Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church


 
 

The Officers and members of Berean would like to extend a hearty "welcome" to
our  Visitors and Friends. We are privileged to have you in our midst today.
Please come again and worship with us in the home of the Lord. "Surely the
righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell
in thy presence." (Psalm 140:13)


Pastor Homer Hart
Senior Pastor
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Spirit of Prophecy

“And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost
returned from 
Jordan, and was led by the
Spirit into the wilderness.” 
The words of
Mark are still more significant. He says,

“Immediately the Spirit driveth Him into
the wilderness. 
And He was there in the
wilderness forty days, tempted of 
Satan;
and was with the wild beasts.” “And in
those days 
He did eat nothing.” When
Jesus was led into the wilderness to be
tempted, 
He was led by the Spirit of God.
He did not invite 
temptation He went to
the wilderness to be alone, to 
contemplate
His mission and work. By fasting and prayer

He was to brace Himself for the bloodstained
path He 
must travel. But Satan knew that the
Savior had gone into 
the wilderness, and he
thought this the best time to 
approach Him.

Mighty issues for the world were at stake in
the conflict 
between the Prince of light and
the leader of the kingdom 
of darkness. After
tempting man to sin, Satan claimed the 
earth
as his, and styled himself the prince of this
world. 
Having conformed to his own nature
the father and 
mother of our race, he thought
to establish here his 
empire. He declared that
men had chosen him as their 
sovereign.
Through his control of men, he held dominion

over the world. Christ had come to disprove
Satan’s 
claim. As the Son of man, Christ would
stand loyal to 
God. Thus it would be shown
that Satan had not gained 
complete control of
the human race, and that his claim to 
the
world was false. All who desired deliverance
from his 
power would be set free. The
dominion that Adam had 
lost through sin
would be recovered.
(The Desire of 
Ages,
Chapter 12, Pages 114, 115)

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