“Nothing takes God by Surprise”

Sermon for March 1, 2020 
On this First Sunday in Lent, we read in
Matthew 4:1-11 about the tempting of Jesus in the desert. The fact that Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted teaches us something of great importance. It was by God’s plan and design that Jesus should be “tempted” as Israel had been “tested” in the desert. Jesus was taking our place! He became Israel that He might keep the Covenant with God in our stead!
Nothing takes God by surprise! He is truly in charge of all things!
 Pastor Michael