He, Qi. Moses Striking the Rock, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source: heqigallery.com.
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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:23-32 Commentary
by Stanley Saunders
Matthew highlights Jesus’ authority as a central, albeit contested issue throughout the Gospel (for example, Matthew 7:28-29, 9:32-34, 12:24, 28:18).
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Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Commentary
by Charles L. Aaron, Jr.
Two for one special! Ezekiel 18 not only gives us material for a sermon, it helps us to reflect on the process of preaching itself.
Exodus 17:1-7 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
“Is the Lord among us or not?” (Exodus 17:7). What proof and signs can persuade a thirsting, frightened people that God is with them and leads them in the wilderness?
Psalm 25:1-9 Commentary
by Paul O. Myhre
It never ceases to amaze me how a person’s capacity to review the contours of their life decisions can adjust how they perceive the past, understand the present, or discern how to make good decisions ...
Philippians 2:1-13 Commentary
by Troy Troftgruben
For many scripture readers, Philippians 2:5-11 is a favorite. But this Sunday we have the rare privilege of hearing it in its original context.
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SB561 - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 26)
October 01, 2017
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 1, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 21:23-32; (1st Reading) Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 25:1-9; (2nd Reading) Philippians 2:1-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.