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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Commentary
by Dale Allison
The parables of the mustard seed (13:31-32) and the leaven (13:33) are twins. Both recount the story of something small and hidden that, through an organic process, becomes great.
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1 Kings 3:5-12 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
It would certainly be easy to preach this week's lectionary text as offering contemporary believers a model of faithful prayer.
Genesis 29:15-28 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Our text for this week is a continuation of the story of Jacob.
Romans 8:26-39 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Paul brings the first eight chapters of Romans to a resounding conclusion in these verses before going on in 9:1-11:36 to that which weighs so heavily on his heart, rejection of Christ by his own people, ...
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Brainwave 010: Lectionary Texts for 27 July 2008
July 27, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 27 July 2008: 1 Kgs 3, Gen 29, Rom 8, Matt 13.