Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 24, 2018 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 17: [1a, 4-11, 19-23], 32-49 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 Alternative Job 38:1-11 [17:1 Now the Philistines gathered their armies for battle; they were gathered at Socoh, which […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 17, 2018 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 6 CORRECTED    THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Alternate Ezekiel 17:22-24 34 Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. 35 Samuel did not see […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 10, 2018 Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 5 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, [12-15], 16-20; [11:14-15] Alternative Genesis 3:8-15 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, 5 and said to him, “You […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 3, 2018 Second Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 4 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Alternate: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 27, 2018 First Sunday after Pentecost; Trinity Sunday THE READINGS First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. […]