To Parents who are being tempted by the devil through Children

14 August 2022 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
Isaiah 61:1-11
Luke 4:1-13

Isaiah
61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
61:2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’S favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
61:3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
61:4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
61:5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
61:6 And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
61:7 Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.
61:8 “For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them.
61:9 Their descendants will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”
61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
61:11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

Luke
4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
4:2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
4:3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.'”
4:5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
4:6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
4:7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours.”
4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”
4:9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.
4:10 For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
4:11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
4:12 Jesus answered, “It says: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'”
4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

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