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Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
John 8:31-36 Commentary
by Gilberto Ruiz
The Gospel of John contains many memorable phrases that are revered as classic Christian statements (for example John 3:16; 6:35; 8:12; 13:34; 14:6).
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Jeremiah 31:31-34 Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
Rembrandt’s famous Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem captures what most of us picture when we think of the biblical Jeremiah: the prophet, forlorn, painted against a dark background, ...
Psalm 46 Commentary
by J. Dwayne Howell
Psalm 46 provides the basis of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is our God” -- Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott.
Romans 3:19-28 Commentary
by Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Krister Stendahl, a teacher and mentor, worked to “undo” the introspective Lutheran-Augustinian reading of Paul and to read the letters of Paul in their historical context of the first century ...
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SB441 - Reformation Sunday
October 30, 2016
Rebroadcast of a discussion on texts for Reformation Sunday (first posted on Oct. 25, 2015): (Gospel) John 8:31-36; (First Reading) Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 46; (Second Reading) Romans 3:19-28.