• The Wilderness Temptation (Part 2 of 2)

     We are looking at Matthew 4:1-11 which informs us of Satan’s effort to tempt the Lord Jesus Christ.   Mark 1:13 tells us that wild animals were present, likely adding to the danger and tension of the situation.  In part 1, we considered The Personal Needs Test. The toxic one tempted Jesus Christ to meet … Continue reading The Wilderness Temptation (Part 2 of 2)

  • The Wilderness Temptation

    Our Lord opens His diary to inform us in Matthew 4:1-11 of being tempted by Satan.  We have this passage because He wanted us to have it.  “Then (vs. 1).” When? Apparently right after the baptism of chapter 3.  One translation of Mark 1:12 says Jesus was “driven by the Spirit into the wilderness.”  This … Continue reading The Wilderness Temptation

  • Sunshine

     Once there was a man who felt very insecure. He was a nervous type. People tried to help him.  He refused to tell people what he was worried about. But energy drained out of him because of his worry. Talking with him, friends wanted to put him at ease and make him comfortable.  But year … Continue reading Sunshine