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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/2/15 (Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Christ preaching before a crowd. Woodcut. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13 Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Nathan confronts David, Paul teaches how a diverse community can live in unity, and Jesus tells us, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/19/15 (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)

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The sick are brought to Christ by Jean-Baptiste Jouvenet (1644-1717). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34,53-56. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, God promises David that his “house” will last forever, Paul tells us that through Christ the barriers between Jews and Gentiles have been broken down, and we see further… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 28, 2015 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Resurrection of Jairus’ daughter by Vasily Polenov (1844-1927). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, David grieves the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, Paul promotes good financial stewardship, and Jesus heals a woman and a girl. 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27: This week… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 21, 2015 (Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt (1606-1669). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have two familiar—and still thrilling—lessons this week: David defeats Goliath and Jesus calms the storm. 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49: If you remember from last week’s… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 14, 2015 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

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Samuel anoints David by Victor Biennoury, 1842. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Samuel anoints David to be king, Paul reminds us of the new life offered in Christ, and Jesus tells parables to explain the kingdom of God. 1 Samuel… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for June 7, 2015 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)

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Stained glass window of Jesus Teaching attributed to the Quaker City Glass Company of Philadelphia (1912). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh  1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Saul becomes Israel’s first king, Paul looks beyond his present suffering to his eternal home, and Jesus is accused of demonic possession by the scribes. 1… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/31/15 (First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday)

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By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29;  Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Trinity Sunday: This Sunday celebrates the doctrine of the Trinity—the unity of the three Persons of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In Journey into the Heart of God, Philip Pfatteicher says, “Trinity… Read more »