1. Earthquakes in Napa, California
Pastor Michael Schmid of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napa, California talks about the recent earthquakes that have struck the area.
2. Creation Club
Rev. Warren Woerth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri, and Andy Bates discuss topics in Creation and dispel myths of the theory of evolution.
3. Special Guest Segment
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison talks with special guests, Rev. Tim Klinkenberg, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, CA and Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Schrank, Christ Church Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ.
Rev. Jason Neel of Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, MN looks at Matthew 4:1-11 “The Temptation of Jesus“. (See text below.)
5. Matins Sermonette
Today’s sermonette is by Rev. Jason Neel of Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church in Ham Lake, MN.
The Temptation of Jesus
4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and him only shall you serve.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.