God is God and You’re Not! – 03/13/2011

First Sunday in Lent

Sermon text: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 & Matthew 4:1-11

We have lots of Sundays during the Church year that have titles; you know, like Pentecost Sunday, Trinity Sunday or last week’s Transfiguration Sunday. Well, if this first Sunday in Lent were to get its own name, it would have to be “Temptation Sunday.” On this Sunday, we are four days into our freshly decided upon “Lenten Disciplines” (How many of you have given up Facebook for Lent? Did you see that in the paper on Friday?). Already four days into it, and now we get the Genesis story of Adam and Eve and the serpent, along with Jesus’ time in the wilderness. Today there is temptation all around us, and you know what Oscar Wilde said, “I can resist anything … except TEMPTATION.”Read full sermon here (PDF).