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Lectonary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 15, 2018 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 10     THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Alternate: Amos 7:7-15 1 David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2 David and all the people with him set […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 8, 2018 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 9 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Alternate: Ezekiel 2:1-5 1 Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. 2 For […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for July 1, 2018 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 8 THE READINGS First Reading: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Alternate Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or Lamentations 3:22-33 1 After the death of Saul, when David had returned from defeating the Amalekites, David remained two […]

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 […]