On the first Sunday of the season of Lent we remember how Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness and faced temptation. As a voice whispers in his ear about the desirability of immediate gratification, central position, and splendid possessions, we can’t help but be reminded of an earlier temptation story. Adam and Eve, the prototype humans, also were approached by that crafty creature who always seems bent on trying to get people to ignore or disbelieve God’s guidance. Perhaps the contrasting outcome of the two stories can help us prepare for our own times of trial.
March 5 is the first Sunday of the month, so we’ll be sharing in holy communion. Our scripture texts are Genesis 2:15-17 combined with 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11. April’s sermon title is, “An Eye-Opening Experience.”
See you in worship!