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Sign up today for five Narrative Lectionary study webcasts. The first session on Sept.-Nov. texts is available June 9, 2017.
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 18:15-20 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
Churches are full of troublesome people.
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Ezekiel 33:7-11 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
Wickedness, sin, death, blood -- this week's selection from Ezekiel 33 can be a difficult and jarring read for those of us not overly familiar with the book of Ezekiel and its sometimes bizarre judgment ...
Exodus 12:1-14 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
It can be hard to let go of the things, places, relationships, and systems that enslave us.
Psalm 119:33-40 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 119 is a massive alphabetic acrostic, in which its 176 verses are divided into stanzas of eight verses, each of which begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Romans 13:8-14 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
It is perhaps a conventional American aspiration to be debt-free in every way, because it marks autonomy and self-sufficiency.
Community and Connections
by Karoline Lewis
September 07, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
I am actually preaching this week. How about that? On this week’s text from Matthew this coming Friday in the Luther Seminary chapel. You are probably ...
Sermon Brainwave #371 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 23)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 23 (Sept. 7, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 18:15-20; (1st Reading) Ezekiel 33:7-11; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 119:33-40; (2nd Reading) Romans 13:8-14.