"Ash to Ash"
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Looking for Lenten midweek inspiration? Read Karoline Lewis's five-part preaching series on the I AM statements in the Gospel of John.
First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by Judith Jones
Today’s Gospel reading strikes many as an ironic choice for Ash Wednesday.
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
The assignment of this text to Ash Wednesday, while dependent on a long tradition, is problematic. It is unlikely that this text is concerned with the repentance of sin.
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by Joel LeMon
Most psalms picture the supplicant as an essentially righteous person.
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Richard Carlson
Having this particular biblical passage as part of the Ash Wednesday lectionary texts is a bit strange for a few reasons.
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Sermon Brainwave #341 - Ash Wednesday
March 05, 2014
Discussion on texts for Ash Wednesday (March 5, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21; (1st Reading) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; (2nd Reading) 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10.