Posts Tagged: Romans 8

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 www.lectionarypage.net 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: 7/16/17 (The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 10)

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 By Barbara Klugh Genesis 25:19-34; Palm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Go to www.lectionarypage.net for the weekly lectionary text. This week we learn about Isaac and Rebekah’s twins, the psalmist revels in the word of God, Paul tells us the law is powerless because of Jesus Christ, and Jesus tells the Parable of the Sower. Genesis 25:19-34: Last… Read more »

Engaging the Word: 4/2/17 (The Fifth Sunday in Lent)

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Ezekiel’s vision from Luther Bible, 1534. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

 By Barbara Klugh Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our texts this week reveal the power of God to bring about restoration and new life. Ezekiel 37:1-14: Ezekiel was a temple priest who was exiled to Babylon in 597 BC along with three thousand… Read more »

Engaging the Word: Readings for 5/31/15 (First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday)

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By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29;  Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Trinity Sunday: This Sunday celebrates the doctrine of the Trinity—the unity of the three Persons of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In Journey into the Heart of God, Philip Pfatteicher says, “Trinity… 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 »