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Jesus speaks of his impending death not as a defeat but rather as a triumph in which he will “draw everyone to me.”
Numbers 21:4-9 The Israelites become impatient, discouraged and lose trust in God. They begin to speak against God and Moses. As serpents are unleashed, they repent and ask for Moses to intervene with God on thier behalf.
John 2:13-22 Jesus clears the temple courts of the money changers.
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 God makes a covenant with Abraham, promising to make a great nation of him and Sarah that will bless all the other nations.
Mark 1:9-15 Mark succinctly reports the baptism and temptation of Jesus along with his first preaching in Galilee.
Mark 9:2-9 This is Mark’s account of Jesus’ strange transfiguration on the mountain before his astounded disciples.
Isaiah 40:21-30 God does not faint or grow weary. Those who wait on God will renew their strength and mount up with wings like eagles.
Mark 1:14-20 Jesus calls a group of people to be his disciples.
Eloise Boortz from the UMW teaches about the contributions of Esther and Dorcas.
1 Samuel 3:1-20 Samuel, the little boy working for Eli, the priest, is addressed by God one night.
Mark 1:4-11 Jesus comes to John who is baptizing in the Jordan River; Jesus is baptized by him, engulfed by the Holy Spirit, and proclaimed God’s Son by a heavenly voice.
Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of The Messiah
John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist appears in the wilderness, witnessing to the advent of the light, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness, proclaims “good news” as the Gospel of Mark begins the story of the advent of Jesus. John’s good news involves a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
Mark 13:24-37 Jesus foretells a day when the world will be radically changed by the advent of the power of God in its fullness. “Therefore, keep awake,” warns Jesus.