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As we enter this season, we remember that Lent is the forty-day season of preparation, awareness, self-reflection, and self-evaluation that leads us into Easter. These days are marked with a more somber tone – a time tinged with the painful acknowledgement of our own sinfulness and mortality. It is a time when Christians confront and confess our neediness and wantonness – and prepare ourselves to receive Easter’s glorious news of Jesus’ resurrection.
In writing to the early Church (to the “exiles in Dispersion”), the Apostle Peter warns the faithful of the wiles of the Devil. He is a roaring lion, a prowling menace, seeking someone to destroy (1 Peter 5:6-11). “Resist him!” Peter demands. Then as is now, Satan is on the prowl – lurking, tempting, seducing. Throughout these weeks together, then, we will explore several of the most common temptations the Deceiver deploys. And we will learn practical, Christ-centered ways to resist them.
As always, our purpose is simple: it is to elicit a response. It is for us to be inspired, to be challenged, and to be changed. Our purpose, hope, and prayer is that all our hearts will be “strangely warmed” as we reflect upon the Bible’s truth and the Savior’s call.