God’s Love, My Faith

 

The lessons for the 2nd Sunday of Lent have great gospel.  I think the key in each lesson is that God’s love calls us to faith in him.

Blessed be God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 121

 I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
Where will my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the maker of heaven and earth.
God won’t let your foot slip.
Your protector won’t fall asleep on the job.
No! Israel’s protector
never sleeps or rests!
The Lord is your protector;
the Lord is your shade right beside you.
The sun won’t strike you during the day;
neither will the moon at night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
God will protect your very life.a
The Lord will protect you on your journeys—
whether going or coming—
from now until forever from now.

Old Testament: Genesis 12:1-3

 The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s household for the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation and will bless you. I will make your name respected, and you will be a blessing.

I will bless those who bless you,
those who curse you I will curse;
all the families of the earth
will be blessed because of you.”

 

Paul says of Abraham in Romans 4:3 & 5

Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness. To the one who trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness.

From the Gospel of John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life’ for God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Prayer of the Day:

O God our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us new birth to live as your children.  Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

 

 

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