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All Saints Day
Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 19:1-10 Commentary
by Ira Brent Driggers
As Jesus passes through Jericho, he comes to the end of his journey to Jerusalem.
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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.1
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
If you are scanning ahead to select a focus text for your sermon this week, drop everything and pick up this oft overlooked poetry from Habakkuk (I mean, how many sermons have we heard on Zacchaeus already?). ...
Psalm 32:1-7 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Although Psalm 32 is one of seven identified by the early church as penitential psalms (also Psalms 6, 38, 51, 102, 130,143), it is actually a psalm of individual thanksgiving.1
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Commentary
by Jin Young Choi
While the authorship of 2 Thessalonians is questioned by many scholars, interpreting the letter in light of Paul’s thought world, particularly in relation to 1 Thessalonians, is necessary for the ...
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Sermon Brainwave #688 - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 31)
November 03, 2019
Discussion on texts for Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 31 (Nov. 3, 2019). NOTE: There is a separate podcast for All Saints Sunday (SB689). Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.