As We Gather... Today is the First Sunday in Lent
as we make our annual journey with Christ to the cross. Though the
Sundays in Lent are not technically part of this somber season,
they do reflect the same penitential theme that characterizes our
forty days of prayerful devotion and repentance. Today we watch as
Jesus faces the slick lies of the tempter. He does not face them on
His own but in the strength and power of God's Word and truth. When
the devil hands Jesus the opportunity to doubt or fear or deny
Himself and His Father in heaven, Jesus responds with the stronger
Word. He does this not to prove Himself, but for us, that we
who live in Him by Baptism and faith may also be made strong in the
Word of the Lord before the devil's wiles and
March 1,8,15 All About Angels: Do you have questions about angels?
Are angelic beings (both good and evil) are all around us? Do they
really exist? Why were they created? What do they do? Why do we
only experience their presence indirectly? The answers to these and
other intriguing questions about these enigmatic beings are given
in the Bible. Join us for an exciting three-week Bible study led by
Pastor Maschke in the Family Life Center from
March 1 We will focus on angels in the media
and basic facts about the existence of angels.
March 8 We will look at the work of evil angels
and the protection from them that God promises us.
March 15 We will study the work of good angels
and their continuing messages to us.