Second Sunday in Lent
February 25, 2024
The Battle of Us
Jesus Overcomes Satan When the Devil Offers the Crown Instead of the Cross.
Since he failed to overcome Jesus, Satan turns his attention to Jesus’ followers. As Jesus carried his cross to undo what Satan had done, so we often carry crosses of trouble and temptation laid on us by the devil and his forces. While the Lord sometimes delivers us from this evil, he uses the crosses we do carry to bring us closer to Jesus and strengthen our resolve to follow him. Our crosses become more precious to us than the crowns Satan offers since they connect us to Christ by faith.
Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves. Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Job remained faithful even when carrying a heavy cross.
Christians can rejoice in their crosses.
Jesus calls us: “Take up your cross and follow me.”
How lovely is your dwelling place,
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the Lord.
St. John's Lutheran Church
1616 W. Mequon Road
Mequon, WI 53092