temptation

First Sunday in Lent

March 9, 2014
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Reading 2: 
Psalm 32
Reading 3: 
Romans 5:12-19
Reading 4: 
Matthew 4:1-11
By Marjorie Suchocki

The texts inaugurate Lent by taking us through the sweep of salvation history: the fall in the garden, the lament over sin in the Psalms, the hope of redress through Christ given in Romans, and then straight to the story of the temptation of Jesus, participating in our frailties yet triumphing over them, in Matthew,

First Sunday in Lent

February 17, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Reading 2: 
Psalms 91:1-2, 9-16
Reading 3: 
Romans 10:8b-13
Reading 4: 
Luke 4:1-13
By Bruce G. Epperly

The reading from Luke 4:1-13 is the traditional centerpiece for the First Sunday in Lent, and it should be. In many ways, Lent invites us to explore our values. The Lenten season invites us to self-examination: What is truly important to us? Where are our deepest values and how do we embody them in daily life? Where is God in our lives? 

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