The Kingdom

Reading: Matthew 4 “From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’” – Matthew 4:17 “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” – Matthew 4:23 What is the kingdom of heaven?…

Identity challenge

Reading: Matthew 4 “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” – Matthew 4:3 I am sure Satan knew who Jesus was. Right from the beginning he wanted the Christ child to be killed. But, tempter as he was (and is), he just really wanted to know how far he…

The temptation of Jesus

Reading: Matthew 4 Question: “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” – Matthew 6:13.  I have always wondered about this verse.  Why would God lead me into temptation, to begin with, that I have to ask Him not to lead me into it?  I think I have found the…