"Peaceable Kingdom," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Christ the King
John 18:33-37 Commentary
by Paul S. Berge
Jesus' kingship begins with the opening verse of the gospel of John: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (1:1).
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Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Commentary
by Juliana Claassens
It would be easy to preach our lectionary text for today as referring to Jesus coming on a cloud.
2 Samuel 23:1-7 Commentary
by Ted A. Smith
Whether these "last words" of David were spoken by the king himself or composed by a later supporter of the monarchy (as most scholars believe), their purpose is clear:
Psalm 93 Commentary
by Mark Throntveit
Revelation 1:4b-8 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
The book of Revelation, called in Greek the Apocalypse, exercises a peculiar fascination for many folks, and repels others with its violent imagery and coded language.
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Brainwave 088: Lectionary Texts for 22 November 2009
November 22, 2009
Join Profs. Karoline Lewis, David Lose and Matt Skinner for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for Sunday, 22 November 2009.