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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 11:1-13 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
This passage begins with what is surely one of the most familiar parts of the New Testament, though perhaps in its less familiar form: Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer.
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Genesis 18:20-32 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
Whenever we think about or talk about God, there is a wonderful tension between certainty and mystery.1
Hosea 1:2-10 Commentary
by Blake Couey
In Hosea 1, God commands the prophet Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman named Gomer, whose unfaithfulness will become a living metaphor for the Israelites’ religious apostasy.
Psalm 138 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
The composer of Psalm 138 teaches us that the proper response to the Lord’s deliverance is gratitude.
Colossians 2:6-15[16-19] Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
The third in a four-part series on Colossians, this text addresses a controversy among the Colossians. Some are judging others for not following certain dogmatic ideas and self-abasing practices.
Who Taught You How to Pray?
by Matt Skinner
July 28, 2019
It’s a very personal, intimate thing, one’s prayer life. Getting started at praying is less like learning how to drive a car, how to play the banjo, or even how to preach. ...
Sermon Brainwave #673 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 17)
Discussion on texts for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 17 (July 28, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 11:1-13; (First Reading) Genesis 18:20-32; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 138; (Second Reading) Colossians 2:6-15[16-19]. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.