Narrative Lectionary

Naaman is cured from leprosy
Commentary on 2 Kings 5:1-15a

In the Year 1 cycle of the Narrative Lectionary, this story about Elisha’s healing of [...]

Judgment of Solomon
Commentary on 1 Kings 3:4-9 [10-15] 16-28

The passage begins with Solomon’s sacrifice to the LORD at [...]

Woman before the Rising Sun
Commentary on 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9; Psalm 51:1-9

David, Israel’s most beloved king, [...]

Joshua tree in harsh midday light
Commentary on Joshua 24:1-15 [16-26]

Joshua: Conduit of Ancestral Blessings and Intergenerational Continuity The book [...]

Moses receiving the law
Commentary on Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17

Intersectional Salvation: Covenants and Commandments Biblical writers make an explicit [...]

Crossing of the Red Sea and Miriam Dancing and Singing
Commentary on Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29 and Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29

Exodus as a Universal Experience [...]

man leaning against locked window
Commentary on Genesis 39:1-23

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

Night sky with stars, silhouetted figures visible in foreground.
Commentary on Genesis 12:1-9

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

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; [...]