Redeemer Lutheran, HB
Series B: Genesis 22:1-18; James 1:12-18; Mark 1:9-15
In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
It’s true, we’re no match for the devil. But Satan is no match for Jesus crucified and risen.
And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
Jesus received the ministry of angels. We too receive messengers, though they don’t have wings and halos; usually they work in black and sometimes very, very dark gray. Pastors are messengers, fellow sinners called to minister to you with the Baptism Jesus gives us, to deliver the Gospel of sins pardoned freely in Jesus, to feed you with Jesus’ holy blood and blood, the fruit of the cross which forgive your sin.