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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 14:25-33 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
Luke is interested in stories about Jesus and his family.
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Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Commentary
by Brian C. Jones
After what is surely one of the longest sermons in history -- all of Deuteronomy! -- Moses makes his final appeal to Israel in this passage.
Jeremiah 18:1-11 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
Anyone who reads Jeremiah 18:1-11 and expects that words from God are always words of comfort and reassurance will have to stop and think again.
Psalm 1 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Albeit an unlikely starting point, the place to begin any discussion of this short psalm is at the poem’s end: for the LORD watches ...
Philemon 1:1-21 Commentary
by Christian A. Eberhart
The lectionary passage Philemon 1:1-21 that is assigned for this Sunday contains, except for concluding remarks, greetings, and benediction, the entire text of this writing.
The Cost of Discipleship
by David Lose
September 08, 2013
Dear Working Preacher,
This may be one of those weeks when you look at the Gospel reading and then quickly glance to see if any of the other readings are better candidates ...
Brainwave 311 - Lectionary Texts for September 8, 2013
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, Rolf Jacobson, and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 23): Luke 14:25-33; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Jeremiah 18:1-11 (Semicontinuous); Psalm 1; and Philemon 1:1-21