1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle B

Good News Inspiration for Daily Life

Bulletin Insert for 1st Sunday of LentBulletin Insert for February 21, 2021.

Description: For the 1st Sunday of Lent, this reflection points out that in Mark 1:12-15, first thing that Jesus did after his baptismal anointing in the Jordan River: He wrestled with temptation. His baptism had marked the moment of his complete surrender to the Father’s will. As he arose from the water, he began a new life of ministry. And the next thing that happens is an attack of the devil. The same pattern repeats itself in our lives. 

For discussion groups such as RCIA and Small Christian Communities (SCC), this handout asks:How well do you recognize temptation?

  1. How quickly do you rely on the faith that God has given you to say no to the devil’s tricks?
  2. Describe a time when you experienced a spiritual high and then faced a strong temptation.
  3. How did you handle it?
  4. What role did (or will) Jesus play in overcoming this temptation?


Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the 1st Sunday of Lent, adult education, Lenten faith sharing groups, RCIA class, etc.

Lenten resources for individual, private use can be found free on our non-profit site, Good News Ministries.

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