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First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
Ash Wednesday each year sets before us the gifts of Lenten devotion, disciplines that are crucial for faith: “give alms ... pray ... fast.”
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Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
There are many reasons why the Bible is such a fascinating read.
Psalm 51:1-17 Commentary
by Bobby Morris
Psalm 51 lays bare the depths of the human condition and the equally profound need for the redeeming intervention of God.1
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Commentary
by Lois Malcolm
Today’s reading, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, introduces Lent with a call to reconciliation.1
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Sermon Brainwave #709 - Ash Wednesday
February 26, 2020
Discussion on texts for Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2020). (Gospel) Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21; (First Reading) Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51:1-17; (Second Reading) 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.