Narrative Lectionary

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Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150

Context, context, context! Just as location is all important for [...]

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Commentary on Ruth 1:1-17

“Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where [...]

Detail of Moses holding the tablets of the Ten Commandments, from a door at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
Commentary on Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9

A lot has happened with God, Moses, and Israel since [...]

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Commentary on Exodus 1:8-14 [15—2:10]; 3:1-15

Tyranny emerges at times of transition and change; times in [...]

Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), Paul Gauguin, 1888.
Commentary on Genesis 32:[9-13] 22-30

This episode of the Jacob story narrates the well-known wrestling [...]

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Commentary on Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7

These two texts narrate the promise and the fulfillment of [...]

Two silhouetted figures at lakeshore in golden hour
Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:1-2, 7-11; Luke 15:11-32

Week 3 (Sept. 3, 2023) [...]

Two silhouetted figures at lakeshore in golden hour
Commentary on Genesis 2:1-3; John 15:9-15

Week 2 (Aug. 27, 2023) Preaching texts: Genesis 2:1-3; John [...]

Two silhouetted figures at lakeshore in golden hour
Commentary on Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Matthew 11:28-30

Sabbath is a tricky concept [...]

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Commentary on Acts 2:1-18; Matthew 28:17-20

Week 3 (Sept. 3, 2023) Preaching texts: Acts 2:1-18; Matthew [...]