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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 14:25-33 Commentary
by Mitzi J. Smith
No one considers hate a fruit of the Spirit; rather, it is commonly viewed as the antithesis of love.
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Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Commentary
by Carolyn J. Sharp
The majestic speech of Deuteronomy nears its conclusion in this stirring exhortation.1
Jeremiah 18:1-11 Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
Prophets use these familial metaphors to speak about the relationship between God and God’s people.
Psalm 1 Commentary
by Yolanda Norton
Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm that serves as the preface to the psalter, sharing literary and theological relationship with the Torah.
Philemon 1:1-21 Commentary
by Jennifer Pietz
The letter to Philemon brings the institution of slavery into view, but does not explicitly condemn it.
by Kathryn M. Schifferdecker
September 08, 2019
This is one of those weeks when, after reading the Gospel lesson, you might feel like putting a question mark after the usual liturgical formula: “This is the Gospel of the ...
Sermon Brainwave #679 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 23)
Discussion on texts for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 23 (Sept. 8, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 14:25-33; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 30:15-20; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 1; (Second Reading) Philemon 1:1-21. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher.