Readings for this Sunday, the second week of Lent can be found here.
Genesis follows up last week’s covenant with Noah to share the covenant with Abraham.
The Romans passage gives us Paul’s interpretation of Abraham’s covenant in light of Jesus.
Psalm 22 is most famous for the “my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” opening. The lectionary this week, however, gives us the end of that psalm. “For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.”
And one of the gospel readings from Mark is the Transfiguration. The other has Peter responding to Jesus’ news about what the Son of Man will undergo. Mark is all about Jesus’ identity in both of these passages–who do you say that I am?
Resources from the Text this Week are here.
Do you know where your lectionary is leaning?
Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments.
Got a good idea for a time with the children with these texts?