Refusing Evil’s Price
Refusing Evil’s Price

Refusing Evil’s Price

Welcome to your online worship for Lent 1, Sunday, February 26, 2023.

I am sorry that the icy weather hindered some of our ability to gather to mark the beginning of the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Our 10am service included the imposition of Ashes, but the storm that began in the afternoon kept many away from our 7pm Service that evening.

I do encourage you all to observe a Holy Lent, and in the spirit of this season, I encourage you to make time to pray and to read your Bible each day.

Today’s Opening Sentence

“We shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”- Matthew 4.4

Today’s Reading – Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”
But he answered, “It is written,
‘One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple,
saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
and ‘On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’ ”
Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
‘Worship the Lord your God,
and serve only him.’ ”
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.1

Your Online Message and Prayers

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God Bless you and have a blessed week. Be well!


The Rev’d Rob Park

  1. Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.