Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 10-MAR-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Lent 1 – After his baptism, Jesus was led by his Father's spirit into the wilderness for 40 days to consider the nature of his person and mission. He faced a series of ideas or temptations from his spiritual accuser, who was quoting particular verses lifted straight out of the Bible; and in response, Jesus also used verses taken straight from the Bible. It is an example of 'Midrashim', the traditional Jewish way, still practised, of discovering meanings in the Bible that are much deeper than the literal, by engaging in constructive debate. It is far removed from using an isolated "proof text" to ram home a point. The sermon also deals with the importance of keeping memories alive, an example being the annual observance of Passover with its commands that involve remembering the terrible past in Egypt and showing compassion to strangers.
Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13

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