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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 16:13-20 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
“But who do you say that I am?”
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Isaiah 51:1-6 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Although the lectionary excludes the last two verses of this passage (verses 7-8), they are clearly related (see their repetitions of verses 1 and 6).
Exodus 1:8-2:10 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
The command to know “who you are and whose you are” has become a cliché in Christian preaching these days, often overused and under-explained.
Psalm 138:1-8 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 138 is classified as an Individual Hymn of Thanksgiving, a psalm in which a single voice praises God for goodness to or on behalf of that individual, usually for deliverance from some trying situation. ...
Romans 12:1-8 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
At first glance, Paul’s appeal to his audience to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice” for “your spiritual worship” might sound like he is demanding an esoteric or mystical ...
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Brainwave 369 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 21)
August 24, 2014
Discussion on texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 21) (Aug. 24, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 16:13-20; (1st Reading) Isaiah 51:1-6; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 138:1-8; (2nd Reading) Romans 12:1-8.
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