JESUS MAFA. The Poor Invited to the Feast, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 14:1, 7-14 Commentary
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Outwardly, the pericope for this Sunday seems to be offering just wise advice.
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Proverbs 25:6-7 Commentary
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SB498 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 22)
Discussion on texts for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 22) (Aug. 28, 2016): (Gospel) Luke 14:1, 7-14; (First Reading) Proverbs 25:6-7; (Alternate First Reading)
Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 112; (Second Reading) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16.