— — S. in Lent (Invocavit): Jesus Does Battle in — First Our Place Gen 3:1-21; 1 Sam. 17:40-51; 2 Cor. 6:1-10; Heb. 4:14-16; Matt. 4:1-11; Psalm 32; Psalm 118:1 -13 — Memorization Verses:Gen 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, Heb. 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unableand between your offspring and her offspring; he shall to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in everybruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.1 Sam. 17:46-47 This day the LORD will deliver you into Matt. 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For itmy hand…and that all this assembly may know that the is written, “„You shall worship the Lord your God and himLORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the only shall you serve.‟”LORDs, and he will give you into our hand.”; Psalm 32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve2 Cor. 6:7 by truthful speech, and the power of God; with me from trouble; you surround me with shouts ofthe weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the deliverance.left; Psalm 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
•How does Satancorner you?•How does the Spiritdo battle within you,for you?
…let us pray to the Lord. doubts, that our Father would …Lord, have mercy. send the Holy Spirit to reassure 1. Let us pray to the Lord who them with the Savior‟s promises, hears the voice of His people, to grant them confidence to sees our misery and delivers us confess that “Jesus is Lord” and Use your prayer notes. with a mighty hand and believe that God raised Him from Use a verse from the outstretched arm. the dead... bible to reflect on. 2. For ourselves and all who are For all who are troubled by the Pray about spiritual struggling with temptation, that difficulties of life, [including battle. God strengthen us to recognize _____], that the Lord who P raise Satan‟s lies, trust Christ‟s brought Israel out of Egypt with R epentance forgiveness, hold firm to the One a mighty hand and outstretched A ppreciation who conquered Satan and resist arm would mercifully reach into Y ou the enticements of the devil, the their lives with comfort, faith and E veryone world and our sinful natures... relief... R esolve 3. For the Church of God, that 5. For hearts and minds eager to every division be overcome by give back to our bountiful God, the truth of God‟s Word, that in that by the working of the Holy unity God‟s people proclaim Spirit we thankfully and Jesus to the world and that the willingly return to Him the Gospel turn unbelieving hearts to firstfruits of all He gives us, that worship the Lord our God and He would use those offerings to serve Him only... extend His kingdom of grace... 4. For those who are afflicted by
…let us pray to the Lord. courage and wisdom for their …Lord, have mercy. daily work... 6. For pastors, missionaries, 9. For our marriages and deaconesses, teachers and all families, that our Father would workers in Christ‟s Church, that heal broken relationships, Use your prayer notes. our Father would provide for strengthen healthy relationships, Use a verse from the their needs, use them to care for renew our love for each other bible to reflect on. our needs and teach us that we with His love for us and use us Pray about spiritual do not live by bread alone but by to encourage each other in faith battle. every word that comes from the and life... P raise mouth of God... 10. For those who come to R epentance 7. For good government and for receive Christ‟s body and blood, A ppreciation good citizenship, that God lead that our Father give us true Y ou those who govern to promote repentance, a firm faith in Christ E veryone justice, protect the weak, reward and confidence in His promise R esolve virtue and punish evil; and that that everyone who calls on the He guide us to exercise our name of the Lord will be saved... freedoms responsibly... 11. Into Your hands, O Lord, we 8. For our armed forces and for commend all for whom we pray, all who work for our protection, trusting in Your mercy, through that God would shelter them Your Son, Jesus Christ, our from harm and give them Lord. Amen.
1 A mighty fortress is our God, 3 Though devils all the world shouldA trusty shield and weapon; fill,He helps us free from evry need All eager to devour us.That hath us now oertaken. We tremble not, we fear no ill,The old evil foe They shall not overpowr us.Now means deadly woe; This worlds prince may stillDeep guile and great might Scowl fierce as he will,Are his dread arms in fight; He can harm us none,On earth is not his equal. Hes judged; the deed is done;2 With might of ours can naught be One little word can fell him.done, 4 The Word they still shall let remainSoon were our loss effected; Nor any thanks have for it;But for us fights the Valiant One, Hes by our side upon the plainWhom God Himself elected. With His good gifts and Spirit.Ask ye, Who is this? And take they our life,Jesus Christ it is. Goods, fame, child, and wife,Of Sabaoth Lord, Let these all be gone,And theres none other God; Our victry has been won;He holds the field forever. The Kingdom ours remaineth.
