Jesus in Weakness (sermon video)

I’ve been a priest for close to 12 years now.  And in those 12 years, I’ve probably preached more than 1,000 sermons.  But very few of them have ever touched me in the same way as the one below.

This is the video of a sermon I gave two years ago during this same time of year – the second week of Lent.  It is based on the passage from Matthew 4:1-11, the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

I just watched it this morning and could still feel the chills in my spine as I remembered the picture of Jesus during those 40 days in the desert.  The picture is not a pleasant one at all – it’s not the strong Jesus that we love to picture, or the Almighty Jesus or the Eternal Jesus.  Instead we see a picture of a weak Jesus.  A hungry Jesus.  A Jesus in need of help from the angels.  And that picture breaks my heart.

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