Simone Martini. St. Martin and the Beggar, from the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy. Creative Commons image by jimforest on Flickr. Sourced from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:38-48 Commentary
by Carla Works
The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus’ first discourse in Matthew’s Gospel.
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Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
The Old Testament Reading comes from the book of Leviticus this week.
Psalm 119:33-40 Commentary
by Joel LeMon
Psalm 119, the longest of the Psalter with 176 verses, is a great meditation on the torah, the law of God.
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
At the beginning of this text, Paul moves from the image of the church as a field (verses 6-9a) to explore more fully the image of the church as a building (verse 9b).
The Revolution Starts Here
by David Lose
February 23, 2014
Dear Working Preacher,
I think a lot of us probably have one of two reactions to this passage and the (in)famous commands it contains. The first is simple, and a little sad: we’ve ...
Sermon Brainwave #339 - Seventh Sunday after Epiphany (Ordinary 7)
Discussion on texts for Seventh Sunday after Epiphany (Ordinary 7) (Feb. 23, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 5:38-48; (1st Reading) Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23.