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All Saints Sunday
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 23:1-12 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
Most of us do not expect to hear Jesus say this: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it!” (Matthew 23:2-3)
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Micah 3:5-12 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
Lectionary texts are like photographs: when they are cropped and framed in certain ways, our attention is drawn to some features and not others.
Joshua 3:7-17 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
It’s not surprising that a new, young leader like Joshua would feel anxious or inadequate.
Psalm 43 Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
Hermann Gunkel, famous for his work on the psalms, once noted, “The individual complaint songs form the basic material of the psalter.”1
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Commentary
by Jane Lancaster Patterson
In my experience, it is rare to hear a preacher on a Sunday morning who is willing to tackle an Epistle of Paul.
Words For A Time Such As This
by Karoline Lewis
November 05, 2017
As Year A, the year of the Gospel of Matthew, winds down, a revisiting of the Beatitudes seems appropriate, timely, even necessary. For those of you preaching on Jesus’ opening ...
SB567 - Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 31)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 5, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 23:1-12; (1st Reading) Micah 3:5-12; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Joshua 3:7-17; Psalm 43; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.