Remembering and Anticipation

First Sunday of Lent, Year C, Old Testament
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

In this week’s lesson, the people of God are hearing a reminder of God’s covenant/promise as they are about to end their time in the desert and cross over into the promised land. We hear this story as we are crossing into Lent, into our time in the desert as a reminder that this period of time is not forever, and that God keeps God’s promises, even when things are difficult. They remember God’s promises as they anticipate their future with God.

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Facing Temptations

First Sunday in Lent, Year C
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13

Jesus, energized and equipped, goes to the wilderness where he faced-down three confrontations that challenge us to this day. The first: how do we make the distinction between what we “want” and what we “need;” “bread” really feeds us? Second: who do we serve and what do we worship? Third: where are we smug, sure we are right, and putting God to the test? Jesus found his way through; Lent invites us to find our way through too.

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Lent, Intergenerational Lesson, Year C
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13

Today, many people are becoming ambivalent to, if not put off by, blaming the Devil for tempting Jesus. Temptation happens. What is important about this passage is that Jesus stared down each temptation and chose a better way. Perhaps the questions for us are: where or when am I inclined to be a show off? Where do I need to be in charge of things? Where am I so sure I am absolutely right and others are absolutely wrong? Then, as we consider our community, what can we do to be more in sync with what Jesus came to teach us?

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