Always On The Job

**Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil** (Matthew 4:1).

Matthew 4:1
Genesis 2:7-9;3:1-7; Psalms 51:3-6,12-14,17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


In the First Letter of the Apostle Peter, it is written, “Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour” (I Pt. 5:8).

An elderly woman, well known for her kindness, never had a bad thing to say about anyone. All of her life, this woman had the uncanny ability to find at least one good quality even in people who were unkind to her.

One day two men saw their kind-hearted neighbor walking down the street. One man said to the other, “I’ll bet you can’t name a single soul whom Mrs. Sosebee can’t say a good word about.”

“I’ll take you up on that,” said the other man. And as Mrs. Sosebee was about to pass them, he greeted her.

“Hello, Mrs. Sosebee. May I ask you a question? What do you think about the Devil?”

“Well,” said the woman with a smile, “you’ll have to admit he’s always on the job.”1


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