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Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Matthew 2:13-23.

Humanity at its worst and at its best  (Matthew 2:13-23)

I.   ______________ lives! 

A.   “Man is not able by nature to want God to be God; indeed, he wants himself to be God and does not want God to be God” (Martin Luther, “Disputation Against Scholastic Theology,” Thesis 17, 1517).

B.   ___________/___________ basic inclination is self-deification (incurvatus in se—bent toward self).  

II.   ______________ lives!

A.   Jesus comes as a ___________ among wolves, and _______ are the wolves (Psalm 22:16; John 1:29; 2 Corinthians 10:4).

B.   He lets God be God (vv.13-14, 19-21; Matthew 4:1-4; 26:52-54). 

C.   His inclination is self-____________ (bent toward God and neighbor).