Posts Tagged: Genesis 28

Engaging the Word: 7/23/17 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 11)

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Jacob’s vision of a ladder to heaven, Morgan Bible, c. 1250. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Go to for the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, we have the story of Jacob’s dream, Paul continues to contrast living according to the flesh or in the Spirit, and Jesus teaches the Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Genesis… 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 (], 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 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 »