Facing Temptation

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Today is the First Sunday in Lent as we make our annual journey with Christ to the cross. Though the Sundays in Lent are not technically part of this somber season, they do reflect the same penitential theme that characterizes our forty days of prayerful devotion and repentance. Today we watch as Jesus faces the slick lies of the tempter. He does not face them on His own but in the strength and power of God’s Word and truth. We who live by faith in Christ are also made strong in the Word of the Lord before the devil’s lies and temptations.