- March 1, 2020
Next Sunday: Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11; Message: "Apple Pie." What tempts you? What is it that leads you in a direction you know you should not go? Is it a piece of pie when you are trying to lose weight? Is it "fudging" a few numbers on your tax return since everyone else does it and besides, "when in doubt, leave it out"? The Tempter knows our weaknesses and works hard to exploit them. So where do we go to when we experience these temptations? Scripture! In today's passage, Jesus too is faced by the Tempter and is able to use Scripture to win the hour. We are told that the Devil came at Jesus during a time when Jesus would've been most vulnerable. Jesus is able to defeat the Devil by using the sacred texts. Therefore we have One who knows what we are going through and is there to provide us with the tools for victory.