Lent – A Lectionary 2015

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Lent – A Lectionary 2015

PALM SUNDAY

 Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human racesent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT

JEREMIAH 31: 31-34

The prophet describes the New Covenant that is to be made. It will now be one for individuals and will be written on their hearts, not on stone tablets.

Question: Do you understand the need for God’s desire for a personal relationship with you?  How will you respond to God?

HEBREWS 5: 5- 10

Paul lists the qualifications for a priest and then shows that Jesus possessed every point listed. Thus Jesus is seen as an indisputably perfect priest in the eyes of God, and the one prophesied.

Question: Do you see why you must accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord? Have you decided to follow Jesus?

JOHN 12: 20-33

John reflects on the end of Jesus’ earthly time. Clearly, he shows us that we must die to our personal aspirations and commit to live only for the sake of the Gospel.

Question: How are you turning from your personal desires to live for Jesus and his ministry?

 

THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT

EXODUS 20: 1-17

The people of God are given guidelines by which to live in a nurturing relationship with God and their fellow human beings.

Question: Do you understand the need to move from living the law, to a relationship with God and His people?

1 CORINTHIANS 1: 18-25

Paul’s ability once again to see beyond his Jewish heritage and to grasp the deepest meaning of what Jesus came to do was indeed remarkable.

Question: Have you personally   experienced the transcending power of Jesus? Explain how you felt?

JOHN 2: 13-22

The cleansing of the Temple was a twofold statement: the people needed to understand that animal sacrifice was not what God required and that when the Messiah came He himself would purge the Temple.

Question: Can you feel the disappointment of Jesus when the people still did not see that these actions were not what God wanted?

 

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT – March 1, 2015

GENESIS 17: 1-7, 15-16

God makes a new covenant with Abraham through the rite of circumcision and the birth of a son, though Abraham and Sarah are beyond child bearing years.

Question: When has God given you an unexpected gift? How did you feel?

ROMANS 4: 13-25

St. Paul understands that no one can build a relationship with God through the law, but only through absolute trust in God’s word.

Question: Have you learned to accept and trust in God’s promise to you?

MARK 8: 31-38

Mark tells us disciples of Jesus live fully their call to lay down their lives in service to Jesus and all of God’s people.

Question: Are you willing to pay the price of a true disciple? If not, why not?

 

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT

GENESIS 9: 8-17

Noah represents all of God’s creation, as God makes a new covenant after the flood, to always save his creation.

Question: Does this promise show you the depth of God’s love for you? How do you respond to His love?

1 PETER 3: 18-22

Peter shares his understanding of the sacrifice Jesus made for mankind, and the deep commitment we make at our baptism, in response to that sacrifice.

Question: Do you fully understand what lifestyle you committed to at your baptism? Do you live up to that commitment and the promises you made? How do you do this?

MARK 1: 9-15

Mark tells his version of the story of the baptism and the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.

Question: Is your faith strong enough to follow Jesus on His journey and yours? How do you accomplish this?

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