Lessons and Hymns for Lent 1 A

These are the Scripture readings you will hear this coming Sunday:

Genesis 3:1-21
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11

You will find the lessons and propers for this Sunday here.

The Lord Jesus Christ Is Our Champion against Satan

Following His Baptism, Jesus is “led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil” (Matt. 4:1). As He takes upon Himself the curse of our sin and sets Himself against our enemy, He trusts His Father’s voice and waits upon His Father’s hand for all things. The devil questions His sonship, but the beloved and well-pleasing Son remains faithful and lives “by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). Jesus patiently suffers hunger in His mortal flesh and returns to the dust whence man was taken, and by His pain He brings forth food for all the children of men (Gen. 3:18–19). By the sweat of His brow, we eat the fruit of His cross, even as our nakedness is covered by His righteousness. Although all people live in bondage to death through the trespass of the first man, Adam, all the more “have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many” (Rom. 5:15). His righteous obedience “leads to justification and life for all men” (Rom. 5:18).

These are the hymns we will sing:

All Mankind Fell in Adam’s Fall (LSB 562)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (LSB 656)
Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit (LSB 746)
Savior, When in Dust to Thee (LSB 419)
Jesus, Lead Thou On (LSB 718)

PLEASE NOTE: With Sunday’s liturgy, we are moving to Divine Service, Setting Three for the next few weeks. Also, during Lent, the Hymn of Praise will not be sung due to the more quiet and somber atmosphere surrounding the season of Lent.

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