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Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 25:1-13 Commentary
by Susan Hylen
The expectation of Christ’s return is central to Christian living.
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Amos 5:18-24 Commentary
by Margaret Odell
Today’s readings revolve around the theme of the Lord’s coming.
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Commentary
by Dennis Olson
God had commissioned the Israelite leader Joshua to accomplish a two-part mission: 1) to conquer the Canaanites (Joshua 1-12) and 2) to settle the Israelite tribes in their allotted territories (Joshua ...
Psalm 70 Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
In a letter dated May 15, 1943, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote to his parents from prison: “I read the Psalms every day, as I have done for years; I know them and love them more than any other book.” ...
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Commentary
by Jane Patterson
The reading for today and the one assigned for next Sunday (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11) function together to describe the nature of Christ’s longed-for return in the most vivid language possible, to help ...
Hurry Up and Wait
by Karoline Lewis
November 12, 2017
“Hurry up and wait.” Whenever I talk to my mother these days, this somewhat new life circumstance is something she frequently mentions. There have been many adjustments ...
SB569 - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 32)
Discussion on Revised Common Lectionary texts for Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Nov. 12, 2017): (Gospel) Matthew 25:1-13; (1st Reading) Amos 5:18-24; (Semi-continuous 1st Reading) Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 70; (2nd Reading) 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.