Jesus, Our Tried and True Champion (Luke 4:1-13)

First Sunday of Lent, March 10, 2019

The devil tries to entice us with temptation. We don’t do so well against the devil’s temptations; he outsmarts us by coming to us in our weak moments or in ways we may not realize are dangerous.

Jesus is the triumphant champion. Because he is, we have nothing to fear from the devil. When we repent of our sins and our failures to say “no” to temptation, we go to a Savior who has been tempted like us.

May the Lord strengthen us in his Word so that we may defend ourselves from the devil’s temptations and may the Lord bring us joy in repentance knowing that we have a tried and true champion on our side. Amen

Pastor Timothy Patoka

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