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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 14:1, 7-14 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
Luke 14:7–14 is the third dinner invitation Jesus accepts from a Pharisee (Luke 7:36–50; 11:37–43).
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Proverbs 25:6-7 Commentary
by Anne Stewart
It would be tempting to overlook this mere two-verse reading from Proverbs in the lectionary, or simply to read it as an echo of Jesus’ counsel in the gospel lesson for the day in Luke 14.
Jeremiah 2:4-13 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
This reading is the second of six consecutive weeks of lectionary readings from the book of Jeremiah.
Psalm 112 Commentary
by Vanessa Lovelace
A commonly held notion of the psalter is that it only contains hymns or songs of praise or thanksgiving to be used for antiphonal dialogue during worship.
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Commentary
by Timothy L. Adkins-Jones
This week’s lection picks up directly from last week’s reading and offers a jarring tonal shift.
by Joy J. Moore
September 01, 2019
Here’s a headline that captured my attention:
Stop working on your personal brand—you’re wasting your time.1
The article promising a 2-minute read caught my ...
Sermon Brainwave #678 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 22)
Discussion on texts for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 22 (Sept. 1, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 14:1, 7-14; (First Reading) Proverbs 25:6-7; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 112; (Second Reading) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.