Our preacher this month is Seth Horrell, with a message called, The Distraction, from Luke 4:1-13.
One large problem in the Old Testament is that the people consistently failed to trust God.
The devil in this story offers the “cheat codes” to Jesus, taking the short cut, using performance enhancing substances. The outcome is emphasizing results over the process.
Jesus was offered a short cut to fulfilling his mission, but the means to the end is just as important as the end itself.
Beware of the thought that “you can have it all,” but just make sure to include a little Jesus on the side.
The kingdom that is built must include the cross. We must die in order to truly live. The church cannot rise when it refuses to drop dead.
Frost wrote about two roads in the woods, and he chose the one less traveled by, which made all the difference.