"Abraham and Isaac," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
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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.
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Commentary
by Dale Allison
The parables of the mustard seed (13:31-32) and the leaven (13:33) are twins. Both recount the story of something small and hidden that, through an organic process, becomes great.
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1 Kings 3:5-12 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
It would certainly be easy to preach this week's lectionary text as offering contemporary believers a model of faithful prayer.
Genesis 29:15-28 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Our text for this week is a continuation of the story of Jacob.
Romans 8:26-39 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Paul brings the first eight chapters of Romans to a resounding conclusion in these verses before going on in 9:1-11:36 to that which weighs so heavily on his heart, rejection of Christ by his own people, ...
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Insights, ideas and inspiration related to the coming week's lectionary texts.
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Brainwave 010: Lectionary Texts for 27 July 2008
July 27, 2008
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matthew Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for 27 July 2008: 1 Kgs 3, Gen 29, Rom 8, Matt 13.