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God Centred

Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11

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Saturday 4 March

The fruit of the knowledge of good and evil   is the myth that explains how and why humanity knows and recognises right and wrong, why we have a conscience. Jesus in the wilderness, his chief defence against temptation was this conscious understanding. Jesus’ centre was on God His father, all his answers were God-centric and beyond His own needs and desires.

Question: What will you offer tomorrow in worship, what will you give away or give up that is not God centred?

 Prayer : Father, I offer to you the things that call upon me that are   not of you. Forgive my false focus , help me to follow Jesus in His     wilderness experiences. Amen

 

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Self Awareness

Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11

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Tuesday 28 February

The story of the Garden of Eden apple is interesting on many levels.

Look at it this way, when we take time to consume and digest we are able to grow and become wiser. The ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ symbolises a moment beyond innocence when we begin to be self aware. For humans that is a time when all the food of our earliest years, all the care given to us, all the knowledge and teaching we are invested with, and yes, even our spiritual nurturing, blossom.

So what for the future? What Lenten consumption will draw you closer to God and wiser in your knowledge and understanding of God?

Prayer: Day by day, Dear Lord, three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly and follow thee more nearly day by day. Amen