lust of the eyes
We desire something and we seem to do most anything to get it
When we resist the devil - when we give up control to God - God will comfort us