Matthew 4, Deuteronomy 6 & 8
The fifthteenth sermon of our 23 week series “Setting the Table” - exploring the narrative of Scripture.
Jesus comes out of Egypt, goes through the waters of Baptism, and enters the desert to fast for 40 days. It is at this point, when Jesus is most weak, that the tempter appears.
What we have in Matthew 4 is a cosmic battle between good and evil, faith and doubt, greed and trust; a battle that will determine the fate of Jesus’ ministry, and of the world itself.