Sunday, March 7, 2021

3rd Sunday of Lent: Trust and Doubt (B) 29
Key Passage
For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles. (1 Corinthians 1:22–23)
Questions
Adults: When has the message of the cross seemed absurd to you, and when have you seen its wisdom?
Children: What puzzles you in the gospel stories? Which story makes you the most hopeful?

Readings

First Reading • The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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Psalm
Psalms 19:8, 9, 10, 11 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Second Reading • The Wisdom and Folly of the Cross
1 Corinthians 1:22-25 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
Gospel • Cleansing of the Temple
John 2:13-25 (NRSVCE | GNT | MSG | NLT | NRSVACE)
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