“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far has the LORD helped us.’”
- 1 Samuel 7:12
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church - Pierre, South Dakota
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Please join us Sunday, February 22, 2015, for our 8:20 am or 11:00 am worship service. The message, given by Pastor Brad Urbach is titled "A Pilgrim's Passion - Too Long in the Wrong Place" based on Psalm 120, St. Mark 14:1-10. Click to read the service bulletin.
The Spirit immediately drove Him out into the wilderness. And He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And He was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to Him. Mark 1:12, 13
During the season of Lent we are called to recognize and resist temptation in our lives. Temptation comes in many forms—things, people, ideas, behaviors, and more. An important distinction needs to be made between testing and tempting. God tested Abraham in today’s Old Testament Reading, and He did not let Abraham sacrifice Isaac. Instead, He provided a substitute: a ram. God may test us at times, but He never tempts us toward evil. James says, “Let no one say when he is tempted, ‘I am being tempted by God,’ for God cannot be tempted with evil, and He Himself tempts no one.” Mark reminds us that Jesus was tempted in every way as we are, and yet was without sin. His life is the sacrifice foreshadowed by the ram provided in place of Isaac. By His death for us, Jesus empowers us to resist temptation in all of its forms.
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714 North Grand Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501