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Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 20, 2017 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 15 THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 45:1-15 Alternate: Isaiah 56 1, 6-8 1 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 13, 2017 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 14   THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Alternate: 1 Kings 19:9-18 1 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. 2 This is the […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 6, 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord   THE READINGS  First Reading: Exodus 34:29-35 Reading for 9th Pentecost: Genesis 32:22-31 29 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 30, 2017 Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 12   THE READINGS  First Reading: Genesis 29:15-29 Alternate: 1 Kings 3:5-12 15 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 23, 2017 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 11 THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 28:10-19a Alternate: Isaiah 44:6-8 10 Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. 11 He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had […]