Was Jesus REALLY tempted?
Last week Pastor Taylor preached a sermon from Hebrews 4:14-16 entitled “Draw Near to the Throne of Grace”. This week’s Weekly Spiritual Checkup contains a quote from C.S. Lewis that reinforces the concepts from last Sunday’s message.
“A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside of us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means—the only complete realist.” – C.S. Lewis
If you didn’t hear the sermon last week you can listen to it here. Draw Near to the Throne of Grace
This Sunday Pastor Taylor will be asking these questions:
What is a priest?
What is a priest supposed to do?
And what makes Jesus our Great High Priest?
Join us this Sunday at 10am at New Hope Presbyterian Church as we consider together, “Jesus Christ Our Great High Priest.”
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