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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:9-14 Commentary
by Matt Skinner
This parable is deceptively simple, although its warning against contemptuousness and spiritual superiority can expose our brokenness in numerous ways.
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Sirach 35:12-17 Commentary
by Micah D. Kiel
When I was in graduate school, I heard a fellow student refer to “400 years of God’s silence” between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.
Joel 2:23-32 Commentary
by Casey Thornburgh Sigmon
Why did God let this happen? This is the question that drives the Book of Joel.
Psalm 84:1-7 Commentary
by Walter C. Bouzard
Considered as a whole, Psalm 84 fits into the category of the songs of Zion (Psalms 46, 48, 76, 87, 122).
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Commentary
by Jennifer V. Pietz
It is debated whether the apostle Paul himself wrote the Second Letter to Timothy near the end of his life, or a pseudonymous author wrote it after Paul’s death as a farewell discourse or hagiographic ...
Other People's Prayers
October 27, 2019
Imagine if you could hear the prayers of people in your congregation.
Of course, sometimes you can, assuming the person offering them is part of a committee or a small group, and ...
Sermon Brainwave #686 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 30)
Discussion on texts for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 30 (Oct. 27, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14; (First Reading) Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; (Alternate First Reading) Sirach 35:12-17; (Semi-continuous First Reading) Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 84:1-7; (Second Reading) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.