Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 4, 2017 Day of Pentecost   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Alternative Numbers 11:24-30 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 28, 2017 Seventh Sunday of Easter   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 1:6-14 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He replied, “It is not for […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 21, 2017 The Sixth Sunday of Easter   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 17:22-31 22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through […]

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 Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 14, 2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 7:55-60 55 But filled with the Holy Spirit, he [Stephen] gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 2:42-47 42 They [Jesus followers in Jerusalem] devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders […]