And immediately they left their nets and followed him. - Mark 1:18 (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Third Sunday after Epiphany
Mark 1:14-20 Commentary
by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
The opening weeks of the new year and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday are the temporal context in the culture for the account of Jesus’ coming to Galilee, preaching the good news of God and enlisting ...
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Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Commentary
by Valerie Bridgeman
Jonah, the book, is a great story with fantastical imagery, from a great fish swallowing Jonah to cattle in sackcloth.
Psalm 62:5-12 Commentary
by Shauna Hannan
This Psalm is for the asylum seeker, those who seek refuge from adversaries, those who yearn for security and stability.1
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Commentary
by Israel Kamudzandu
Although 21st-century Christians live as though they have a key to life, 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 has a cautious suggestion.
You Are Never Alone
by Karoline Lewis
January 21, 2018
This past week, I had an appointment with my therapist whom I had not seen in eight months. This session was likely the last time I will meet with her in person after eleven years. ...
SB582 - Third Sunday after Epiphany
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Third Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 21, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 1:14-20; (1st Reading) Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; (2nd Reading) 1 Corinthians 7:29-31. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.