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Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:1-13 Commentary
by Greg Carey
The parable of the bridesmaids stands second in a series of four distinctly Matthean parables, all bearing upon the relationship between the return of Jesus and a final sorting (24:43-25:46).
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Amos 5:18-24 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
This text begins and continues with the theme of lament and grief (“Alas”; also Amos 6:1, 4).
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
This lectionary is very similar to that of Year B, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, which covers Joshua 24:1-2a; 14-18.
Psalm 70 Commentary
by W. H. Bellinger, Jr.
Psalm 70 is a prayer from an individual, almost a kind of sigh from this person of faith who seeks divine protection, perhaps manifested in the sanctuary.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Commentary
by Amy L.B. Peeler
Writing to a congregation of Gentile converts not long after he introduced them to the faith, Paul clarifies his teachings on a few points where the Thessalonians still remained cloudy.
How to Wait
by Karoline Lewis
November 09, 2014
“Make haste to help me, Lord! Hasten to me, O God! Lord, do not delay!” The words of the Psalmist, in conversation with the Gospel and epistle lessons for this week, ...
Sermon Brainwave #383 - Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 32)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 32 (Nov. 9, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 25:1-13; (1st Reading) Amos 5:18-24; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 70; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.