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Sunday   February 18, 2018

 

First Reading:   Genesis 9:8-17

Today’s reading is the conclusion to the flood story. Because of human sin, the Lord destroys the earth by flood, saving only Noah, his family, and the animals on the ark. Yet divine destruction gives way to divine commitment. As in the first creation, God blesses humanity and establishes a covenant with all creatures.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22

As God acted through Christ’s suffering and death to bring us to God so God acts through baptism to save us from a sinful existence. This spiritual cleansing marks our new life in Christ.

Gospel:   Mark 1:9-15

The Spirit that comes upon Jesus at his baptism sustains him when he is tested by Satan so that he might proclaim the good news of God’s reign.

 

WOW – February 18, 2018

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WOW – February 11, 2018

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Scripture Readings

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Sunday   February 11, 2018

 

First Reading:   2 Kings 2:1-12

Today’s reading centers on the transfer of power and authority from the prophet Elijah to Elisha. Their travels, which retrace the path of Joshua back to Moab (the place where Moses died) and the parting of the waters, demonstrate that Elisha and Elijah are legitimate successors of the great prophet Moses.

Second Reading:   2 Corinthians 4:3-6

The spotlight of Christian ministry is not on the people who carry out ministry but on the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as God made light shine out of darkness at creation, God makes the light of Jesus Christ shine in our lives through Christian ministry.

Gospel:   Mark 9:2-9

Mark’s gospel presents the transfiguration as a preview of what would become apparent to Jesus’ followers after he rose from the dead, Confused disciples are given a vision of God’s glory manifest in the beloved Son.

 

WOW – February 4, 2018

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Makin’ Waves – February 2018

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Scripture Readings

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Sunday   February 4, 2018

First Reading:   Isaiah 40:21-31

The Judeans in exile have a good reason to be hopeful: The one who will bring them to freedom is the God who created the world, the God who subdues the rulers of the earth and gives strength to those who are weary.

Second Reading:  1 Corinthians 9:16-23

God entrusted Paul with the responsibility of bringing the gospel to diverse people. Hence, the focus of Paul’s ministry is not his own rights or privileges as an apostle, but the privilege of serving God by freely sharing the good news of Christ with others.

Gospel:   Mark 1:29-39

Everywhere Jesus goes, many people expect him to set them free from oppression. Everywhere he goes, he heals them and sets them free. Disease, devils, and death are running for their lives.  The forces that diminish human life are rendered powerless by Jesus.

 

WOW – January 28, 2018

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Sunday    January 28, 2018

 

First Reading:   Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Today’s reading is part of a longer discourse in Deuteronomy, an updating of the law for the Israelite community as the people wait to enter the promised land. Here Moses assures the people that God will continue to guide them through prophets who will proclaim the divine word.

Second Reading:   1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Paul is concerned about how some Corinthian Christians use their freedom in Christ as license to engage in non-Christian behavior that sets a damaging example to other, impressionable believers. Christians have a responsibility to each other that their behavior does not cause a sister or brother to sin.

Gospel:   Mark 1:21-28

The story has barely begun, and already the battle is joined. Jesus sides with humanity against every force that would bring death and disease.  These forces recognize Jesus and know what his power means for them.  This, however, is only the first fight.  The war will go on much longer.

 

 

 

 

WOW – January 21, 2018

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