We have a 'creative church service based on the theme : “If you are the Son of God…”
Reading: Matthew 4: 1-11
As we talked about the temptations as a planning group, we realised that as well as what Jesus said to Satan to resist temptation, he also lived his resistance in different ways - he acted out his resistance to temptation as his life & ministry continued.
So we wil have three 'stations' to explor
1. ‘Turn these stone to bread’
Reflection on the Last Supper – “I am the bread of life”
With chunky bread to share.
2. ‘Throw yourself from the temple heights’
Reflection on Jesus being lifted up on the cross
Making crosses from wire & nails
3. ‘Bow down and worship me’
Jesus stoops to wash the disciples’ feet
Washing one another’s hands
Our gathering thoughts will reflect on what it truly means for Jesus to be the Son of God – and how we can reflect on that & develop and live out our own resistance to temptation, through Lent & Easter.
I am so struck by this new way of looking at the Temptation of Christ that I think my sermon for the 'main' service will also explore this.