Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Fourth Sunday in Lent - March 11, 2018

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Numbers 21:4-9

For some time the Israelites have been wandering in the wilderness and surviving on manna. Now yet another detour begins to test their patience.

Ephesians 2:1-10

Paul has written about the power of God in Christ which has placed all of creation under the feet of Christ. This power is at work in us. Now he speaks of the grace with which God has saved his readers.

John 3:14-21

Nicodemus has come to Jesus eager to understand this man from God, but is unable to comprehend “heavenly things”, that is, the revolutionary program that God has launched through Jesus.

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