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Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 21:5-19 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
Apocalyptic language challenges the status quo.
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Malachi 4:1-2a Commentary
by Jin H. Han
The Hebrew Bible regards these verses as the continuation of Malachi 3, so that the audience may learn all about what happens on the great day of the Lord to “the righteous and the wicked” and ...
Isaiah 65:17-25 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
Isaiah invites us into a theological vision of what life can be for God's faithful people.1
Psalm 98 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Psalm 98 is said to belong to a small collection of so-called “enthronement psalms” (Psalms 47; 93; 95-99).
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Commentary
by Edward Pillar
There is a very practical exhortation in the passage today—the call to work and not to be idle, or a busybody.
This Far by Faith
by Dirk G. Lange
November 17, 2019
Apocalyptic themes fascinate, confuse, and rebuff us.
Almost everyone who comes to worship this week will have encountered some form of End Times theology if only in the many apocalyptic ...
Sermon Brainwave #691 - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 33)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 17, 2019). (Gospel) Luke 21:5-19; (First Reading) Malachi 4:1-2a; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Isaiah 65:17-25; Psalm 98; (Second Reading) 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.