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Week 8: February 19 - February 25 - Living in The Story

Week 8: February 19 – February 25

We begin Exodus. As you read this week, recognize that the story of God’s deliverance from slavery is the primal story of Israel. My friend, Rabbi Jeffrey loved to recite the old Jewish adage:

They tried to kill us.

God saved us.

Let’s eat.

This tri-fold reality has been true of God’s people again and again throughout history. The Jewish community celebrates this in the annual Passover meal, instituted in the ancient Exodus story. The Christian community celebrates this in the weekly Eucharist instituted from within the Passover remembrance. Notice how this week’s Psalms and even the elegant letter to the Ephesians gives thanks and praise for God’s faithful redemption.

Exodus 1-15

Psalm 24

Psalm 90

Psalm 105

Mark 11-16


As You Read resource for Week 8

Charlotte’s Living in The Story blog: Passover – What Does This Mean?


Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at