JESUS’ MINISTRY of healing and casting out demons is a key part of our New Testament study today. But more important, and the reason for the miracles, is the clear message that Jesus did, in fact, claim to be divine.
TODAY WE encounter the Devil as Jesus is led into the desert for 40 days and then tempted — or, more accurately, tested. Thankfully, Jesus resisted the snares of physical gratification (bread), public acclaim, and earthly power.
TODAY WE begin our study of the New Testament, which we will follow in chronological order just as we’re doing with the Old Testament. Our readings today begin the story of Jesus, the Christ.