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Sermon for Invocabit

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Rev. Charles Lehmann + Invocabit + Matthew 4:1-11 In the Name of + Jesus.  Amen. The joy of service is a common theme in the Scriptures.  Eliezer of Damascus faithfully served Abraham without ever seeking anything for himself.  Jonathan was the son of King Saul, but instead of seeking the throne for himself, he found […]

Lent 1 – Matthew 4:1-11

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit It is not child’s play when we pray lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. Temptation and evil will haunt us until the day we die. Luther’s Small Catechism says God tempts no one. We pray […]

Food and dependency

Friday, February 27th, 2009

I don’t always agree with him, but Stanley Hauerwas’s Matthew commentary in the Brazos series is always thought-provoking. Here he comments on the temptation of Jesus after His forty-day fast: “The devil … thinking that Jesus’s (sic) fast might have weakened him, approaches Jesus just as he approached Eve. Eating may be the devil’s first […]

God’s Devil and Jesus’ Temptation

Friday, February 27th, 2009

[This is a sermon from 2007 that I thought may be of some benefit to you. Enjoy. -Peperkorn] Todd A. Peperkorn, STM Messiah Lutheran Church Kenosha, Wisconsin Invocabit Sunday (Lent 1) Genesis 3:1-21, 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, St. Matthew 4:1-11 TITLE: “God’s Devil and Jesus’ Temptation” Grace to you and peace from God our Father and […]

Jeff Gibbs on Invocabit (Lent 1)

Friday, February 27th, 2009

The narrative of the divinely arranged temptation in the desert of Jesus, God’s Son, should be read in the closest possible connection with the preceding material, especially the baptismal account in 3:13–17. Just as the chapter break between 2:23 and 3:1 was misleading, so is the one here. Matthew simply writes: “And, look, there was […]