Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-2; Mark 1:9-15

The Rev. Dr. G. Malcolm Sinclair is calling his sermon “The Language of Lent.” “Out of our deep terror of drowning in an unstoppable sea, comes news of an ark, a rescue, and a place to stand. The season of Lent/Easter is the language of rescue and restoration. We need that in these days of flood and judgement.”The Bible readings are Genesis 9:8-17 (the covenant with Noah), 1 Peter 3:18-24 (suffering for doing right), and Mark 1:9-15 (the baptism and temptation of Jesus, and the beginning of the Galilean ministry).