Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” Among other things, Chesterton is expressing a truth that any experienced Christian has already discovered: being a faithful disciple of Jesus is tough. Why is it so tough? What can we learn from faithful people in the Bible who persevered when their faith was put to the test?
In my new 7-part Vinebranch sermon series beginning this Sunday, I will explore these questions and tackle specific challenges to Christian living, including temptation, doubt, and unanswered prayer. This Sunday, we’ll look at Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness in Luke 4:1-13.
The series will feature children’s sermons each week and, as always, music by Stephanie Newton and the amazing Vinebranch Band.
The schedule is as follows: [Click to expand.]