9 Mar 2014
For 9 March 2014, 1st Sunday of Lent, based on Romans 5:12,17-19
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death came through sin, and so death spread to all because all have sinnedâ€” If, because of the one manâ€™s trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Therefore just as one manâ€™s trespass led to condemnation for all, so one manâ€™s act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all. For just as by the one manâ€™s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one manâ€™s obedience the many will be made righteous.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.