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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Commentary
by Warren Carter
The parables assigned for the last two weeks comprise a narrative of moderate length followed some verses later by interpretations.
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1 Kings 3:5-12 Commentary
by Roger Nam
“Ask me, what would you like me to give you?”
Genesis 29:15-28 Commentary
by Esther M. Menn
Love stories in the Bible, such as this First Lesson where Jacob marries his beloved Rachel (and unexpectedly her sister Leah as well!), reveal how much has changed since biblical times.
Psalm 119:129-136 Commentary
by Shauna Hannan
God’s decrees are wonderful. What else can be said? For this Psalmist, nothing really. But there are a variety of ways to say it.
Romans 8:26-39 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
The surprise of last week’s reading included the idea that our share in the glorious inheritance that lies ahead is to be had only along the way of the cross.
Inviting a Kingdom Imagination
by Karoline Lewis
July 27, 2014
Anyone out there tired of parables yet?
To be honest, Matthew’s plethora of parables is perhaps my biggest problem when it comes to the first Gospel. Some of you know that ...
Brainwave 365 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 17)
Discussion on texts for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 17) (July 27, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52; (1st Reading) 1 Kings 3:5-12; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 29:15-28; Psalm 119:129-136; (2nd Reading) Romans 8:26-39.