The Way To The Cross – Sermon Series
Lent is a six-week season of preparation. A journey of determination. A long walk to the cross. As we follow Jesus along this path, we are invited to take up the Way of the Cross.
February 21 “The Way of Temptation”
The first Sunday of Lent always begins with the Temptation of Jesus. Satan asks Jesus a question: Will he take the easy way out or the Way of the Cross? Will he save himself, or choose to save others? Will we?
New Revised Standard Version
The Baptism of Jesus
9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved;[a] with you I am well pleased.”
The Temptation of Jesus
12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[b] of God,[c] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[d] repent, and believe in the good news.”[e]