"Christ in the Desert," detail of a chapel stained glass window, St. Joseph's Institution, Singapore.
Image by Lawrence OP licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 4:1-11 Commentary
by Judith Jones
At Jesus’ baptism, the heavenly voice announces, “This is my Son, the Beloved.”
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Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
The lectionary reading for this first Sunday of Lent has often suffered from some serious misinterpretations:
Psalm 32 Commentary
by Rolf Jacobson
For around a hundred years, “form criticism” has provided the dominant approach to interpreting the psalms.
Romans 5:12-19 Commentary
by L. Ann Jervis
This text has been the source of some of Christianity’s most controversial, challenging, and distinctive doctrines.
by David Lose
March 09, 2014
Dear Working Preacher,
When my kids were fairly young, they’d almost always figure out who the people in their lives were via relational categories. “Okay,” they ...
Sermon Brainwave #342 - First Sunday in Lent
Discussion on texts for First Sunday in Lent (March 9, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 4:1-11; (1st Reading) Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; (2nd Reading) Romans 5:12-19.