Posts Tagged: Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/24/16 (The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Hosea and Gomer in an embrace. Bible Historiale, 1372. Public domain, via Wikimedia

 By Barbara Klugh   Hosea 1:2-20; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Hosea’s marriage to a prostitute parallels Israel’s unfaithfulness to God, Paul exhorts us to guard against false teachers by holding on to our faith in Christ,… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/17/16 (The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Fruit basket by Balthaser van der Ast, 1632. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28; Luke 10:38-42. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the prophet Amos declares divine judgment on the powerful who exploit the poor, Paul affirms the centrality of Jesus Christ in God’s plan, and Jesus visits the home of… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/26/16 (The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost)

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The Golden Rule by Norman Rockwell, 1961. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh  2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14; Psalm 77:1-2,11-20; Galatians 5:1,13-25; Luke 9:51-62. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings Elijah anoints Elisha as his successor and is taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire, Paul reminds us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and Jesus… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/12/16 (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

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Anointing the feet of Jesus in the house of Simon by Antonio Campi, 1577. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 21:1-21a; Psalm 5:1-8; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  In this week’s readings, Elijah proclaims God’s judgment against Ahab, Paul affirms that our right relationship with God comes through Jesus Christ, and Jesus forgave the sins of a woman who anointed… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/5/16 (The Third Sunday after Pentecost)

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 By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.This week’s readings are filled with holy drama; they reflect the power of God to restore and transform lives. 1 Kings 17:8-24: The Elijah story is a little out of sequence. Last week’s reading… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/2916 (The Second Sunday after Pentecost)

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 By Barbara Klugh 1 Kings 18:20-39; Psalm 96; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text.  In this week’s readings, Elijah and the prophets of Baal meet in a dramatic confrontation, Paul is dismayed at the behavior of the Galatians, and Jesus heals the slave of the Centurion…. Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/22/16 (Trinity Sunday)

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Wisdom, Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere, Lyon, France. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Trinity Sunday: This Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, one God in three Persons: Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier. In Journey into the Heart of God, Philip Pfatteicher says, “Trinity Sunday,… Read more »