Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 6, 2016 Proper 27   THE READINGS    First Reading: Haggai 1:15b-2:9   Alternate: Job 19:23-27a 15b In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: 2 […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for October 30, 2016 Proper 24 THE READINGS First Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Alternate Isaiah 1:10-18 1:1 The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for October 23, 2016 Proper 25 THE READINGS First Reading: Joel 2:23-32 Alternate Sirach 35:12-47 or Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 23 O children of Zion, be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he has given the early rain for your vindication, he has poured down for […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for October 16, 2016 Proper 24 THE READINGS First Reading: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Alternate: Genesis 32:22-31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of humans and the seed of animals. 28 And […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for October 9, 2016 Proper 23 THE READINGS First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Alternate: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c 1 These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all […]