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Lent 2 - Take up your Cross

Sunday Readings for 1 March 2015

Lent 2 – Year B

Genesis 17.1-7,15-16      Romans 4.13-25       Mark 8.31-38

     Although human beings have rebelled against God from the beginning, demonstrating our foolish pride, our self-will and our repeated preference for evil over good, God has not ceased to love us or to seek our salvation, however great our wickedness or the righteous anger of the Lord as he sees the crimes which we commit against one another and against our Creator. 523 more words

Bible Commentary

Isaiah Chapter 51 Notes

Chapter Fifty-one:

Vs. 1-2:  The rock from which Israel was hewn and the quarry from which it was dug are Abraham and Sarah.  God calls attention to them to illustrate his power to bless: Just as God had the power to bless Abraham so that the whole nation of Israel came from that single man, so God still has the power to strengthen Israel and lead it out of the Babylonian Captivity. 330 more words

Bible Commentary

What in My Name

God must look down on us some times, shake God’s head, and say, “What in MY NAME are you DOING?!”

And what in God’s name ARE we doing sometimes? 596 more words


Falling Down Laughing

Scripture Text:  Genesis 17: 4-8

4“As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. 930 more words


Lent 2B: Paradox and Laughter

OLD TESTAMENT: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16

To read the Old Testament Lectionary passage, click here

First of all we need to be aware that we have left out part of this passage. 2,378 more words



Genesis 18:10, 12-13a
“Then the Lord said, ‘I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.’…So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, ‘After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?’  Then the Lord said to Abraham, ‘Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’  Is anything too hard for the Lord?’” 201 more words


Why Do The Arabs Despise the Jews?

Many people are not aware of the root cause for the raging conflict that exists between the Arabs and the Jews. The Bible traces the present conflict to the tension that existed between Sarah and her Egyptian slave Hagar. 844 more words