Feedback on Matthew 4 from DPE


I think your choice of the issue of pride is good when preaching this text. The temptation here seems to be an issue of pride. How will Jesus use the gifts he has been given? Will he use them for his own benefit? There is a nice connection between this sermon and the one you wrote on Philippians 2:5-11. The opening story makes you very approachable in the pulpit. I like the transitional sentence: "It is Satan's long strategy to accomplish its purpose by stimulating someone's pride.