Devotional

For Your Reflection: 

FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT 
02/18/2024

 
Today’s Theme:
On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.
SCRIPTURE READINGS
SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY 2024
4 Isa. 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-
11,20c; 1 Cor. 9:16-23; Mark
1:29-39
11 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6;
2 Cor. 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
14 Joel 2:1-2,12-17; Psalm 51:1-
17; 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10; Matt.
6:1-6,16-21
18 Gen. 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1
Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
25 Gen. 17:1-7,15-16; Psalm
22:23-31; Romans 4:13-
25;Mark 8:31-38