Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 26, 2018 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Alternate Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 [1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 19, 2018 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 15   THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Alternate: Proverbs 9:1-6 2:10 Then David slept with his ancestors, and was buried in the city of David. 11 The time that David reigned over […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 12, 2018 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 14 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Alternate: 1 Kings 19:4-8 5 The king [David] ordered Joab and Abishai and Ittai, saying, “Deal gently for my sake with the young man Absalom.” […]

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 […]