Posts Categorized: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/17/14 (10th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Christ and the Canaanite Woman by Jean Germain Drouais (1763-1788). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:10-28. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Again we have great readings. Joseph has a happy reunion with his brothers, Paul is firm that God has not rejected his chosen people, Jesus teaches the crowd, and heals the daughter of a determined… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/10/14 (9th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Painting by Amédée Varin (1818 - 1883). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. We continue to have selections from the Bible’s greatest hits this week. Joseph’s brothers sell him into slavery, and Jesus walks on water. Genesis: This week, the Genesis narrative turns to Joseph, Jacob’s… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/3/14 (8th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Miracle of the Bread and Fish, by Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 - 1647). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 16; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Jacob wrestles with God, Paul is in anguish that the Israelites have rejected Jesus Christ, and Jesus feeds five thousand. Genesis: In last week’s reading, Jacob married Laban’s daughters, Rachel and… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/27/14 (7th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Detail of the Holy Spirit from the National Shrine of the Little Flower, by Nheyob. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. Wonderful readings this week—Jacob the trickster gets tricked, our psalmist praises God for his guidance through the law, we read one of the most glorious passages Paul ever wrote, and Jesus tells more parables about… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/6/14 (4th Sunday after Pentecost)

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Eliezer and Rebecca by Giambattista Pittoni (1687 - 1767). Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Barbara Klugh Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we have the story of Isaac and Rebekah, poetry from Song of Solomon instead of a psalm, Paul’s internal conflict between sin and grace, and Jesus’ invitation to find… Read more »