Rev. Gary Heaton will give the first sermon in our Thematic Sermon Series for Lent at 9 and 11:00 this Sunday, March 5. The theme is From Silence to Song and the title of his message is “God Listens, God Sings”. The scripture text is Matthew 4:1-11.
The Worship Ensemble plays at 9:00 and at 11:00 the Chancel Choir anthem is “Be Still” by Mary McDonald. New members will be received during the second service.
Larry Musselwhite reads scripture at the early service and John Stockstill reads at 11. Laura Stockstill will lead the Psalter. Join us!
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” 11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him. Matthew 4:1-11