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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Luke 4:21-30 Commentary
by Ruth Anne Reese
The whole passage (Luke 4:14-30) is structured around a pattern of proclamations by Jesus and responses from the hometown synagogue audience.
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Jeremiah 1:4-10 Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Jeremiah’s first-person poetic account of God’s calling him as a prophet echoes in brief, elliptical form the narrative of Moses’ commission to lead the Israelite slaves from Egypt in ...
Psalm 71:1-6 Commentary
by Eric Mathis
In the well-loved Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott writes:
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
This is perhaps the most widely recognized and quoted passage anywhere in the Pauline letters, which poses both a challenge and an opportunity for preachers.
Love Never Ends
by Karoline Lewis
January 31, 2016
“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice ...
SB460 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Jan. 31, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 4:21-30; (First Reading) Jeremiah 1:4-10; (Psalm) Psalm 71:1-6; (Second Reading) 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.