You’d Better Recognize: Lectionary Texts for March 17, 2013

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 12:1-8 Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with expensive oil. First Reading Isaiah 43:16-21 I’m doing a new thing; don’t you recognize it? Psalm Psalm 126 God, change our circumstances for the better. Let those who plant with tears reap the harvest with joyful shouts. Second Reading Philippians 3:4b-14 Forget what’s behind; reach ahead. Lose everything you have for the sake of Christ. ∞ WTF? (Breaking down … [Read more...]

Get It Together! Lectionary Texts for March 10th

get it together

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel Luke 15:1-3 Jesus associates with sinners and tax collectors 11b-32 Story of the Prodigal son. First Reading Joshua 5:9-12 Removing the “disgrace of Egypt” from the Jews. Celebrated Passover in Gilgal. No more manna; eating from the crops of the earth. Psalm Psalm 32 The one whose wrongdoing is forgiven is truly happy. Do not keep silent, but confess your sin to God. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 We … [Read more...]