Temptations – March 1, 2020

Matthew 4:1-11

The temptations Jesus encountered shows Jesus was the Messiah. The most god-like thing to do in that moment was to not be godlike and while Jesus had the power to be godlike he chose not to.

What would you do in the moment of temptation if you were in Jesus’ position and had Jesus’ power? The history of Christianity shows that when the church grabs power it usually does pretty deplorable things with it. We’ve used it to oppress people, to discriminate, to support bigotry and racism. It’s not a good track record…

You are God’s child, in whom God is well-pleased. What are the temptations you’re facing? Know that you have a Messiah who has been there, who can sustain you as you walk through it.

Temptations – March 1, 2020

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