March 11, 2018, 4th Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Theme: “Purifying Ourselves Through God’s Grace”
Homily by Abp. Ricardo Alcaraz

“Let us receive the life His love gave us and keep that life.”

“Our God is a God who has chosen to love us.”

Numbers 21:4-9

Ephesians 2:1-9

Psalm 107:1-2; 17-22

John 3:14-21

1.(v.14-16) Because He loves us, His grace provided the way to salvation.

2.(v.17-21) We need to respond to the grace of God.

2 Corinthians 5:21 – For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

“Jesus became sin for us.”

John 17:3 – And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

“To know Him is to have a relationship with Him.”

The Islands of Ophir – Philippines