Of engines and brakes

Date: Sunday, 28 Octo­ber 2018 | Preacher:
Seri­es: | Bible text: Bible text: Mat­thew 4:1–11
Hint: This ser­mon has been machi­ne trans­la­ted. Plea­se note that we can­not accept any respon­si­bi­li­ty for the accu­ra­cy of the content.

Jesus was tes­ted by the temp­ter in the are­as of popu­la­ri­ty, pos­ses­si­ons and power. The­se are the three are­as that are power­ful engi­nes in our lives as well. Tog­e­ther with fear, this forms a nega­ti­ve spi­ral: one never has enough. The three evan­ge­li­cal coun­sels (chas­ti­ty, pover­ty and obedience) are, to a cer­tain extent, the bra­kes that make a good crea­ti­ve hand­ling of the­se inner for­ces possible.