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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:9-14 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
This parable is deceptively simple, although its warning against contemptuousness and spiritual superiority can expose our brokenness in numerous ways.
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Sirach 35:12-17 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
When I was in graduate school, I heard a fellow student refer to “400 years of God’s silence” between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.
Joel 2:23-32 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
Why did God let this happen? This is the question that drives the Book of Joel.
Psalm 84:1-7 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Considered as a whole, Psalm 84 fits into the category of the songs of Zion (Psalms 46, 48, 76, 87, 122).
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Commentary
by Jennifer Pietz
It is debated whether the apostle Paul himself wrote the Second Letter to Timothy near the end of his life, or a pseudonymous author wrote it after Paul’s death as a farewell discourse or hagiographic ...
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Sermon Brainwave #686 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 30)
October 27, 2019
Discussion on texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 30 (Oct. 27, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14; (First Reading) Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; (Alternate First Reading) Sirach 35:12-17; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7; (Second Reading) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.