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Repent, and believe the Good News

Mark 1:15
Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25:4-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15

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First Sunday of Lent, B

Driving home from a party late one night, a married couple gets into a heated argument about the husband’s, boorish behavior. As the rhetoric grows in intensity, so does the driver’s speed. And it is only a matter of time before he is pulled over by a highway patrolman.

The cop approaches the car. “What’s the problem officer?” the driver asks.

“You were going at least 75 in a 40 mile-per-hour construction zone,” the officer says sternly.

“No sir,” the driver insists, “I was only going 45.”

“Oh Robert,” the man’s wife says, “You know you were going 80.” (Robert gives his wife a dirty look.)

“I’m also going to give you a ticket for your broken tail light,” the officer explains.

Hoping for a little mercy, the driver pleads his case, “Broken tail light? I didn’t know anything about a broken tail light.”

“Oh Robert,” the wife breaks in, “you’ve known about that tail light for weeks now.” (Robert gives his wife another…

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