Mar 10, 2019 | Mike Brandenstein

His Only Son, Our Lord

Luke 4:1-13

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’ ” And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’ ” And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ and “ ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’ ” And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ” And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:1–13, ESV)

Series: Lent 2019

Here is a Lent Prayer Guide produced by our pastor. It has prayers and songs for use as a daily devotional during the season. 

Lent Prayer Guide

The word “Lent” is English in origin and comes from the word “lengthen.” Lent is the time of the year when the days are getting longer, and we are looking forward to the warmth and new life of spring.

Our liturgical calendar reflects this growing light and hope in our celebration of Easter. You see, the date of Easter is always on a Sunday after the spring equinox, because the spring equinox is the point in our solar year when light overtakes dark. Thus the placement of Easter in our church calendar reflects the truth that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the point in history when light overtook darkness, and from that point on the light will grow and grow and grow until the darkness is no more, “And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever,” (Revelation 22:5).