Genesis 12: 1-4
Abraham is called to step out in faith with the promise of manifold blessings.

2 Timothy 1:8-10

God has called us from beyond all time and we are encouraged to lean on God’s power in our journey of discipleship.

Matthew 17: 1-9
Peter, James and John witness the transfiguration of Jesus and hear the Father’s voice confirming his delight in him.


Genesis 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7
Adam and Eve succumb to the temptation of the serpent and eat of the tree forbidden to them by God

Roman 5: 12-19
Jesus Christ gives the utterly free gift of salvation to all people.

Matthew 4: 1-11
Jesus fights the temptation of the devil and reminds us to worship God alone.

Isaiah 58: 7-10
Kindness towards others brings light to a darkened world.

1 Corinthians 2: 1-5
Paul relies on the power of God rather than any show of oratory or philosophy in order to convey his knowledge of the crucified Christ.

Matthew 5: 13-16
The disciples of Jesus are to be salt and light to the earth, so that their good works may bring praise to our heavenly Father.

Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20
Goodness is possible for everyone. No one has permission to sin.

1 Corinthians 2: 6-10
True wisdom of life is found in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 5: 17-37
Goodness is never skin-deep.  Virtue is not cheap.


Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13
Like many prophets Zephaniah stresses the need for people to seek out the Lord, to heed his word and to become a humble people.

1 Corinthians 1: 26-31
God chose those who are deemed weak in the eyes of the world to be God’s own.

Matthew 5: 1-12
Jesus outlines those to whom the kingdom of God belongs, including those who are poor in spirit, the merciful, those who mourn and those who hunger and thirst for what is right.