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The Sermon Brainwave and Narrative Lectionary podcasts for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday are now posted. Blessings as you prepare to preach through Holy Week.
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:32-40 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
We expect the gospels, perhaps Luke especially, to reassure us that we find security in Jesus Christ.
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Genesis 15:1-6 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
Genesis 15:1-6 is one of two profound exchanges between Abraham and God that we encounter in the Abraham Saga of Genesis 12-25.1
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
“Leaders of Sodom ... People of Gomorrah!” (Isaiah 1:10): For a moment, the audience might convince themselves that Isaiah is talking to someone else.
Psalm 33:12-22 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
Preaching Psalm 33 is likely to be a challenge for any preacher who has an American flag in the sanctuary.
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Commentary
by Mary Foskett
One of the most humbling and uplifting congregational milestones one can experience is the celebration of a church’s anniversary, whether it be the 2nd, 20th, or 200th year since the community’s ...
Sleeping with Makeup On
by Cameron B.R. Howard
August 11, 2019
I read recently that Dolly Parton leaves her makeup on all night when she’s away from home. She told the New York Times, “You never know if you’re going to wreck the ...
Sermon Brainwave #675 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 19)
Discussion on texts for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 19 (Aug. 11, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 12:32-40; (First Reading) Genesis 15:1-6; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 33:12-22; (Second Reading) Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.