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Get inspired to preach more effective sermons in these trying times at the Craft of Preaching conference Oct. 5-7, featuring Joy J. Moore, Kenyatta R. Gilbert, and Jared E. Alcántara.
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Mark 10:46-52 Commentary
by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
The tale of blind Bartimaeus is a bit uncanny in Mark’s Gospel -- because nothing goes wrong.
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Jeremiah 31:7-9 Commentary
by Michael L. Ruffin
Jeremiah 31:7-9 is found within the part of the book interpreters call “The Book of Consolation” (30:1–31:40) because in it God promises restoration and renewal to the people after the ...
Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Commentary
by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr.
In the opening chapters of the book of Job, a dialogue takes place within the Divine Council, a dialogue between God and the hassatan about Job.
Psalm 126 Commentary
by Matthew Stith
Psalm 126 is among the relatively small number of psalms for which historical context is both fairly certain and highly useful for interpretation.1
Hebrews 7:23-28 Commentary
by Jennifer T. Kaalund
Many scholars attest that Hebrews is a homily, an eloquent sermon.
Reformers In Our Midst
by Karoline Lewis
October 28, 2018
“Take courage, get up, he is calling you.”
Whether you are preaching this Sunday on Bartimaeus or with a Reformation celebration in mind, this is an invitation, a mantra, ...
Sermon Brainwave #629 - Ordinary 30 (Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost)
Discussion on texts for Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Oct. 28, 2018): (Gospel) Mark 10:46-52; (First Reading) Jeremiah 31:7-9; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 126; (Second Reading) Hebrews 7:23-28. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.