to cut the bread, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn. Original source.
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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
John 6:24-35 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
John presents Jesus as manna, the miraculous bread God provided and through which Israel learned to trust God’s word.
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Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Commentary
by Sara Koenig
What does it mean to know God?1
2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Commentary
by Gennifer Benjamin Brooks
This text continues the saga of “a day in the life” of King David that has been the focus of the lectionary texts for the last two weeks.
Psalm 78:23-29 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 78 is the second longest psalm in the Psalter (next to Psalm 119) and by far the longest psalm that rehearses Israel’s history (Psalms 105 and 106 are two other examples).1
Ephesians 4:1-16 Commentary
by Brian Peterson
Ephesians 4:1 is a major hinge in the letter. Here the author turns from describing all that God has done for the cosmos, the church, and Paul himself to consider the kind of life that is the fitting response. ...
Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign
by Karoline Lewis
August 05, 2018
Dear Working Preachers, have you noticed that signs are often misinterpreted? While we count on them to point us in the right direction, with everything from getting to a new destination ...
Sermon Brainwave #617 - Ord. 18 (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Aug. 5, 2018): (Gospel) John 6:24-35; (First Reading) Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; (Semi-continuous First Reading) 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 78:23-29; (Second Reading) Ephesians 4:1-16. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.