January 18, 2021

Sermon: Lessons From A Fight

temptation_of_christ_10_3.jpgSince it’s Lent, the lectionary text was Matthew 4:1-11, Jesus’ test in the wilderness.

I chose a bit of an imaginative beginning, made sure I anchored this story in the Gospel, then used it as a window to talk about the lessons for our own trials and temptations. Pay attention to what kind of community Jesus’ is creating. That’s a much overlooked point.

I cited C.S. Lewis about as much as the text itself. Hey, I’d trade Obadiah for Mere Christianity any day.

Continue to pray for Pastor Ted, who hopes to be back in the pulpit in three weeks.

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