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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 14:25-33 Commentary
by David Schnasa Jacobsen
Last week’s pericope from Luke was set inside, namely, in the home of a Pharisee where Jesus had been having relatively intimate mealtime conversations and interactions.
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Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Commentary
by Terence E. Fretheim
This Pentecost text has commonly been considered the conclusion to the farewell speech of Moses to the people of Israel (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20).
Jeremiah 18:1-11 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
In this week’s Old Testament lection, God invites Jeremiah to enter a potter’s shed and there observe the potter working with clay, so that Jeremiah may better hear God’s words (Jeremiah ...
Psalm 1 Commentary
by Paul K.-K. Cho
This deceptively simple psalm serves as the introduction to the Psalter and sets before us, the readers, a vision of life as a journey marked by bifurcating paths: turn one way, happiness (1:1), another, ...
Philemon 1:1-21 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
Preachers could be excused for neglecting Philemon when it emerges in the lectionary cycle.
Carrying The Cross
by Karoline Lewis
September 04, 2016
What does the cross mean to you? You kind of have to figure that out before you can make sense of or preach on Jesus’ statement, “Whoever does not carry the cross and ...
SB499 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 23)
Discussion on texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 23) (Sept. 4, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 14:25-33; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 30:15-20; (Alternate First Reading)
Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 1; (Second Reading) Philemon 1:1-21.