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Genesis 3:1-21 “Because you have done this,The Fall cursed are you above all livestock3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of and above all beasts of the field;the field that the LORD God had made. on your belly you shall go,He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, „You shall not and dust you shall eateat of any tree in the garden‟?” 2 And the woman said to the all the days of your life.serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,3 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,but God said, „You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is and between your offspring and her offspring;in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you he shall bruise your head,die.‟” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not and you shall bruise his heel.”surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes 16 To the woman he said,will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for in pain you shall bring forth children.food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree Your desire shall be for your husband,was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and and he shall rule over you.”ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, 17 And to Adam he said,and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they “Because you have listened to the voice of your wifeknew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves and have eaten of the treetogether and made themselves loincloths. of which I commanded you,8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the „You shall not eat of it,‟garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid cursed is the ground because of you;themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man 18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard and you shall eat the plants of the field.the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I 19 By the sweat of your facewas naked, and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you shall eat bread,you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I till you return to the ground,commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman for out of it you were taken;whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, for you are dust,and I ate.” 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, and to dust you shall return.”“What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The 20 The man called his wifes name Eve, because she was theserpent deceived me, and I ate.” mother of all living. 21 And the LORD God made for Adam14 The LORD God said to the serpent, and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
1 Samuel 17:40-51 the host of the Philistines this day to the birds40 Then he took his staff in his hand and of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth,chose five smooth stones from the brook and that all the earth may know that there is aput them in his shepherds pouch. His sling God in Israel, 47 and that all this assemblywas in his hand, and he approached the may know that the LORD saves not withPhilistine. sword and spear. For the battle is the41 And the Philistine moved forward and LORDs, and he will give you into our hand.”came near to David,with his shield-bearer in 48 When the Philistine arose and came andfront of him. 42 And when the Philistine drew near to meet David, David ran quicklylooked and saw David, he disdained him, for toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.he was but a youth, ruddy and handsome in 49 And David put his hand in his bag andappearance. 43 And the Philistine said to took out a stone and slung it and struck theDavid, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with Philistine on his forehead. The stone sank intosticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his forehead, and he fell on his face to thehis gods.44 The Philistine said to David, ground.“Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the 50 So David prevailed over the Philistine withbirds of the air and to the beasts of the field.” a sling and with a stone, and struck the45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You Philistine and killed him. There was no swordcome to me with a sword and with a spear in the hand of David. 51 Then David ran andand with a javelin, but I come to you in the stood over the Philistine and took his swordname of the LORD of hosts, the God of the and drew it out of its sheath and killed himarmies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 and cut off his head with it. When theThis day the LORDwill deliver you into my Philistines saw that their champion washand, and I will strike you down and cut off dead,they fled.your head. And I will give the dead bodies of
2 Corinthians 6:1-10 purity, knowledge, patience,6 Working together with him, then, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuinewe appeal to you not to receive the love; 7 by truthful speech, and thegrace of God in vain. 2 For he says, power of God; with the weapons of“In a favorable time I listened to righteousness for the right hand andyou, for the left; 8 through honor and and in a day of salvation I have dishonor, through slander and praise.helped you.” We are treated as impostors, and yetBehold, now is the favorable time; are true; 9 as unknown, and yet wellbehold, now is the day of salvation. known; as dying, and behold, we3 We put no obstacle in anyones live;as punished, and yet not killed;way, so that no fault may be found 10 as sorrowful, yet alwayswith our ministry, 4 but as servants rejoicing; as poor, yet making manyof God we commend ourselves in rich; as having nothing, yetevery way: by great endurance, in possessing everything.afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots,labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6 by
Hebrews 4:14-16Jesus the Great High Priest14 Since then we have a great highpriest who has passed through theheavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let ushold fast our confession. 15 For we donot have a high priest who is unable tosympathize with our weaknesses, butone who in every respect has beentempted as we are, yet without sin.16Let us then with confidence draw nearto the throne of grace, that we mayreceive mercy and find grace to help intime of need.
