Lectionary

You Claim You Can See

  1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Psalm 23   Total blindness is rare; about one in a million. Most blind people can see light, and many can see enough of the darker shapes to get some idea of what is ahead. Today, we measure eyesight by how well we can see objects from … Continue reading You Claim You Can See

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Living Water

    Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Psalm 95   The psalmist has God saying: If only you would listen to him today, ‘Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness, when your ancestor challenged me, tested me, although they had seen what I … Continue reading Living Water

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To Save the World

Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Psalm 121   The call of Abram is a more stunning event than we credit it to be. At the opening of chapter 12, all we know is that Abram is the son of Terah, is married to Sarai, and is the uncle of Lot. The last fact … Continue reading To Save the World

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Adam Obeyed

    Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 Psalm 32   If Adam had had a good lawyer, he might have gotten off on his first offense. Can’t you hear a lawyer saying to the jury, “Remember that God said, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden.’ ESV Can you blame Adam … Continue reading Adam Obeyed

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We Heard the Voice

  Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Psalm 2   This lesson covers a beautiful sequence of scriptures, starting with Psalm 2. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. KJV   … Continue reading We Heard the Voice

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