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Disrupting Zeal

posted Mar 6, 2021, 6:43 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, March 7
Third Sunday in Lent
“Making a whip of cords,
Jesus drove all of them
out of the temple....”
– John 2:15
Psalm 19
Exodus 20:1-6
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

God’s Promises and Our Hope

posted Feb 27, 2021, 2:04 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 28
Second Sunday in Lent
“No distrust made Abraham waver
concerning the promise of God,
but he grew strong in his faith
as he gave glory to God,
being fully convinced that God was able
to do what he had promised.
Therefore, his faith
‘was reckoned to him as righteousness."
– Romans 4:20-22
Psalm 22
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38

The Good News of Lent

posted Feb 20, 2021, 10:42 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 21
First Sunday in Lent
“Now after John was arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee,
proclaiming the good news of God.”
– Mark 1:14
Psalm 25
Genesis 9:8-17
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15

Ash Wednesday 2021

posted Feb 17, 2021, 8:01 PM by James Christensen

Wednesday Evening, February 17
“Yet even now, says the LORD,
return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping,
and with mourning;
rend your hearts and not your clothing.”
- Joel 2:12-13a
Psalm 51
Isaiah 58:1-14
2 Corinthians 5:16-20
Matthew 6:1-21
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Listening to the Light

posted Feb 13, 2021, 9:26 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 14
Transfiguration Sunday
“‘This is my Son, the Beloved;
listen to him!’”
- Mark 9:7b
Psalm 50
2 Kings 2:1-12
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9

The Message and the Demons

posted Feb 6, 2021, 6:56 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, February 7
“And Jesus went throughout Galilee,
proclaiming the message
in their synagogues
and casting out demons.”
– Mark 1:39
Psalm 147
Isaiah 40:21-31
1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Mark 1:21-28

The Power to Heal

posted Jan 30, 2021, 12:12 PM by James Christensen

Sunday, January 31
“‘He commands
even the unclean spirits,
and they obey him.’”
-- Mark 1:27b
Psalm 111
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28

Confident Change

posted Jan 23, 2021, 12:20 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, January 24
"For the present form
of this world
is passing away."
– 1 Corinthians 7:31b
Psalm 62
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Mark 1:14-20

True Calling

posted Jan 15, 2021, 1:25 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, January 17
“Then Eli perceived
that the LORD was calling the boy."
– 1 Samuel 3:8b
Psalm 139
1 Samuel 3:1-20
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51

Creation and Recreation

posted Jan 9, 2021, 8:05 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, January 10
“And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water,
he saw the heavens torn apart
and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.
And a voice came from heaven,
‘You are my Son, the Beloved;
with you I am well pleased.’"
– Mark 1:10-11
Psalm 29
Genesis 1:1-5
Acts 19:1-7
Mark 1:4-11

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