Rebecca Begins her Journey to Canaan, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Commentary
by Stanley Saunders
Matthew persistently affirms that God’s empire, embodied in the proclamation and teaching of Jesus, brings both judgment and salvation, both healing and division.
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Zechariah 9:9-12 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
This text is familiar to us from its use in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem; however, it presents a number of puzzles for the preacher to solve.
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
After two harrowing stories -- the near-deaths of both Ishmael and Isaac -- today we have a love story, a love story that has been foreshadowed already in the account of the sacrifice of Isaac.
Psalm 145:8-14 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
This entry consists of two parts: one that the working preacher might proclaim and one that she should not bring with her into the pulpit.
Romans 7:15-25a Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
Like last week’s reading from Romans 6:12-23, this week’s lesson from Romans 7: 15-25a features Paul’s teaching on the tension and struggle between life in the Spirit and life in the flesh. ...
On Hard Yokes and Heavy Burdens
by Karoline Lewis
July 06, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
I remember well the first time I preached on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. I was on my internship at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, WA, with ...
Sermon Brainwave #362 - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 14)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 14 (July 6, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; (1st Reading) Zechariah 9:9-12; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 145:8-14; (2nd Reading) Romans 7:15-25a.