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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Years ago F. F. Bruce published a book titled The Hard Sayings of Jesus.  That title prompted a friend of mine to comment, “Hard sayings?  I didn’t know there were any easy ones!” But, of course, it… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Genesis 45:1-15

    Author: Stan Mast

    You can’t beat the Bible when it comes to telling dramatic stories in a spellbinding way.  Our text for today is a perfect case in point.  I’m going to use Eugene Lowry to explain that.  In his… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 67

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    If you read Psalm 67 a certain way, it could look like some example of “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours” or “One hand washes the other.”  The poem begins with an echo of the… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Your attitude towards disobedience may depend on whether you view it from a parent’s perspective or a child’s.  After all, as the wonderful American preacher Fleming Rutledge notes, parents want children who obey. We want sons who… More...

  • En Español

    Juan 5.31-40

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Ustedes estudian las Escrituras pensando que contienen vida eterna; pues bien, precisamente las Escrituras dan testimonio a mi favor. Juan 5.39, La Palabra (Hispanoamérica) Trasfondo bíblico La relación entre Jesús de Nazaret y las Sagradas Escrituras, es… More...