Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 26b / Ordinary 31b)

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Our first text presents us with one of the best known scriptures in the Hebrew Bible.  In this text Moses describes to the people how it will “go well for them” in the new land that they are … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 25b / Ordinary 30b)

Job 42:1-17 Job listened to the many questions asked him by God for which Job had no answer and Job was humbled.  He regretted the way he had came before God and demanded answers.  He then repented and declared, “I … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 24b / Ordinary 29b)

Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Job has cried out because of his great suffering.  Our text from Job last week describes Job’s countenance with these troubling words “…and Job could be consoled no longer.”  In this week’s text God answers Job’s cry. … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 23b/Ordinary 28b)

Hebrew Bible Lection–>Job 23:1-9 In this plaintive text Job feels absent from the presence of the Lord, “O that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his dwelling!”  Job’s inability to come close to … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to Readings of the Revised Common Lecitonary (Proper 22B; Ordinary 27B)

Hebrew Bible Reading–>Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Our Hebrew Bible reading begins a four week look at the book of Job. The story of Job is the story of a righteous, wealthy, and happy man who loses everything (his wealth, his family, … Continue reading

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