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Second Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 8:26-39 Commentary
by Judith Jones
At first glance, Luke’s version of Jesus’ encounter with the Gerasene demoniac simply portrays Jesus as a healer sent by God.
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Isaiah 65:1-9 Commentary
by Kristin J. Wendland
Isaiah 65:1-9 is the beginning of a response to the communal lament in the preceding chapter (Isaiah 64:1-12).
1 Kings 19:1-4[5-7]8-15a Commentary
by Sara Koenig
This chapter is well represented in the lectionary, and provides a stark contrast with the immediately previous one, when Elijah had his dramatic, public showdown with the prophets of Baal.
Psalm 22:19-28 Commentary
by Courtney Pace
This psalm was used to guide worship, rather than as a record of the particular faith journey of an individual in time.
Galatians 3:23-29 Commentary
by Jane Lancaster Patterson
When I was beginning graduate biblical studies in the early nineties, this passage from Galatians was a lynchpin in my growing respect for the theology of Paul.
Freedom from Fear
by Karoline Lewis
June 23, 2019
Fear. I get it. That seems like the most reasonable response when it comes to witnessing about 6,000 demons being exorcised in front of your eyes. That kind of power? That kind ...
Sermon Brainwave #668 - Second Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 12)
Discussion on texts for Second Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 12 (June 23, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 8:26-39; (First Reading) Isaiah 65:1-9; (Semicontinuous First Reading) 1 Kings 19:1-4[5-7]8-15a; Psalm 22:19-28; (Second Reading) Galatians 3:23-29. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.