February 23, 2009

Lent: Sacrifice

March 1 to April 12, 2009

Sacrifice. We live in a culture that prefers convenience over sacrifice. What does it mean to sacrifice? What does it look like to give up something because you love someone? What did it feel like for God to sacrifice His son in order to redeem the world? How can we sacrifice our lives to our city and world as Christ did? Over the 40 days of Lent, the church historically set aside these days to remember the sacrifice of Christ through his death and resurrection on the cross. During these next few weeks join us for conversation, meditation and reflection on Christ, his sacrifice, and what sacrifice looks like in our lives. (We will be following the Lectionary calendar during our Sunday liturgy.)

March 1: Genesis 9:8-17 | Psalm 25:1-10 |
             
1 Peter 3:18-22 | Mark 1:9-15

March 8: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 | Psalm 22:23-31 |
             
Romans 4:13-25 | Mark 8:31-38

March 15: Exodus 20:1-17 | Psalm 19 |
               
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 | John 2:13-22

March 22: Numbers 21:4-9 | Psalm 107:1-3,17-22 |
               
Ephesians 2:1-10 | John 3:14-21

March 29: Jeremiah 31:31-34 | Psalm 51:1-12 |
               
Hebrews 5:5-10 | John 12:20-33

April 5: Isaiah 50:4-9a | Psalm 31:9-16 |
            
Philippians 2:5-11 | Mark 14:1-15:47

April 12: Acts 10:34-43 | Psalm 118:1-2,14-24
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I Corinthians 15:1-11 | John 20:1-18

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