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Week of Invocavit – Saturday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – SATURDAY LESSON: PSALM 34:1-10 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him. Matthew 4:11 Finally, the angels came to Him and ministered to Him. This must have taken place in a bodily manner. They appeared as bodily ministrants and brought Him food and drink and…

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Week of Invocavit – Friday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – FRIDAY LESSON: JAMES 4:5-10 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:8,9 The…

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Week of Invocavit – Thursday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – THURSDAY LESSON: EPHESIANS 6:10-17 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” Matthew 4:7 The devil’s second temptation is quite different from the first one but quite similar to it in its absurdity. Here the devil teaches us to tempt God, just…

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Week of Invocavit – Wednesday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – WEDNESDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:36-41 If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread. Matthew 4:3 After approaching Christ, the devil assails Him by confronting Him with His bodily welfare and casting doubt on God’s goodness, saying, “If you are the Son of God, command…

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Week of Invocavit – Tuesday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – TUESDAY LESSON: LUKE 12:22-31 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him. Hebrews 5:8,9 The account of Christ’s temptation has been written both for our learning and admonition. First, we…

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Week of Invocavit – Monday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – MONDAY LESSON: ROMANS 8:12-17 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 There is a reason why the evangelist, with considerable care, states right at the beginning of this Gospel that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the…

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Week of Invocavit – Sunday

THE WEEK OF INVOCAVIT – SUNDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 4:1-11 We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 It is customary to read the Gospel of Christ’s temptation by the devil at the beginning of the season of Lent to set…

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Week of Quinquagesima – Saturday

THE WEEK OF QUINQUAGESIMA – SATURDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:57-58 If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 We have no hesitation at all in declaring that anyone who contemplates God’s sufferings for a day, an hour, a quarter of an…

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Week of Quinquagesima – Friday

THE WEEK OF QUINQUAGESIMA – FRIDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:47-56 Rejoice in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13 Anyone who remains so completely unmoved and hard-boiled that the sufferings of Christ do not horrify him and bring him to…

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Week of Quinquagesima – Thursday

THE WEEK OF QUINQUAGESIMA – THURSDAY LESSON: MATTHEW 26:36-46 He was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities. Isaiah 53:5 Christ’s passion should help us to a knowledge of self, to be horrified at ourselves, and to bring us to contrition. If this is not the result of Christ’s passion as far…

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