Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings for November 1/4, 2018 All Saints Day THE READINGS   First Reading: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 Alternate Isaiah 25:6-9 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.  In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 28, 2018 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 25  THE READINGS First Reading: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Alternate: Jeremiah 31:7-9 1 Then Job answered the LORD: 2 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 21, 2018 Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24 THE READINGS First Reading: Job 38:1-7, [34-41] Alternate: Isaiah 53:4-12 1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 14, 2018 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23 THE READINGS First Reading: Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 1 Then Job answered: 2 “Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. 3 Oh, that I knew where […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22 THE READINGS First Reading: Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Alternate Genesis 2:18-24 1:1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared […]