Friday, March 3, 2017

Anticipating Worship (March 5)

The First Sunday in Lent

Worship Focus:  Christ has defeated the devil and death to give us the victory.

Scripture Readings:
Genesis 2:7-9,15-17;3:1-7,14,15
Psalm 130
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon Meditation:  Genesis 2:7-9,15-17;3:1-7,14,15

There Is Life in the Garden
1.  Seen in the Lord God's immense goodness
2.  Seen in the Lord God's intense grace

Prayer of the Day:  Lord our strength, the battle of good and evil rages within us and around us, and our ancient foe tempts us with his crafty deceits and empty promises.  Keep us steadfast in your Word, and when we fall, raise us up again and restore us through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Happy Lent!

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