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All Saints Sunday
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 23:1-12 Commentary
by Greg Carey
In Matthew 23 we encounter a sustained condemnation of the scribes and Pharisees, placed upon the very lips of Jesus.
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Micah 3:5-12 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
It was Archbishop Desmond Tutu who said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor ...
Joshua 3:7-17 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
In the first chapter of the book of Joshua, the title character is exhorted four times -- in the space of eleven verses -- to “be strong and courageous.”
Psalm 43 Commentary
by W. H. Bellinger, Jr.
Most interpreters today treat Psalms 42 and 43 as one psalm because a number of Hebrew manuscripts present the psalms together in one text and because the psalms share vocabulary and themes.
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
“Paul … found a Jew named Aquila … with his wife Priscilla … Paul went to see them, and, because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them, and they worked together -- by ...
When Tears are Wiped Away
by Karoline Lewis
November 02, 2014
Festival Sundays are always tricky. If you are a regular listener of Sermon Brainwave, you know that our usual take on these celebrations is to preach the text and not the festival. ...
Sermon Brainwave #382 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 31)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 31 (Nov. 2, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 23:1-12; (1st Reading) Micah 3:5-12; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 43; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13.