Thursday, March 05, 2009

Week 2 of Lent: March 8

This is the second Sunday of Lent. We will continue our themes from Lent Event. This week, the theme is "What Does It Mean to Be Christian?". The Scripture is Mark 8.31-38. To get the full impact of the story, read also Mark 8.27-30.

[Quick Bible study tip: Mark 8.31 starts with the word "Then". Then? When? Read the immediately preceding verses to get the context and to understand why the Bible writer felt that one event connected to another. In this case, "then" tells us that Peter and the disciples had just confessed Jesus as the Christ. In this next section, Jesus foretells his death and Peter begins to rebuke him. Can you see how these two events would seem incongruous next to a confession of the deity of Jesus?]

The worship bulletin is here.

Keep up with your Lent Event resolutions!

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