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Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:34-46 Commentary
by Erick J. Thompson
The theme of the “two greatest commandments” has seen plenty of traction in Christianity, but especially Jesus’ summary of the second table of the law: love your neighbor as yourself. ...
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
In Leviticus, Moses sits in the tent of meeting, awaiting Yahweh’s ongoing instructions for the covenant people on the brink of entering into the land of promise: Canaan.
Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
When death separates us from the people we love, it allows us to forge new connections, often in startling and unexpected ways.
Psalm 1 Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
“Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law they meditate ...
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
In the previous lectionary section from Thessalonians, Paul grants high praise for the Thessalonians’ stellar reputation.
Freedom and Obligation
by Karoline Lewis
October 29, 2017
Dear Working Preachers, happy 500th Anniversary of the Reformation for some of you! And for others, happy 21st Sunday after Pentecost! Given those most auspicious celebrations, ...
SB565 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 30)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 29, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 22:34-46; (1st Reading) Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 1; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.