Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 5, 2018 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 13 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Alternate Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 11:26 When the wife of Uriah heard that her husband was dead, she made lamentation for him. 27 When the mourning was over, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 29, 2018 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 12 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Alternate 2 Kings 4:42-44 1In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 22, 2018 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 11 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Alternate: Jeremiah 23:1-6 1 Now when the king was settled in his house, and the LORD had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2 […]

Lectonary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 15, 2018 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10     THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Alternate: Amos 7:7-15 1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 David and all the people with him set […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 8, 2018 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Alternate: Ezekiel 2:1-5 1 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. 2 For […]