FC #669: 3/9/14: First Sunday of Lent, 1st Week of the Psalms
Sunday, March 9: First of Lent: (no Gloria but keeping the Creed): Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 (The creation of our first parents, and sin.); Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17 (Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.); Romans 5:12-19 (Where sin increased, there grace increased all the more.); Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory! One does not live on bread alone, but on every Word that comes forth from the mouth of God. Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, king of endless glory! Matthew 4:1-11 (Jesus fasted for forty days and forty nights and was tempted.)
Theme: We do not live on bread alone, but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God.
I hope and pray you were able to see the thrilling movie, "Son of God." It is very popular for it is still in the theaters in this area. People leave seeming to be filled with a deeper faith, hope and love of Jesus. We have a continuing mission to spread His love and care everywhere.
The biblical texts this first weekend of Lent put into juxtaposition the struggle we all have between good and evil. They help us understand from a biblical perspective why there is evil in our world and how it can be overcome.