Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/15/15 (Fourth Sunday in Lent)

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Moses and the Bronze Serpent (18th century), by Francesco Campora. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Numbers 21:4-9: The fourth book of the Bible, Numbers covers almost 40 years of the Israelites’ desert wanderings following their Exodus from Egypt. The book’s name comes from the two censuses that… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/8/15 (Third Sunday in Lent)

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By Barbara Klugh Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. We have powerful readings this week—God speaks the Ten Commandments to the Israelites, Paul explains the message of the cross, and Jesus cleanses the temple. Exodus 20:1-17: The Book of Exodus tells… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 3/1/15 (Second Sunday in Lent)

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God's Covenant with Abraham, by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 - 1677). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 17:1-7,15-16 Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings we learn about God’s covenant with Abraham, Paul encourages us to emulate Abraham’s faith, and Jesus tells us what following him entails. Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16: Last week we read… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/22/15 (First Sunday in Lent)

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By Barbara Klugh  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 2:1-9; 2 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Lent: Ash Wednesday—this year on February 18—is the first day of the season of Lent.It is the time when Christians symbolically go into the wilderness with Jesus for forty days to prepare… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/8/15 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

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Healing Peter's Mother-in-law, from a 13th century manuscript from the Athos monasteries. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s reading have to do with God’s creative power and compassion—as our Creator, in the words of the prophet, in the calling of Paul to share the Gospel, and as… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 2/1/15 (Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

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By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week’s readings have to do with the question of who speaks with authority on behalf of God. Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible, and the last of… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/18/15 (Second Sunday after Epiphany)

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Samuel learning from Eli, by John Singleton Copley (1738 - 1815). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh 1 Samuel 3:1-20; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, we have the call of Samuel and the call of Jesus’ disciples. Paul explains why what we do with our physical bodies matters if we are… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 1/11/15 (First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ)

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By Barbara Klugh Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week we have especially rich readings. We hear about the very beginning of creation, Paul performs a second baptism to “incomplete” Christians, and Jesus himself is baptized by John. Epiphany: The word… Read more »