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Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 25, 2017 Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7   THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 21:8-21 Alternate: Jeremiah 2:7-13 8 The child [Isaac] grew, and was weaned; and Abraham made a great feast on the day that Isaac was weaned. 9 But Sarah […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 18, 2017 Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6   THE READINGS First Reading: Genesis 18:1-15 [21:1-7] Alternative Exodus 19:2-8a 1 The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 11, 2017 Trinity Sunday   THE READINGS  First Reading: Genesis1:1-2:4a 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for June 4, 2017 Day of Pentecost   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Alternative Numbers 11:24-30 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for May 28, 2017 Seventh Sunday of Easter   THE READINGS First Reading: Acts 1:6-14 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He replied, “It is not for […]