Matthew 4:1-11 concerning you,‟ andThe Temptation of Jesus “„On their hands they will bear you up,4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit lest you strike your foot against ainto the wilderness to be tempted by the stone.‟”devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it isforty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the written, „You shall not put the Lordtempter came and said to him, “If you your God to the test.‟” 8 Again, theare the Son of God, command these devil took him to a very high mountainstones to become loaves of bread.” 4 and showed him all the kingdoms ofBut he answered, “It is written, the world and their glory. 9 And he said“„Man shall not live by bread alone, to him, “All these I will give you, if but by every word that comes from you will fall down and worship me.” 10the mouth of God.‟” Then Jesus said to him, “Be5 Then the devil took him to the holy gone, Satan! For it is written,city and set him on the pinnacle of the “„You shall worship the Lord your Godtemple 6 and said to him, “If you are and him only shall you serve.‟”the Son of God, throw yourself 11 Then the devil left him, anddown, for it is written, behold, angels came and were“„He will command his angels ministering to him.
Psalm 32 may be found;Blessed Are the Forgiven surely in the rush of great waters,A Maskil of David. they shall not reach him.32 Blessed is the one whose transgression is 7 You are a hiding place for me;forgiven, you preserve me from trouble; whose sin is covered. you surround me with shouts of2 Blessed is the man against whom the deliverance.SelahLORD counts no iniquity, 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the and in whose spirit there is no deceit. way you should go;3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted I will counsel you with my eye upon you.away 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without through my groaning all day long. understanding,4 For day and night your hand was heavy which must be curbed with bit and bridle,upon me; or it will not stay near you. my strength was dried up as by the heat 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,of summer.Selah but steadfast love surrounds the one who5 I acknowledged my sin to you, trusts in the LORD. and I did not cover my iniquity; 11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, OI said, “I will confess my transgressions to righteous,the LORD,” and shout for joy, all you upright in and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. heart!Selah6 Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you
Psalm 118:1-13 hate me.His Steadfast Love Endures Forever 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD118 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he than to trust in man.is good; 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD for his steadfast love endures forever! than to trust in princes.2 Let Israel say, 10 All nations surrounded me; “His steadfast love endures forever.” in the name of the LORD I cut them3 Let the house of Aaron say, off! “His steadfast love endures forever.” 11 They surrounded me, surrounded me4 Let those who fear the LORD say, on every side; “His steadfast love endures forever.” in the name of the LORD I cut them5 Out of my distress I called on the off!LORD; 12 They surrounded me like bees; the LORD answered me and set me they went out like a fire amongfree. thorns;6 The LORD is on my side; I will not in the name of the LORD I cut themfear. off! What can man do to me? 13 I was pushed hard, so that I was7 The LORD is on my side as my falling,helper; but the LORD helped me. I shall look in triumph on those who
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (Invocavit)Genesis 3:1–21or 1 Samuel 17:40–512 Corinthians 6:1–10or Hebrews 4:14–16Matthew 4:1–11Jesus Does Battle in Our PlaceIn the Garden, man exalts himself to be a god in place of God (Gen. 3:1–21). He succumbs tothe temptation of the devil, and eating of the forbidden fruit, he receives death. But in the sin-cursed wilderness, God humbles Himself to become man in place of man (Mt. 4:1–11). He doesnot eat but fasts and bears the onslaughts of the devil for us that we may be restored to life.Jesus stands as David in our place to do battle against the Goliath, Satan (1 Samuel 17:40–51).Though outwardly Jesus appears weak, yet He comes in the name of the Lord of hosts. Hedraws from the five smooth stones of the books of Moses and slings the Word of God. The stonesinks into the forehead, and the enemy falls. In Christ we are victorious over the devil. Let ustherefore not receive the grace of God in vain (2 Cor. 6:1–10), but seeing that we have a greatHigh Priest, let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain help in time of need(Heb 4:14–16).
