Lectionary

The Son Of Man and the Way of the Cross

  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 The reading of Mark shows Jesus preparing his Apostles for the upcoming crucifixion. Mark writes, He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things. NIV Son of Man was by far the most common way Jesus referred to himself. Psalm … Continue reading The Son Of Man and the Way of the Cross

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Christ the Just

  Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15   Rabbi Tovia Singer has become very popular on YouTube as a debunker of the faults of Christianity. One such attack was on the very essence of the faith. In verse 18 of First Peter, we read: Remember that Christ the just suffered for us … Continue reading Christ the Just

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The Veil of Death

  2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9    Paul’s letter gives us a new understanding of Moses’ problem with reflected glory. Today’s reading begins with:  If our Gospel is “veiled,” the veil must be in the minds of those who are spiritually dying. Phillips But, to fully understand his meaning we need … Continue reading The Veil of Death

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Have You Not Heard?

  Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Mark 1:29-39   Sadly, there has been a disconnect between science and Christianity for several centuries. There should not be. Scientists seek facts. A fact can be proven to be true or false. The proof comes with physical observations and measurements. No scientist would disagree that … Continue reading Have You Not Heard?

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Can I Do It or Not?

  Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28    Mark barely began his Gospel account when he recorded Jesus violating the Law of Moses. Granted, most of the people in the synagogue did not consider what Jesus did as work, but it was a violation. Healing is not to be done on the … Continue reading Can I Do It or Not?

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