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Protect me, Lord -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Sometimes it's hard to be strong! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
To illustrate today's Gospel reading, discuss with the
"Beating the devil" -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Fighting temptation is a lifelong battle
Bread or stone? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: The real lesson is on temptation. Most

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C

Commentary

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Getting the Right Guest List -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Jim Carlson was a young pastor at a Lutheran church in Minnesota.
What's it take? -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
As we begin the season of Lent we might ask “What’s it take?” What does it take for us to navigate t
Words against the devil -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 -- Sandra Herrmann -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
All three of the passages for this Sunday deal with the very basics of our faith: What do we believe
Getting started on the right foot -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
We now set sail for Jerusalem, the events of holy week, and the hope of Easter morning.
Disciplines to live by -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
[Rev. Dr. Mark J.
God-centered worship -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The book of Deuteronomy provides us with our first lesson for this day and that book is also quoted
Beating down the devil -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Ask me if I believe in the devil and I would have to answer this way.
Renewal -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Since the Sundays in Lent are a time for renewal, rather than for mourning or self-negation, the scr
A good story retold -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
The movie Jesus of Montreal (1989) pictures young actors working to revitalize a passion play

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Getting the Right Guest List -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Jim Carlson was a young pastor at a Lutheran church in Minnesota.

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Praxis And The Mushrooms -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Call to worship:

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Jesus Won! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
“Jesus answered him, It is said, 'do not put the Lord our God to the test.'”
Jesus First -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: There are many options in life, choose to put Jesus first
Worth the Effort -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Anna Shirey -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Protect me, Lord -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an
Rocks and choices -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Let's talk about rocks today. Do any of you have a rock collection?
Rocks and choices -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers: The story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness is confusing to children, whose onl
Sometimes it's hard to be strong! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Hello! Today is the first Sunday in a new season for the
Beating the devil -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Once, Jesus went out in the desert and was all
Bread or stone? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Have you ever heard of "fasting"? What is it? (Let them

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Are You Tempted To Be Offended? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus is getting plenty of media coverage these days.
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.

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Wonder Bread -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The body is more than food.
Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.
It's Tempting -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a television schedule

Children's Story

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The Big City -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - C
When Tracy was going on fifteen, her family decided to move to the city from the sleepy mark

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Lent 1 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wildern

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The Temptation Of Sally Vation -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91 -- John A. Tenbrook -- 2004
Saint Paul reminds us that "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14) and
Temptation -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Robert F. Crowley -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
Theme

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Handling Temptation -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Bill Thomas -- 2007
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wildern

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2019) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2016) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2013) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
NULL -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Bob Ove -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Aren't we tempted more when we are hungry or thirsty or have some other urgent need?
NULL -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
In one of Shakespeare's more unpleasant plays, Measure for Measure, Isabella learns that her
Jeremy, at sixteen, had his... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Jeremy, at sixteen, had his first job: scooping ice cream and making iced drinks. He'd
Temptations are always before me... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Temptations are always before me. My driving habits have caused more than one angel to
An old story reminds us... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
An old story reminds us of the dangerous tricks the devil tries. At one time, goodness on
If the Lenten season is... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
If the Lenten season is a time of remembering the stories of our faith, surely Luke's story
Several years ago there were... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Several years ago there were four Orthodox Jewish students who sued Yale University.
Because the devil was not... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Because the devil was not depicted in Christian art until an illustrated manuscript known as the
I have always believed that... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
I have always believed that God could speak through any medium including books, television, movies,
In 1567, Saint Teresa of... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
In 1567, Saint Teresa of Avila set out to establish a monastery of poverty in Medina.
Some people driving through Montana... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Some people driving through Montana are surprised to find out that state troopers are pulling cars o
When the new pastor arrived... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
When the new pastor arrived at his first parish, he formed an immediate relationship with the "chief
In The Phantom of... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
In The Phantom of the Opera, Christine is finally in the presence of the angel of music.
The opportune time presented itself... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The "opportune time" presented itself. His wife was gone across the country to her parents' place.
A writer once spoke of... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A writer once spoke of his "starving artist" period as a young man in a large city, and described a
Power, prestige and money -- the... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Power, prestige and money -- the three great temptations of our day.
Among the feats for which... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Among the feats for which Mohawks among the Native American population are known and widely-respecte

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2019) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Intercession

