St. John's Lutheran Church - Des Moines, Iowa

First Sunday in Lent

March 01, 2020 Pastor Robert Speirs
St. John's Lutheran Church - Des Moines, Iowa
First Sunday in Lent
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St. John's Lutheran Church - Des Moines, Iowa
First Sunday in Lent
Mar 01, 2020
Pastor Robert Speirs

Matthew 4:1-11

Today’s gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert and his triumph over the power of the evil one. This journey of 40 days sets the stage for our own journey through the five weeks in Lent. During this season of lengthening days, we are invited to renew our faith as we draw closer to the Easter celebration. The readings for the first Sunday in Lent turn our attention to the struggle between good and evil. In Genesis, we are reminded that we were created to be in relationship with our creator, the creation and with one another. In the passage from Romans, we learn that “we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves” as a result of Adam’s disobedience. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, we are given the gift of new life and freedom from the bondage of sin. 

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Matthew 4:1-11

Today’s gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert and his triumph over the power of the evil one. This journey of 40 days sets the stage for our own journey through the five weeks in Lent. During this season of lengthening days, we are invited to renew our faith as we draw closer to the Easter celebration. The readings for the first Sunday in Lent turn our attention to the struggle between good and evil. In Genesis, we are reminded that we were created to be in relationship with our creator, the creation and with one another. In the passage from Romans, we learn that “we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves” as a result of Adam’s disobedience. Through Christ’s death and resurrection, we are given the gift of new life and freedom from the bondage of sin.