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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 20:1-16 Commentary
by Emerson Powery
One traditional interpretation of the parable has been to focus on 20:16 (“the last will be first,” etc.) and to insist on understanding the parable as a statement about the gift of eternal ...
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Jonah 3:10-4:11 Commentary
by Michael J. Chan
Not unlike the older brother of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-31), Jonah resents the graciousness of Yhwh toward the repentant inhabitants of Nineveh:
Exodus 16:2-15 Commentary
by Callie Plunket-Brewton
The narrative of Exodus 16:2-15 is powerful and rich with homiletical possibilities.
Psalm 145:1-8 Commentary
by Nancy deClaissé-Walford
Psalm 145 occurs just before the five-psalm doxological close to the book of Psalms (Psalms 146-150) and is the last in a group of Psalms (Psalms 139-145) in Book Five that are identified in their superscriptions ...
Philippians 1:21-30 Commentary
by Christian A. Eberhart
The lectionary passage Philippians 1:21–30 starts with an impressive statement about life and death.
by Karoline Lewis
September 21, 2014
Dear Working Preachers,
“Are you envious because I am generous?” reads the latter section of 20:15 in this Sunday’s parable from Matthew. Or, literally ...
Sermon Brainwave #374 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary 25)
Discussion on texts for Ordinary 25 (Sept. 21, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 20:1-16; (1st Reading) Jonah 3:10--4:11; (Semicontinuous 1st Reading) Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 145:1-8; (2nd Reading) Philippians 1:21-30.