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Children's Activity

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Looking for heaven -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Confessing the name of Jesus -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
My Lent promise -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Taking up the cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Commentary

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Remembering our spiritual roots -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Seeing the world through Abraham's eyes -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Not finished with us -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Believing the unbelievable -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
To believe is to trust and obey -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-1, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
Believe it possible, then go ahead -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Self--Denial -- Genesis 17:1-10, 15-19; 28:10-17 (18-22);, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Building a new team -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Journey -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Children's sermon

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Keeping or Giving -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Save your life for eternity -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Taking Up the Cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Anna Shirey -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Looking for heaven -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
How many fathers? -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Confessing the name of Jesus -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
FAITH and GRACE -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Taking up the cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
A promise through faith -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
We don't have to do this -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Reckoning -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B
Denying yourself -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

The Immediate Word

Much more than a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Unprovable Hope -- Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Faithfulness And Righteousness On The Campaign Trail -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Take Up Whose Cross? -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Children's Story

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Barbie Five -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Devotional

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Lent 2 -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Lent 2 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- William W. Helland -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005

Drama

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Suffering -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
My Son, My Only Son! -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 8:31-39, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 16 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 2 (2018) -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 2 (2015) -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 2 (2012) -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Angelo Siciliano was a 97-pound weakling from Brooklyn... -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
John O'Hara was a novelist whose historical settings... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When Jared Loughner started to randomly fire into the crowd... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Ron Love -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
In 2008, Rajo Devi Lohan of India made worldwide headlines... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Craig Kelly -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16... -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Names are a big deal... -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
I remember when the boxer... -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Covenant is not a word... -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
When Maureen's children were infants... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
On May 22, 1787, twelve... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Aren't we all a little... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
In Mark Helprin's best-selling... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Books are continually being published... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
The text of the old... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Americans are accustomed to thinking... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
How often we would like... -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
The Flying Wallendas have been... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Thomas Fleming, well-known author... -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003

The Immediate Word

Much more than a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Unprovable Hope -- Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Faithfulness And Righteousness On The Campaign Trail -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012

Intercession

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Poems

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Lent 2 -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Andrew Daughters -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990

Prayer

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A discipleship of crosses, not of conquests -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993

Preaching

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Much more than a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Unprovable Hope -- Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Faithfulness And Righteousness On The Campaign Trail -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Take Up Whose Cross? -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

Lent 2 -- Genesis 17:1-7, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Lent 2 -- Psalm 22:23-31 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
Second Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Second Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2001
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Lent 2 -- Psalm 105:1-11 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Second Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Mark 9:2-9 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Second Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Mark 9:2-9 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

Sermon

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Much more than a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Unprovable Hope -- Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Faithfulness And Righteousness On The Campaign Trail -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Take Up Whose Cross? -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

The Bethsaida Boys -- Mark 8:31-38 -- John Jamison -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Expectations and a Cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- John W. Clarke -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
An Incredible Blessing -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- David H. Webb -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
The Divine Deal ... -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Ken Lentz -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
The Elephant In The Living Room -- Mark 8:31-38 -- John S. Smylie -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Genuine Hope -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Nancy Kraft -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
A Funeral For "I Can'ts" -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Ron Lavin -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Abraham: The Near Death Of God's Promise -- Romans 4:13-25 -- John T. Ball -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Unacceptable -- Mark 8:31-38 -- David T. Ball -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Life -- From The Inside Out -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Growing Faith -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Promises -- Promises -- Romans 4:13-25 -- John A. Stroman -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
A New Name -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Paul W. Kummer -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Letting Death Go -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Wonderful Story -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Take Up Your Cross -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Jesus Transfigured -- Mark 9:2-10 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
The Best And The Brightest -- Mark 9:2-10 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Cross Words -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
God's Great Promise To Sarah! -- Genesis 17:1-10; 15-19 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Our Crosses into Victories -- Mark 8:34-35 -- Edward R. Mangelsdorf -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1975

Stories

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Peter's Painful Memories -- Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25 -- David O. Bales, John Fitzgerald -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
How You Play The Game -- Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Hewitt -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
The Danger Of Denying The Inevitable -- Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Lamar Massingill, Peter Andrew Smith -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Reunion -- Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 22:23-31 -- David O. Bales, Larry Winebrenner, Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Carrying The Cross -- Mark 8:34b, Mark 8:35 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Cross-Bearing -- Mark 8:31-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Never Alone -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Every Child Has A Purpose -- Romans 4:13-25 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Afflicted -- Psalm 22:23-31 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
No One Is Lost -- Psalm 22:23-31 -- John E. Sumwalt, Keith R. Eytcheson, Sr. -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Cross-Bearing -- Mark 8:31-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008

Worship

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Much more than a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Unprovable Hope -- Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Faithfulness And Righteousness On The Campaign Trail -- Mark 8:31-38, Romans 4:13-25, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Take Up Whose Cross? -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

People Of God, In Holy Fear -- Psalm 22:22-30 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Theme: Spell My Name With An "H" -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Second Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 22:23-31 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Second Sunday In Lent -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
God's Covenant With Abraham -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Name Change -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Jesus Speaks About His Suffering And Death -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Psalm 22:23-31 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Jesus' awareness of the cost of discipleship -- Mark 8:31-38, Mark 9:2-10 -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Jesus Predicted His Death -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday in Lent - B

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Second Sunday In Lent -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
God's covenant: a blessing and a promise -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Abraham, man of faith -- Romans 4:13-25 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Accepting our crosses and following -- Mark 8:31-38 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996

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John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

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Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

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Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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