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Lent 2021

Listening with hidden yet faithful

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Junia

Romans 16:7 Junia (pronounced JU-nee-yah) was an apostle in the churches in Rome. Paul addresses Junia by name in Romans. ⁷ Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives who were in prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was. Romans 16:7 Romans 16 contains a long listContinue reading “Junia”

Rhoda

Acts 12:12–16  Rhoda (Pronounced: ROH-duh) is a household slave in Acts 12 who finds the recently freed apostle Peter at the gate of her master’s house after Peter escapes prison. 12As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many hadContinue reading “Rhoda”

Tertius

Romans 16:17-23 Tertius (Pronounced: tur-TSEE-us) is mentioned in Romans 16:22 as being the scribe or professional writer of the letter from Paul to the Romans. 17I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep an eye on those who cause dissensions and offenses, in opposition to the teaching that you have learned; avoid them.  18For suchContinue reading “Tertius”

Euodia and Syntyche

Philippians 4:2-3 Euodia (pronounced: ev-OD-eeyah) and Syntyche (pronounced: SEEN-tee-kee) are members of the community in Philippi whom Paul addresses by name in Philippians 4:2–3. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for theyContinue reading “Euodia and Syntyche”

Mother Hen Jesus

Luke 13:31-35 As Jesus laments over Jerusalem, he describes his protective, nurturing, and sacrificial love as that of a mother hen who “gathers her brood under her wings.” (Luke 13:34) 31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, ‘Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.’ 32He said to them,Continue reading “Mother Hen Jesus”

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Presented by Engage the Bible Task Force of the North Carolina Synod, ELCA in collaboration with students from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

For questions, comments, or further information contact the Rev. Dr. Katherine A. Shaner at shanerka@wfu.edu.