One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. (Public domain image; licensed under CC0)
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Second Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 2:23--3:6 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
These two controversy scenes -- one in the grainfields and one in a synagogue -- are very important for understanding the Gospel of Mark as a whole.
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Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
The Sabbath is usually only associated with rest. However, the Sabbath also emphasizes freedom from enslavement.
1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Commentary
by Valerie Bridgeman
Have you ever thought you heard someone call your name in a crowd; or turned around thinking you heard a voice, but no one was there?1
2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
This short cryptic passage presents us with a synopsis of what life in Jesus the Messiah looks like.
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SB608 - Second Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 9)
June 03, 2018
Discussion on texts for Second Sunday after Pentecost (June 3, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 2:23--3:6; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 5:12-15; (Semi-continuous First Reading) 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]; Psalm 81:1-10; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 4:5-12. Recorded with a live audience at the Festival of Homiletics, Washington, D.C., for WorkingPreacher.org.