One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 2:23--3:6 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
These two controversy scenes -- one in the grainfields and one in a synagogue -- are very important for understanding the Gospel of Mark as a whole.
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Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
The Sabbath is usually only associated with rest. However, the Sabbath also emphasizes freedom from enslavement.
1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Commentary
by Valerie Bridgeman
Have you ever thought you heard someone call your name in a crowd; or turned around thinking you heard a voice, but no one was there?1
Psalm 81:1-10 Commentary
by Robert Hoch
Psalm 81 does not begin with a crisis but with a covenant memory, the memory of God’s faithfulness and a jubilant call to worship (verses 1-5).
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
This short cryptic passage presents us with a synopsis of what life in Jesus the Messiah looks like.
A Sabbath Perspective
by Karoline Lewis
June 03, 2018
This past week was the 26th Festival of Homiletics in Washington, D.C., “Preaching and Politics.” An appropriate place and theme for times such as these, but for many ...
SB608 - Second Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 9)
Discussion on texts for Second Sunday after Pentecost (June 3, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 2:23--3:6; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 5:12-15; (Semi-continuous First Reading) 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]; Psalm 81:1-10; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 4:5-12. Recorded with a live audience at the Festival of Homiletics, Washington, D.C., for WorkingPreacher.org.