Daily Chapel

Daily Chapel – February 19, 2024

Date: 02-19-2024

Scripture Lesson:Mark 1:12-15

Preacher: Prof. Geiger

Description: Monday, February 19th Reading           Mark 1:12-15 Pages 103-104 from Commentary on Propers: Year B. “If God loves us, why doesn’t he remove all the trials and tests and temptations that we face?” That question demonstrates the religious assumption that those things are bad. They aren’t. In the hands of a loving God, they are tools by which he refines our faith. He uses tests as a way to compel us to be less self-reliant, and instead trust in his strength. He uses trials to teach us that this broken world is not our true home. God even takes Satan’s temptations and uses them for our good. Trials, tests, and temptations are not exceptions to God’s love. That’s a false assumption! These are examples of God’s love. Proof is that God allowed his beloved Son Jesus to face trials and temptations, so that he might be our perfect savior and substitute. Speaker            Prof. Geiger Color                Purple Hymns             CW 404 - “Jesus, Grant That Balm and Healing” CW 863 – “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Prayer/Day       Mighty God and Father, our Lord Jesus walked into the wilderness to face the devil’s temptations, but he did not succumb to Satan’s lies or falter in his resolve to save the world from the prison of hell. Bolster our faith by his mighty victory that we may battle against the forces of evil with courage and confidence; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Order               Standard Organist           N. Melso