In this episode, we discuss the readings for the first Sunday in Lent, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12-19; Psalm 32; Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7.
We begin by mentioning Lenten resources and preparation for the season. We discuss Jesus' temptation in the wilderness and Paul's doctrinal discourse on original sin and Jesus's saving work. We also look at David's Psalm of confession and the deliverance of forgiveness and close by considering temptation in the Garden.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Matthew
--Bible Project's overview of Romans
--Bible Project's overview of Genesis
--Bible Project's video on sin
--Bible Project podcast on the Temptation of Jesus
--Prayers of the People for the season of Lent, Year A
Recommended Lenten Resources:
--A Lenten Invitation to a Fasting Buffet (with book recommendations), from: Beth Felker Jones
--Dr. Esau McCaulley's primer on Lent
--Fleming Rutledge's book The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ
--Reader's Theater Passion Narrative Script
--Listening track for Lent from the Dwell App
--Some book recommendations for Lent from Marissa
--Anne Rice's book Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana (I recommend the audio version).
0:43 Resources for Lent
13:36 Matthew 4:1-11
27:43 Romans 5:12-19
47:48 Psalm 32
59:29 Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.