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Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:35-45 Commentary
by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
Following hot on the heels of the rich young man who goes away grieving, this week we have another famous story.
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Isaiah 53:4-12 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
The text we read today is central to what has come to be known as the Suffering Servant tradition.
Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Commentary
by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.
After the two introductory chapters in the book of Job, the voice of God goes silent.
Psalm 91:9-16 Commentary
by J. Clinton McCann
Although it is not entirely unique in the Psalter, the most striking thing about Psalm 91 is that it ends with a divine speech in verses 14-16.1
Hebrews 5:1-10 Commentary
by Craig R. Koester
Vulnerability is a theme of this week’s reading from Hebrews.
Be Careful What You Wish For
by Karoline Lewis
October 21, 2018
“Be careful what you wish for.” We are all too familiar with this phrase and have a pretty good idea of what it means -- you may very well get what you wish for but ...
Sermon Brainwave #628 - Ordinary 29 (Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 21, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 10:35-45; (First Reading) Isaiah 53:4-12; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Job 38:1-7 [34-41]; Psalm 91:9-16; (Second Reading) Hebrews 5:1-10. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.