Matthew

Jesus is tested in the Wilderness – a fork in the road for the Messiah (Matthew 4:1 – 4:11)

Immediately after his baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for forty days, he was hungry. The devil said, “If you are the son of God, turn these stones into bread.” Jesus countered, “The Bible tells us, a person cannot live on…
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Matthew

John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus (Matthew 3:1 – 3:12)

John the Baptist preached in the wilderness of Judea, telling his audience, “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven has come near.” John was the one spoken of in the Old Testament through the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of a man calling in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way…
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