1 Amazing grace--how sweet His grace has brought me safe the sound-- thus far, That saved a wretch like me! His grace will lead me home. I once was lost but now am found, 4 Yes, when this flesh and Was blind, but now I see! heart shall fail And mortal life shall cease, 2 The Lord has promised good Amazing grace shall then to me, prevail His Word my hope secures; In heavens joy and peace. He will my shield and portion be 5 When we‟ve been there ten As long as life endures. thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, 3 Through many dangers, toils We‟ve no less days to sing and snares, God‟s praise I have already come; Than when we‟d first begun.
Second S. in Lent (Reminiscere) Holding God to His Word Gen 32:22-32 Jacob Wrestles with God 1 Thess. 4:1-7 A Life Pleasing to God or Rom. 5:1-5 Peace with God Through Faith Matt. 15:21-28 The Faith of a Canaanite Woman Psalm 121 My Help Comes from the Lord
Gen 32:22-32; 1 Thess. 4:1-7; Rom. 5:1-5; us how you ought to walk and to please God, And his disciples came and begged him,Matt. 15:21-28; Psalm 121 just as you are doing, that you do so more and saying, “Send her away, for she is crying outGenesis 32:22-32 more. 2 For you know what instructions we after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But sheJacob Wrestles with God the will of God, your sanctification: that you came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help22 The same night he arose and took his two abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one me.” 26 And he answered, “It is not right to takewives, his two female servants, and his eleven of you know how to control his own body in the childrens bread andthrow it to thechildren, and crossed the ford of holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of dogs.” 27 She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even thethe Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them lust like the Gentiles who do not know dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their mastersacross the stream, and everything else that he God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his table.”28 Then Jesus answered her, “Ohad. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man brother in this matter, because the Lord is an woman, great is your faith!Be it done for youwrestled with him until the breaking of the avenger in all these things, as we told you as you desire.” And her daughter washealedday. 25 When the man saw that he did not beforehand and solemnly warned instantly.prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, Psalm 121socket, and Jacobs hip was put out of joint as but in holiness. My Help Comes from the LORDhe wrestled with him. 26 Then he said, “Let me Romans 5:1-5 A Song of Ascents.go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I Peace with God Through Faith 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills.will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27 And 5 Therefore, since we have been justified by From where does my help come?he said to him, “What is your name?” And he faith, we have peace with God through our 2 My help comes from the LORD,said, “Jacob.” 28 Then he said, “Your name Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have who made heaven and earth.shall no longer be called Jacob, but also obtained access by faith into this grace in 3 He will not let your foot be moved;Israel, for you have striven with God and with which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the he who keeps you will not slumber.men, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in 4 Behold, he who keeps Israelhim, “Please tell me your name.” But he our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces will neither slumber nor sleep.said,“Why is it that you ask my name?” And endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, 5 The LORD is your keeper;there he blessed him. 30 So Jacob called the and character produces hope, 5 and hope does the LORD is your shade on your right hand.name of the place Peniel, saying, “For I have not put us to shame, because Gods love has 6 The sun shall not strike you by day,seen God face to face, and yet my life has been been poured into our hearts through the Holy nor the moon by night.delivered.” 31 The sun rose upon him as he Spirit who has been given to us. 7 The LORD will keep you from all evil;passed Penuel, limping because of his Matthew 15:21-28 he will keep your life.hip. 32 Therefore to this day the people of Israel The Faith of a Canaanite Woman 8 The LORD will keepdo not eat the sinew of the thigh that is on the 21 And Jesus went away from there and your going out and your coming inhip socket, because he touched the socket of withdrew to the district of Tyre and from this time forth and forevermore.Jacobs hip on the sinew of the thigh. Sidon. 22 And behold, a Canaanite woman from1 Thessalonians 4:1-7 that region came out and was crying, “HaveA Life Pleasing to God mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my4 Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you daughter is severely oppressed by a