3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

Lections:  Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20

Questions for Discussion

How big are the parameters of God’s love?  How broad is the circumference of God’s grace?  What is the will of God for those whom God has saved from sin to righteousness, death to life, from slavery to freedom, from oppression to liberation

    In relationship to those who enslaved and oppressed.them?

    In relationship to those who are different from them?


God through the Lordship of Jesus Christ called persons to serve as agents of God.  What is the work of the agents of God

    In relationship to governments they belong?

    In relationship to those who have not heard or received the gospel?

    In relationship to those who do evil?


The following resources can serve  answer the above questions:  The Book of Jonah; the narrative for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration presented by the MAABC Youth; MAABC Confession of Faith; the paper, “What It Means to Be Black and Christian” by Dr. Roscoe D. Cooper, Jr.