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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.
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 8:27-38 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
I am working on this entry for Working Preacher at home today, so instead of using “my” Bible in my office, I pulled off the shelf the Bible my wife used when we were in college (almost) 20 ...
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Patricia Tull
Isaiah 50 occurs in the second half of a section scholars call “Second Isaiah,” Isaiah 40-55, which arose toward the end of the Babylonian exile, as King Cyrus of Persia overcame Babylon’s ...
Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
The pericope introduces the enigmatic Woman Wisdom, a figure who is -- at the least -- a literary personification of a wisdom that permeates the creation.
Psalm 116:1-9 Commentary
by James K. Mead
The 16th Sunday after Pentecost is the only instance of Psalm 116:1-9 as a Sunday reading in the Lectionary that provides opportunities to use most of its second half (vv. 10-17) which are read on Maundy ...
James 3:1-12 Commentary
by James Boyce
“Not many of you should become teachers.” So the “teaching preacher” or “preaching teacher” launches this section of our sequential reading in James over several Sundays. ...
by Karoline Lewis
September 13, 2015
Location, location, location. We know how important location is, but when it comes to interpreting the Bible, it matters on many levels. There’s location in time and literary ...
SB435 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 24)
Discussion on texts for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 24; Sept. 13, 2015): (Gospel) Mark 8:27-38; (First Reading) Isaiah 50:4-9a; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 116:1-9; (Second Reading) James 3:1-12.