Narrative Lectionary

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Commentary on Genesis 39:1-23

Joseph is a familiar character to readers of the Bible and others. The dramatic narratives [...]

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Commentary on Genesis 12:1-9

We are introduced in today’s lection to the “father in the faith” of Judaism, Christianity, [...]

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Commentary on Genesis 6:5-22; 8:6-12; 9:8-17

Despite generations of Sunday School children serenely coloring the animals [...]

Man contemplating diverging pathways
Commentary on 1 Peter 5:1–14

Week 5 (August 7, 2022) Preaching text: 1 Peter 5:1–14; [...]

Man contemplating diverging pathways
Commentary on 1 Peter 4:1-19

Week 4 (July 31, 2022) Preaching text: 1 Peter 4:1–19; accompanying text: Matthew 5:43-48 The [...]

Man contemplating diverging pathways
Commentary on 1 Peter 3:13-22

Week 3 (July 24, 2022) Preaching text: 1 Peter 3:13–22; accompanying text: Matthew 5:3-10 This [...]

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Commentary on Ruth 1:1-22

A story of human love reflecting and enacting divine love, the book of Ruth is [...]

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Commentary on Ruth 2:1-23

Week 2: August 21, 2022 Preaching text: Ruth 2:1-23; accompanying text: Luke 6:36-38 Ruth 2: [...]

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Commentary on Ruth 3:1-18

Week 3: August 28, 2022 Preaching text: Ruth 3:1-18; accompanying text: Matthew 7:7-8 Ruth 3: [...]

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Commentary on Ruth 4:1-22

Week 4: September 4, 2022 Preaching text: Ruth 4:1-22; accompanying text: Luke 1:46-55 Ruth 4: [...]