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A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 9, 2014. Matthew 4:1-11 Whew!  What an amazing couple of Sundays we’ve had!  We dedicated eight babies and children, ordained Joseph Johnson, welcomed the Watsons into membership, had the youth group lead worship, baptized three youth, heard how God is working in Mattie […] Read More

A sermon by Bob Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. Matthew 4:1-11 March 9, 2014 Our attention this morning is drawn to the temptations of Jesus recorded in Matthew’s gospel. Matthew is not the only writer to tell us about this significant event in Jesus’ life. Mark and Luke also mention it. Mark’s account […] Read More

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. March 9, 2014 First Sunday in Lent Genesis 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11 What did Jesus say about temptation? Well, not much really, not according to this story anyway. In what we call The Lord’s Prayer he is quoted as saying, “And lead us […] Read More

The Test

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston Salem, N.C. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13 A woman brought home a very expensive dress.  Her husband asked, “Why did you buy that dress, dear?  You know we can’t afford it.”  She responded, “Well honey, the devil made me do it.  I was trying it […] Read More

Be Careful What You Promise

Luke 4:1-13 A sermon by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky. “I couldn’t help it,” Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote. “I can resist everything but temptation.” This morning, our attention is focused upon the temptations Jesus faced in the desert soon after he was baptized. Three are recorded in Luke and Matthew’s accounts, […] Read More

A sermon by Jim Somerville, First Baptist Church Richmond, Va. The First Sunday in Lent Psalm 90; Luke 4:1-13; Philippians 3: Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all […] Read More

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The First Sunday of Lent Luke 4:1-13 Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13 A few years back, two priests who were friends of mine and who served at our neighborhood Catholic Church decided they would help their church raise money for the […] Read More

The Synoptic Gospels all include the wilderness temptation narrative. Matthew and Luke go into great detail recounting the three different temptations of the devil. Mark, on the other hand, simply puts it this way (after a relatively short account of Jesus’ baptism): And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on March 25, 2012. Mark 14:32-42 Morning Prayer: O God, we have offered our prayer and song already, but we add the prayers of our hearts today to ask that by your strong hand you would deliver us.  Deliver us from the darkness […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on February 26, 2012. First Sunday in Lent Mark 1:9-13 I. Hate. Camping.  OK, that might be too strong of a statement.  I dislike camping.  If given the choice between camping and cleaning all the toilets in this church, I might just choose […] Read More