Genesis 9: 8-15
God tells Noah of a covenant, a binding agreement that will exist between God and Noah – and Noah’s descendants.

1 Peter 3: 18-22
At the start of Lent we are reminded that the innocent Christ died for the guilty, to lead us to God.  This passage links the waters of the flood in Noah’s time to the waters of baptism by which we come to life in Christ who died for us.

Mark 1: 12-15
This experience undergone by Jesus after his baptism is not so much a temptation as a time of ‘testing’.  Unlike Matthew and Luke, Mark does not describe the testings.