Marc Chagall. Jacob's Ladder, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Commentary
by Jennifer T. Kaalund
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Isaiah 44:6-8 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
Isaiah 44:6-8 occurs in a section of Second Isaiah (chapters 41-44) in which the prophet's central aim is to remind the people in exile of their identity as God's own people.
Genesis 28:10-19a Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
Jacob runs from Esau’s murderous rage.
Psalm 86:11-17 Commentary
by Scott Shauf
Psalm 86 is classified by most scholars as a psalm of individual lament, in which an individual expresses the pain of his present condition and seeks relief from God.1
Romans 8:12-25 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
In Romans 8:1-39, the apostle Paul lays out a Christian framework, one that holds, sustains, and nourishes both clergy and Christian believers, regardless of where they are in their faith in the life of ...
In the Fields of the Lord
by Matt Skinner
July 23, 2017
While Karoline Lewis takes a short vacation from writing this column, I’m filling in for four weeks.
When I explore Matthew’s Gospel with classes and congregations, ...
SB550 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 16)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 23, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43; (1st Reading) Isaiah 44:6-8; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 86:11-17; (2nd Reading) Romans 8:12-25. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.