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First Sunday in Lent
February 17, 2013 (9:00 a.m.)
Pre-Service Meditation – Psalm 8, Page 27 Front of HymnalTLH 296 st 1-3: Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth
The Invocation, Prayer and Responsive Reading
P: If we way we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C: But if we confess our sins, God, Who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
P: Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C: Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your holy Name.
P: Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called servant of Christ and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
P: O Lord, open Thou my lips.
C: (Sing) And my mouth shall show forth Thy praise.
P: Make haste, O God, to deliver me.
C: (Sing) Make haste to help me, O Lord. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Hallelujah!
The Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Remembering the Lord’s mercies, we too bring Him our hearts and gifts in worship and praise.
The Epistle Lesson: Romans 10:8b-13
Our hearts believe and our mouths make confession
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian church, the communion of saints; The forgiveness of sins; The resurrection of the body; And the life everlasting. Amen
Hymn: Our Lord, You Were Sent
The Sermon ……………………………………………………… Luke 4:1-13
Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’”
5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.”
8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
12 Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.
Jesus Conquers Temptation
1. As Our Brother
2. As Our Example
3. As Our SaviorTLH 144 st 1-3: Jesus, Grant that Balm and Hearing
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
The BenedictionTLH 296 : Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth