Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 30, 2018 Proper 21 THE READINGS First Reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Alternate: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 1 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2 On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 23, 2018 Proper 20  THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31  Alternate: Wisdom of Solomon 1:15-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 10 A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 16, 2018 Proper 19 THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 1:20-33 Alternate: Isaiah 50:4-9a 20 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. 21 At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 9, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18 THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Alternate: Isaiah 35:4-71 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. 2 The rich […]