"Zacchaeus (Misereor Hunger Cloth - Ethiopia)," Alemayehu Bizuneh. Used by permission from the artist.
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Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 19:1-10 Commentary
by David Lose
How you read and preach this familiar story about Jesus and Zacchaeus hinges almost entirely on how you answer one interpretative question:
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Isaiah 1:10-18 Commentary
by Corrine Carvalho
When I come to church, I do not usually imagine God covering the divine eyes out of disgust for my worship, but this is the exact image this passage places before its readers.
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
The heading for the book of Habakkuk reads: “The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw.”
Psalm 32:1-7 Commentary
by J. Dwayne Howell
Psalm 32 is one of the Penitential Psalms (6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, and 143).
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Commentary
by Erick J. Thompson
In 2 Thessalonians, after the greeting, the author writes, “we must always give thanks.”
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SB508 - Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 31)
October 30, 2016
Discussion on texts for Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 31) (Oct. 30, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 19:1-10; (First Reading) Isaiah 1:10-18; (Alternate First Reading)
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4; Psalm 32:1-7; (Second Reading) 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12.