West End United Methodist Church

Sensational Magician or Son of God

Last week the scripture was about Jesus’s baptism.  Today’s reading follows that one with the Spirit immediately leading Jesus into the wilderness where he fasts for forty days.  At the end of the fasting Jesus is tempted three times, and each temptation is something he ought to be able to do with ease, or at least he should be able to beat the tempter and defeat his foe.  Yet each time he refuses.  Why is that?  (NOTE:  Although the video begins with the Children’s Moment, once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The video of the entire service is available to watch.)

References

  • Matthew :4:1-11

Downloads

Late Service Bulletin 1/19/2020

Early Service Bulletin 1/19/2020

Bulletin Insert (2) 1/19/2020

Audio

Sensational Magician or Son of God (Children's Moment & Sermon) 1/19/2020

Nancy Parker