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Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/26/14 (20th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By Frederic Edwin Church Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 34 1-12; Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17; I Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s reading, we say goodbye to Moses, Paul describes his ministry in Thessalonica, and Jesus gives us words to live by. Deuteronomy: The Book of Deuteronomy records Moses’ farewell speeches… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/19/14 (19th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Moses in the Cleft of the Rock by Phillip Parham http://www.theartisans.us Used by permission.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 33:12-23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Moses again boldly intercedes with God on behalf of the Israelites, Paul writes a warm and loving letter to the Thessalonians, and Jesus outsmarts the Pharisees and Herodians. Exodus: In last… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/12/14 (18th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Adoration of the Golden Calf, by Nicolas Poussin (1594 - 1665). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 . Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings the Israelites dance around the golden calf, Paul’s letter reminds us to keep the unity in our community, and Jesus tells the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Exodus: In last… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 10/5/14 (17th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Vineyards with a View of Auvers, by Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Another week of important readings: God give Moses the Ten Commandments, David praises God fors magnificent creation of heaven and earth, Paul regards all his credentials as rubbish compared to his faith in the… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/28/14 (16th Sunday after Pentecost)

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By James Tissot (1836 - 1902). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Israelites continue to complain, and God continues to provide, Paul urges us to embody the humility of Jesus Christ, and Jesus outmaneuvers the religious authorities. Exodus: In this week’s reading,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 9/21/14 (15th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Workers in the Vineyard (1688 - 1689). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 16:2-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Israelites complain bitterly after God freed them from bondage, and God provides what they need; Paul is in prison and is grateful for another opportunity to spread the gospel; and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/31/14 (12th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Get Thee Behind Me Satan, by James Tissot (1836 - 1902). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.y James Tissot (1836 - 1902). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Moses encounters God in the burning bush, Paul gives us a good set of guidelines on living the discipled life, and Jesus tells us what following him requires. Exodus: Since… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/24/14 (11th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Painting by Carlo Cignani (1628 - 1719). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we read the holy drama of Moses’ birth and rescue, the psalmist thanks God for deliverance from enemies, Paul exhorts us to present ourselves as living sacrifices to God, and Jesus asks his disciples… Read more »