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God Of Love And Forgiveness... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Commitment to a calling -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Commitment to a callingGospel Note:
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Are You Tempted To Be Offended? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus is getting plenty of media coverage these days.
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Lent 1 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
In the early years of the Christian Church a dominant theme of the Lenten season was the conflict be
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Are You Tempted To Be Offended? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus is getting plenty of media coverage these days.
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was an expert at sleight of hand, a skeptic when it came to the spirituali
Testing Time -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
To live the Christian life is to be tested.
On Defeating The Devil -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
At every baptism in the Lutheran church an old question is asked.
A Matter Of Means -- Luke 4:1-13 -- John N. Brittain -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Whenever the Olympics roll around even people like me think a little bit more about fitness and spor
The Conclusion: Thine Is The Power -- Psalm 68:28-35, Romans 1:16-17, Luke 4:1-13 -- James A. Lucas -- 2000
The Lord's Prayer -- The Conclusion
Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.
Our Christian I.D. -- Luke 4:1-13 -- John M. Braaten -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Given that you and I are reasonably good people, it probably does not amaze you to read that Jesus w
That's the Way Life Really Is! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
Some time ago the Evening News pictured the dramatic action and interaction among a group of teenage
Keep The Devil Out! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1976
Because of the book and movie, The Exorcist, there is probably more talk about the Devil than ever.

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The Nature Of Temptation -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - C
I've never been very clear about the difference between temptation and sin.

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In The Wilderness -- Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Sandra Herrmann -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Contents "In the Wilderness" by Peter Andrew Smith
Temptation Eyes -- Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Keith Hewitt -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Contents"Temptation Eyes" by Keith Hewitt "Lent 1" by John Steward
A Sacrifice For Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - C
A Story To Live ByA Sacrifice For Lent
Roots -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- C. David Mckirachan, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Illusion" by Sandra Herrmann

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The Church Should Go To Hell! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Many churches, as part of their routine of worship, engage in the "passing of the peace." The practi
Don't Give Up, Give In -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wildern
Hasta La Vista, Baby! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
The Marines have been in the headlines in recent years, and the publicity has not always been positi
God Will Be With Us -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Cindy was on the brink of despair. Her hours at work were getting longer and longer.
A Man Who Would Be God -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Richard A. Jensen -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
It was to be his first trip back to China. He was born in China to missionary parents in the 1930s.

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Are You Tempted To Be Offended? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus is getting plenty of media coverage these days.
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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Lent 1 -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
First Sunday In Lent -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 4:1-13Theme: Satan's Best Shot
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: Expressing Our GratitudeCall To Worship
Lent 1 -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: PurpleGospel: Luke 4:1-13
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 -- Heth H. Corl -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11Theme: Remembering God's deliverance
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John Jamison
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. (vv. 1-2)

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George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 5, 2021:
  • Advent Roadwork by Chris Keating — Our repentance clears the ground so that the foundations of grace and reconciliation can be set. These are the first steps to be undertaken before the massive rebuilding can occur.

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Mark Ellingsen
We knew it all along, but it takes good messengers if we are to hear it again.

Baruch 5:1-9
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Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
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Baruch 5:1-9
Referring to this lesson, the ancient theologian Irenaeus wrote:

... the prophet has pointed out, that as many believers as God has prepared for this purpose, to multiply those left upon earth, should both be under the rule of the saints to minister to this Jerusalem.  (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.1, p.565)

The text is about the fresh start God affords us in Christ.  The coming son is like a bridge to this new reality.  About Christ’s role in this way, the medieval mystic Catherine of Siena once wrote:

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“The Real Messanger” by Frank Ramirez
“The Unforgiving Manure Spreader” by John Sumwalt


The Real Messanger
by Frank Ramirez
Malachi 3:1-4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me…. (Malachi 3:1)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely. But he wasn't lonely for long, for lots of people came to the entrance to the maze and petted him and patted him and stroked him and spoke to him. Roly perked up, and wondered for the hundredth time what went on in a maze. Still, the family had told him very firmly to stay at the entrance in case he got lost in the maze, or worse, because he was so small, tripped people up by darting between their legs.

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Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
Have you ever noticed that many people seem to feel they either have "too much" Christmas or "not enough" Christmas? Television commentator Andy Rooney is one who thinks he has had "too much" Christmas. Andy Rooney, in fact, has proposed a "Christmas Holidays Limitations Act." These are some of the provisions of that Act:

1. Capital punishment would be mandatory for anyone caught selling Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving.
Cynthia E. Cowen
Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio station. It begins with this announcement, "From the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake, we bring you Our Saviour's morning service."

One Advent season, the pastor had selected an "in the sandals" sermon series. The first biblical character to be heard from was John the Baptist. As John entered clothed in the prophet's clothing, a reader announced: "Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight" (Luke 3:4b).
J. Will Ormond
The setting and shape of this sermon are obvious. It was preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of that congregation.

The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
Robert S. Jarboe
Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)


Date:
Reader A:
Reader B:

Introit
(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Litany
Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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