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Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 23, 2018 Proper 20  THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31  Alternate: Wisdom of Solomon 1:15-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 10 A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. 11 The heart of her husband trusts in her, […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 16, 2018 Proper 19 THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 1:20-33 Alternate: Isaiah 50:4-9a 20 Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice. 21 At the busiest corner she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 9, 2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18 THE READINGS First Reading: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Alternate: Isaiah 35:4-71 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. 2 The rich […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 2, 2018 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 17 THE READINGS First Reading: Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Alternate: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 8 The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9 My beloved is like […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for August 26, 2018 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16 THE READINGS First Reading: 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Alternate Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 [1 Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the […]