Sermon text: Mark 1:6-15  

40 days. In Scripture, the number 40 seems to symbolize a period of testing, trial or probation.
In the story of Noah, when God destroyed the earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40. Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights. The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan. Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb...Read full sermon here