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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:22-33 Commentary
by Carla Works
There is an old hymn that testifies, “Jesus calls us o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea.”
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1 Kings 19:9-18 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
First Kings 19 is the lowest point in Elijah’s career.
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Unlike the rest of Genesis, which comprises short, episodic stories that can usually stand alone, Genesis 37-50 reads like a short story or novella.
Psalm 85:8-13 Commentary
by James K. Mead
This psalm lection contains a magnificent constellation of biblical terms, portraying them with a striking intimacy that catches modern readers off guard: “righteousness and peace will kiss each other” ...
Romans 10:5-15 Commentary
by J.R. Daniel Kirk
This week’s passage is the third in a series of three arguments Paul makes, beginning in 9:30, in an effort to distinguish between the “works of the law” that Israel pursued (and thereby ...
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Brainwave 367 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 19)
August 10, 2014
Discussion on texts for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 19) (Aug. 10, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 14:22-33; (1st Reading) 1 Kings 19:9-18; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 85:8-13; (2nd Reading) Romans 10:5-15.
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