The Gift of Gratitude
Trusting in Christ’s promise of new life and deliverance pours gratitude into the way we think and the way we experience life.
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 (Epiphany 3: Series B)
But Jesus comes to us today and reminds us that He has the power to make disciples in the midst of conflict and suffering.
Epistle: I Corinthians 7:29-31 (32-35) (Epiphany 3: Series B)
Because this life is transient and we already live in the new and eternal age restored in Christ (at least in part), our preoccupations are different to those bound to this world and life.
Old Testament: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 (Epiphany 3: Series B)
Jonah rejected his first call and job description and headed in the opposite direction . Now, after spending three days in the belly of the big fish, Jonah is called again.
He Doesn’t Make Things Like We’re Used To
God makes all things new. He refashions us from those turned in upon ourselves, turned to idols of our own choice and making, to experience the freedom He gives by pronouncing us His righteous children.