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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 9:30-37 Commentary
by Elisabeth Johnson
Jesus keeps trying to escape notice.
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Jeremiah 11:18-20 Commentary
by Michael L. Ruffin
I moved back to my home territory in 2015 after being away for forty years.
Proverbs 31:10-31 Commentary
by James Limburg
It was a retired Rabbi in our town who gave me an insight into Proverbs 31:10-31.
Psalm 54 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
Perhaps you've heard the old saw, "Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh" (or something like that).1
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Commentary
by Margaret Aymer
Today’s lection continues the discussion of teaching and wisdom that James begins in 3:1 and which ends in 4:12.
by Karoline Lewis
September 23, 2018
The relevance of Scripture continues to amaze me.
The many stories and illustrations we think we need to invigorate our sermons, to make them more interesting, to connect these ...
Sermon Brainwave #624 - Ordinary 25 (Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Sept. 23, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 9:30-37; (First Reading) Jeremiah 11:18-20; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 54; (Second Reading) James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.