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Trinity Baptist Church

The King Goes to War (Matt 4:1-11)

In his exposition of Matthew, the great Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon titled this section “The King Begins His Reign by a Combat with the Prince of Darkness.” That is a very apt description of the temptation of Jesus. When he went into the wilderness, he did so to exercise his kingly power by defeating Satan where every other person in history had failed. In this way, Jesus began to free his people from the bondage of the dark one.