Sermons, 1905-1919

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This is one of nine sermons Earl Davis kept together in a string-bound collection. All but one are undated. The dated one comes with an envelope marked April 1, 1906. The other eight sermons were gathered together and hand-written on similar paper. Therefore, it is reasonable to date all of them from 1906, probably Spring 1906.

This sermon is a discussion of the temptations of Jesus and their meaning for modern life (see Matthew 4:4-9). Jesus met and conquered these temptations because he heard God in him; he was doing God's work with God, perfecting the uncompleted world.

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Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, philosophy, Jesus

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Temptation [String-Bound Sermons]



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