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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.
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 18:15-20 Commentary
by Eric Barreto
Churches are full of troublesome people.
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Ezekiel 33:7-11 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
Wickedness, sin, death, blood -- this week's selection from Ezekiel 33 can be a difficult and jarring read for those of us not overly familiar with the book of Ezekiel and its sometimes bizarre judgment ...
Exodus 12:1-14 Commentary
by Anathea Portier-Young
It can be hard to let go of the things, places, relationships, and systems that enslave us.
Psalm 119:33-40 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 119 is a massive alphabetic acrostic, in which its 176 verses are divided into stanzas of eight verses, each of which begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Romans 13:8-14 Commentary
by Elizabeth Shively
It is perhaps a conventional American aspiration to be debt-free in every way, because it marks autonomy and self-sufficiency.
Community and Connections
by Karoline Lewis
September 07, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
I am actually preaching this week. How about that? On this week’s text from Matthew this coming Friday in the Luther Seminary chapel. You are probably ...
Sermon Brainwave #371 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 23)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 23 (Sept. 7, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 18:15-20; (1st Reading) Ezekiel 33:7-11; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 119:33-40; (2nd Reading) Romans 13:8-14.