Question for Third Week of Lent

(Because the thirsty Israelites quarreled with Moses and put the Lord to the test, Moses cried out in desperation to the Lord. The Lord commanded Moses to strike the rock to provide water for the people. The doubt-filled question – “Is the Lord among us or not?” – received a very positive answer.

Read Exodus 17: 1 – 7

Do you have a quarrel with God? What is it?

Question for Second Week in Lent

(In the person and example of Abraham we discover that a right relationship with God does not involve earning a reward from God but entails trusting God’s promises. Abraham is the forebear and model for both Jews and Gentiles, because we too trust that ours is a God who gives life to the dead.)

After reading Romans 4: 1-5,

In what ways has God uniquely equipped or positioned you to share your faith with others?

Scripture Readings for Sunday, March 12

Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 12: 1 – 4

Romans 4: 1-5, 13-17

Psalm 121

John 3: 1 – 17

Prayer of the Day

O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen