Lectionary

Something Real and Active

Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18   Psalm 23 is an excellent description of how God takes care of us. It is almost too familiar to realize its full impact, but for now, we want it to remind us that we are not alone, that God cares enough for us that he … Continue reading Something Real and Active

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Rich in Mercy

  Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21   Look at these two sentences from the passage in Ephesians. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with … Continue reading Rich in Mercy

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Ten Words

  Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 The Exodus reading is one of the most famous passages from the Bible. But let’s clear up one misconception. There is no title to these verses in the Bible. Through the ages, Ten Words has been the title, from Hebrew through English. For whatever reason, … Continue reading Ten Words

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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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