August 27, 2017, Lectionary

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Seem like the Egyptians wanted Israel to stay but not to grow; seems like oppression to me. Exodus 1:8-2:10

What a miracle, what a good thing, it is that the Jews were preserved along with their law and scrolls and monotheism. Psalm 124

Paul's desire was for health of body both in individual and in church and community. Romans 12:1-8

Centuries of theological discussions swirl around this confession of Peter's. But the question is, Can you say it and mean it? Matthew 16:13-20

Thoughts about Listening

The questions about how to thrive during a regime turnover were present even in ancient civilizations. Exodus 1:8-2:10

Whenever there is predator and prey, even in our words, when the prey is delivered, there is joy. Psalm 124

I want to be like happy hormones or flowing blood or effective synapses that facilitate communication between the parts of the body. Romans 12:1-8

Oh the joy of hearing some kind of words that show the other person understands what you've been trying to say! Matthew 16:13-20

Bible Reading Group Homework

1.    Describe for your group one motto or slogan that you have chosen and used, and tell how it helps you.

2.    Read or listen to Exodus 1:8-2:10. Find the Nile River on a map. Research online about the pharoahs, culture, and religion of ancient Egypt. Then prepare to tell the story for some children, the story of Moses’ birth.

3.    Read or listen to Psalm 124. How could this psalm remind the singers of the birth of Moses? Imagine, and draw a picture of, worshiping with this psalm.

4.    Read or listen to Romans 12:1-8. Describe and distinguish the two different bodies Paul mentions in this reading. How are they similar; how are they different? What could you do today to create better physical health and better spiritual health?

5.    Read or listen to Matthew 16:13-20. Compare and contrast other confessions about Jesus (Matthew 14:33; Mark 8:29; John 11:27; John 20:28; Acts 8:37). What is the statement you have made to Jesus about who He is? Compare the statements in your group and recognize that the exact words sometimes vary. So what is important to you in confessing Jesus?


 1. Describa a su grupo un lema o eslogan que haya escogido o usado, y cuente cómo  le ayuda.

2. Leer o escuchar Éxodo 1:8 - 2:10. Encuentre en el mapa el río Nilo. Haga una investigación en línea sobre los faraones, cultura y religión del antiguo Egipto.  Después prepárese para contar a algunos niños la historia del nacimiento de Moisés.

3. Leer o escuchar el Salmo 124. ¿Éste Salmo cómo podría recordar el nacimiento de Moisés a los cantantes? Imagine y dibuje con este salmo una imágen
de adoración.

4. Leer o escuchar Romanos 12:1-8. Describir y distinguir lo que menciona Pablo en esta lectura  sobre los dos cuerpos diferentes. ¿Cómo son similares? ¿En qué se diferencian? ¿Qué podría hacer hoy, para mejorar su salud física y espiritual?

5. Leer o escuchar Mateo 16: 13-20. Compare y contraste las otras priclamaciones acerca de Jesús  (Mateo 14:33, Marcos 8:29, Juan 11:27, Juan 20:28, Hechos 8:37). ¿Cuál es la proclamación que usted le hizo a Jesús acerca de quién es Él? Compare las proclamaciones  de su grupo y reconozca que, las palabras exactas a veces varían.  Entonces, ¿Para usted, qué es lo importante al admitir a Jesús?