Monthly Archives: January 2013

Weekly Commentary on the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Ephiphany 4C)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 All of our Bible lections today will deal with the role of the “prophet.”  We begin in our Hebrew Bible lection by reading the call narrative of Jeremiah.  We learn in this call narrative that Jeremiah was selected … Continue reading

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Weekly Introductions to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Ephiphany 3C)

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 While the Bible is full of sermons, prophetic speeches, and prescriptions about how worship of God should take place, it is relatively rare to get a picture in the Scriptures about how worship ACTUALLY took place. … Continue reading

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Weekly Commentary on the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Epiphany 2C)

Isaiah 62:1-5 Isaiah 62 presents a number of images celebrating the restoration of Israel after Babylonian captivity.  The nations around Israel will see this restoration and marvel at what the Lord has done for Israel.  Israel will be like a … Continue reading

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Worth

A teller with black dresscoat An American flag pinned to her lapel She takes my check for deposit “Hello Jesse” (she reads my name) I carry on like she knows me. It is the right thing to do. She turns … Continue reading

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Weekly Commentary on the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Baptism of Christ C)

Isaiah 43:1-7 Isaiah 43 records God’s personal message of redemption to Israel.  It is located in the part of Isaiah known as Second Isaiah to the scholastic community.  Second Isaiah was likely added to 1st Isaiah (chapters 1-39) during/after the … Continue reading

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Weekly Introduction to the Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Ephiphany C)

Sunday is Epiphany (January 6th).  Epiphany is a Greek word meaning to “manifest” and is the title of a Christian feast day in which the church celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.  … Continue reading

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