Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan!”
The Temptation of Jesus
First Sunday in Lent: 21 Feb 2021 – Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:9-13 – With Christ in the wilderness.
The Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness.
Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil.
Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” [Read more…]
Morning Reading: Fri, 12 Jan – Matthew 3-4 ~ And so it begins: Jesus’ baptism, temptation and ministry
I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. [Read more…]
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. [Read more…]