God Listens to Us

Ordinary Time, Proper 4, Year C, Old Testament
Scripture: 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29), 30-39

This week’s Scripture passage is a story about the prophet Elijah, as told in 1 Kings. In this story, Elijah encounters the Prophets of Baal, who worship a God other than the God of Elijah. The prophets and Elijah have a contest to see whose god is more powerful. Though they pray and call on their god all morning, the prophets are unsuccessful. Then, Elijah calls on his God, and God burns Elijah’s sacrifice, even drying up the water that is poured over the altar. Through this act, people see the awesome and mighty power of God. Elijah’s prayer was answered.

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Help and Healing

Ordinary Time, Proper 4, Year C
Scripture: Luke 7:1-10

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus goes from calling the disciples to immediately healing people and teaching through his actions. In today’s lesson, we hear a story about a servant being healed because the centurion (a Roman army officer) had enough belief, enough faith to ask Jesus to heal his servant who he valued highly. The centurion knew that he did not deserve Jesus granting his request and he asked anyway hoping that he would bring healing. This is a story that is more about the centurion’s faith in Jesus’ ability to heal than it is about the man who was healed.

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