Christ healing the crippled woman who was bent over, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: Collection of J. Patout Burns and Robin M. Jensen.
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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 13:10-17 Commentary
by David Schnasa Jacobsen
Two things are important to remember for framing this particular episode in Luke 13:10-17.
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Isaiah 58:9b-14 Commentary
by James Limburg
If you have ever attended a Friday evening synagogue service, you know that at the conclusion the rabbi will often say, “We invite our visitors to join us for an Oneg Shabbat after the service in ...
Jeremiah 1:4-10 Commentary
by Richard W. Nysse
Since Jeremiah 1:4-10 functions to introduce and authorize the entire book of Jeremiah, it may be helpful to introduce the range of content in the book, from calls for repentance, to announcements of judgment, ...
Psalm 103:1-8 Commentary
by Adam Hearlson
Psalm 103 begins as a shout. "Bless the Lord, O my soul.”
Hebrews 12:18-29 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
In a letter that has reverberated with rhetorical force throughout, the end of the twelfth chapter of Hebrews presents the author’s oratorical and theological tour de force.
Daughters of Abraham
by Karoline Lewis
August 21, 2016
“Immediately, she stood up straight and began praising God.” I have a feeling that when this woman bent over for eighteen years was finally able to stand up straight ...
SB497 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 21)
Discussion on texts for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 21) (Aug. 21, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 13:10-17; (First Reading) Isaiah 58:9b-14; (Alternate First Reading)
Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 103:1-8; (Second Reading) Hebrews 12:18-29.