These forty days called Lent are like no other. It is our opportune time to return to the God who rescues; to receive the gifts of God’s grace; to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth the wonder of God’s love in Jesus; and to resist temptation at every turn. This is no small pilgrimage on which we have just embarked. It is a struggle Jesus knew. It is a struggle Jesus shares. The nearness of the Lord, in bread and wine, water and word, will uphold and sustain us.
- Deuteronomy 26:1-11
The Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand
- Romans 10:8b-13
If you confess that Jesus is Lord, you will be saved
- Luke 4:1-13
The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days