Second Sunday in Lent (B)

A Call to Worship (based on Romans 4:17)

Let us stand in awe before the Creator of Time
who breaks the shackles of the past,
giving life to the dead;
who nourishes the present with purpose and promise,
feeding faith with vision and hope;
who fashions the future with love,
calling into being the new creation already revealed in Christ,
calling us into its new life.
Let us worship the author of Grace and of Good.
Let us worship God!

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For this reason [the promise] depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his descendants, not only to the adherents of the law but also to those who share the faith of Abraham (for he is the father of all of us, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”)—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.

Romans 4:16-17

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Image: “Rift Valley from the Jordan River” Ian Scott, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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