This week at John McMillan Presbyterian Church, May 3, 2020 (late entry). What does God have to do with this sermon series.

When we sign on as disciples of Jesus, it is our hope that we will live the Jesus way and be … well … like Jesus! Then we read this scripture and wonder if we actually can do that. Jesus is tempted to depart from the divine plan for his life. Make bread from stones so his hunger will be satisfied. Give authority to the ruler of this world so that Jesus can rule over the entire world. Prove his faith by jumping off a building so that God can prove his love by saving Jesus. Jesus could do all these things, but didn’t. Jesus’ response to the temptation was to look to his father for guidance. And then he took his father’s advice. Is that how we respond to temptation? Even when we want to be like Jesus, like Jesus, we are tempted to do something un-Jesus-like. So how do we respond? Like Jesus! Some years ago it was fashionable for people to wear bracelets that said “WWJD”. That was actually a good plan to make choices on what we should do in every circumstance. Before we act, ask ourselves what would Jesus do? Jesus checks in with God. And so should we. Watch and listen this Sunday, May 3, at 9:30 on Facebook Live as Pastor Jeff will preach “How does God want us to Gather?” based on Luke 4: 1-13.

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