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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 16:1-13 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
Luke 16:1-13 is a parable peculiar to Luke’s Gospel.
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Amos 8:4-7 Commentary
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
This is the first of two weeks in which the Old Testament reading is from the prophet Amos.
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Commentary
by Alphonetta Wines
What do you do when you’ve lost it all? What do you do when all hope seems lost?
Psalm 113 Commentary
by Kelly J. Murphy
If we open a commentary on the Psalms, we might learn that Psalm 113 is a “hymn of praise,” beginning (verse 1) and ending (verse 9) with the Hebrew imperative halelu yah: “Praise Yah(weh)!” ...
1 Timothy 2:1-7 Commentary
by Benjamin Fiore, S.J.
These verses near the beginning of what’s known as the Pastoral Epistles—that is, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus—specify some of the intentions that believers today should keep in mind regarding ...
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Sermon Brainwave #681 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 25)
September 22, 2019
Discussion on texts for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 25 (Sept. 22, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 16:1-13; (First Reading) Amos 8:4-7; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Jeremiah 8:18--9:1; Psalm 113; (Second Reading) 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.