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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 […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 14, 2018 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 23 THE READINGS First Reading: Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 1 Then Job answered: 2 “Today also my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy despite my groaning. 3 Oh, that I knew where […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 22 THE READINGS First Reading: Job 1:1; 2:1-10 Alternate Genesis 2:18-24 1:1 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared […]

Lectionary Commentary

Journeying through the Revised Common Lectionary Readings, Commentary, and Discussion Questions for September 30, 2018 Proper 21 THE READINGS First Reading: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 Alternate: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 1 So the king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. 2 On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king […]

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, […]