Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 05_MAR-2017 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Bob Hutchinson – Length 18:54

Lent 1 – “Journey into Darkness” – In the story of Jesus fasting for 40 days and nights out in the desert, we are told of three significant temptations that he had to face – and he did not give into them. To be tempted is to be faced with an alluring opportunity for an improper gratification or indulgence; but temptation is not the same as sin. Giving in to temptation is a matter of choice; we are acountable for what we do ourselves; and God's grace will enable us to overcome temptation. In this season of Lent, let us engage in a discipline of prayer, that in the truth, grace and strength of Jesus, we may have help in overcoming temptation, and be forgiven when we fail.
Genesis 2: 15-17 & 3: 1-7; Matthew 4: 1-11