Pastor Chico Martin
March 5th, 2017 The 1st Sunday of Lent
Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. -Matt. iv. i.
All of us recognize our selfishness; all of us know how bad our heart feels when we give in to the temptation to satisfy our own desire at the expense of hurting another. Scripture talks about temptation as a trial, test, ordeal or trap. Sometimes temptation is personified as a temptor. Other times temptation is identified as foolish and harmful desires, denial of faith, strangeness, wrong motives, pleasures of adultery, friendship with the world, a turn of heart, a wrong path, intent, enticement, shifting shadows… Continue reading