Glory be to Jesus!
PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR DIVINE SERVICE
First Lesson: Genesis 22:1-18 - God Tests Abraham's Faith
Second Lesson: James 1:12-18 - Faith is Active
Gospel Lesson: Mark 1:9-15 - John Baptizes Jesus - The Devil Tempts Jesus - "Come With Me"
You are my beloved Son," God said. Then the Spirit of God drove this beloved Son "out into the wilderness" to face the evil of Satan. Isn't that just like God? He tells us that we are His children and that He loves us and then it seems He casts us into the midst of the evil world. But He does love us, and the proof of that is not in what happens to us but in what happened to His Son. Jesus faced Satan in the wilderness and won. Jesus faced Satan and death on the cross and won. This victory guarantees God's love and His presence and is our living and eternal hope.
Online Individual on Mark 1:9-15 I would encourage you to read the text. Close your Bible and answer each statement. Open the Bible to be assured from your Bible of the truth that is revealed there.
- John the Baptizer was given the privilege of baptizing Jesus. Who else participated in Jesus' Baptism?
- Whom does Baptism unite? See Romans 6:3-4
- As St. Paul describes it, what does this union do for the baptized?
- What do both St. Paul and John the Baptizer call upon the baptized to do? See Romans 6:5-14
- Who opposed Jesus in the wilderness? What does this opposition tell us about Jesus and His character?
- What did Jesus teach here about the kingdom of God?
- Because God's reign is here, what did Jesus want to occur?
Prayer: O Lord Jesus, bless my study of Your life and ministry as it has been recorded and shared by Your servant St. Mark. Send Your Holy Spirit to guide me into the truth. Thank You for revealing Yourself and Your great love for me. Amen
Bible Study Fellowship starts at 9:15am in the middle basement at St.Peter's Lutheran Church
Joshua 9 - Who were the Gibeonites? Why did the Israelites fall to the deceit of the Gibeonites?
255 Days to vote Pro-Life
St. Peter's a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod takes Scripture seriously, taking God at His Word as He speaks about life. He is the creator of all life. There is nothing in existence that hasn't come from Him. Because life is a gift of God, beginning at conception, we are serious about protecting and serving all human life until its end in death.