Sermons on Matthew 4:1-11

Lent 1 – Speaking and walking in truth

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Lent has been a time in the Church year for us to pause and to look up at God but also to examine ourselves to see obstacles to drawing nearer to God and to be aware of signs of new life in us from Him.  It is about growing in love, as Ineke pointed out last week. The…

Lent 1 – And nothing but the Truth

[preached at All Saints Amersfoort] Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.  Lent has begun last Wednesday, when, those of us who came for the imposition of ashes on our foreheads in the sign of the Cross, were reminded to return to the dust from which we came:  “You are dust, O man / O woman, and to dust you shall return.”  A reminder of…

Lent 1 – The Truth sets us free

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. We are following Jesus up to Jerusalem this Lent. In our Gospel we return to the very beginnings of Jesus’ ministry to us on earth.  John the Baptist had proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, and Jesus comes to him to be baptized by him – we hear the words of the Father, “This is…