Adam and Eve disobeyed God, thinking that they knew better than him, with disastrous consequences. While being tempted in the wilderness, Jesus denied his own impulses and followed God’s will. In the modern world, where we are used to having control over so many things, we often fail to seek God’s will for our lives and try to call all the shots ourselves. God wants us to deny ourselves and give him the final say when we are charting out the course of our lives.
We opened worship with “Control” and Larry gave his thoughts on control just before the message. To read Pastor Mary’s message, based on Genesis 2: 15-7, 3: 1-7 and Matthew 4: 1-11, click here. For some interesting thoughts on control, see below.