Daily Lectionary Podcast – Genesis 1:1-19 and Mark 1:1-13

Genesis 1:1-19

Mark 1:1-13

Testing vs. Temptation, By the Power of the Spirit

I don’t mention it in the podcast, but the Ash Wednesday hymn, Savior When in Dust to Thee (LSB 419), (which by the way is one of the few false steps in the hymnal replacing the tune Spanish Chant which we stubbornly refuse to leave with the unpronounceable and not at all memorable tune Aberystwyth) but back to the point that him is a great example of the things enabled by the Spirit.  The words of the hymn are a litany of sorts (another feature of Ash Wednesday), by thy helpless infant years, by thy life of want and tears, etc….  That litany is the very thing that was enabled by the Spirit.  Jesus’ saving work is the work of God.  The Father’s will, Jesus’ work and the Spirit’s power.

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