Another Piece of Cheese?

Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil

Matthew 4:1
Genesis 2:7-9;3:1-7; Psalms 51:3-6,12-13,17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Lent, A

On the dashboards of those small two-seater type airplanes, there is a safety device usually referred to as a “Stall Warning Indicator.” The owner of such a plane has described the “Stall Warning” as follows:

The Stall Warning Indicator is there to help the pilot avoid big trouble. In a light plane, if you get below a certain speed, you’ll fall right out of the sky. On my particular plane the stall speed is 55 miles per hour. If you get below 55, say your prayers. If your airspeed drops to around 60 miles an hour, you begin to hear a buzzer — the Stall Warning Indicator is doing its thing. When that buzzer begins to squawk and the corresponding red light begins to flash, you know you’re close to losing control … thank God for that Stall Warning Indicator. It’s a built-in device to help you avoid tragedy.1

For the Christian Community, the season of Lent is like a Stall Warning Indicator.…

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