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Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for November 18, 2018 Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Alternate: Daniel 12:1-3 4 On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to his wife Peninnah and to all her sons and daughters; 5 but […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for November 11, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 27    THE READINGS First Reading: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Alternate 1 Kings 17:8-16 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to her [Ruth], “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may […]

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 […]