Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted of Satan: Make speed to help thy servants who are assaulted by manifold temptations; and, as thou knowest their several infirmities, let each one find thee mighty to save; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 . . . the story of the creation of the first man and woman I the Garden of Eden and their disobedience and consequent loss of innocence
Psalm 32 . . . thanksgiving for the forgiveness of sin
Romans 5:12-19 . . . Paul tells how the history of human sinfulness and death has been transformed by the free gift of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 4:1-11 . . . the story of the temptations of Jesus by the devil.
Ryan Ahlgrim is the pastor of First Mennonite Church in Richmond, Virginia. His sermon for this week is called “Tempted Like Jesus.”