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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 22:1-14 Commentary
by Lance Pape
Matthew’s parable about a wedding banquet gone wrong is a challenge for preaching.
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Isaiah 25:1-9 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Isaiah 25 celebrates divine faithfulness in soaring, lofty words, words too lofty for everyday reality.
Exodus 32:1-14 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
The people’s idolatry in Exodus 32:1-14 is difficult to read just a week after the lectionary’s had us reading Ex 20, in which God makes a covenant with the people of Israel and gives them the ...
Psalm 23 Commentary
by Nancy Koester
Every preacher needs at least two sermons on Psalm 23: one for funerals, and another for ordinary time. Because Psalm 23 is so familiar, we’ll look at it in the particular framework of the lectionary ...
Philippians 4:1-9 Commentary
by Christian A. Eberhart
Today’s lectionary passage belongs to the last chapter of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians.
by Karoline Lewis
October 12, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
Save the date. You know those postcards you get in the mail? Well, we all just got one. God is throwing a big party -- and you are all invited.
An extravagant ...
Sermon Brainwave #377 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 28)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 28 (Oct. 12, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 22:1-14; (1st Reading) Isaiah 25:1-9; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 23; (2nd Reading) Philippians 4:1-9.