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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
John 8:31-36 Commentary
by Judith Jones
Believers, “the truth will make you free.” What an appropriate Gospel reading for Reformation Sunday!
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Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary
by J. Blake Couey
Jeremiah 31:31-34 is part of a collection of hopeful words addressed to exiled Judeans in Babylon in Jeremiah 30—33, which is sometimes called the “Book of Consolation” (see 30:2).
Psalm 46 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 46 is a community hymn that is more specifically classified as a "Song of Zion."1
Romans 3:19-28 Commentary
by Jin Young Choi
Our lectionary text belongs to Romans 1:18—4:2, in which Paul presents the thesis of “God’s righteousness revealed in the gospel of Christ crucified.”
The Pharisee, the Tax Collector, and the Reformation
by David Lose
October 27, 2019
Dear Working Preacher,
I’ve long thought that the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector made a much better Reformation Day text than the appointed passage ...
Sermon Brainwave #687 - Reformation Sunday 2019
Discussion on texts for Reformation Sunday (Oct. 27, 2019): (Gospel) John 8:31-36; (First Reading) Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46; (Second Reading) Romans 3:19-28. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.