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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 23:1-12

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Matthew 23 indicates that pastors (i.e., most of us reading this sermon starter) need to be wary of the titles people afford us.  Although neither “Reverend” nor “Pastor” is specifically mentioned in Matthew 23, only a very… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Joshua 3:7-17

    Author: Stan Mast

    It is not difficult to find the relevance of this first RCL reading for today, particularly in the United States.  My country is only two days away from Election Day when Americans cast their ballots and thus… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 43

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    My Old Testament professor back when I was a seminary student and the Old Testament colleagues with whom I have taught the Psalms since becoming a member of the seminary faculty would not like the Lectionary’s choice… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    We preachers need to be careful.  When someone catches us at the church door to disagree with our sermon some Sunday, it is tempting to say “Hey, your quarrel is not with me but with God.  I… More...

  • En Español

    Deuteronomio 32.36-39 / Romanos 12.1-2

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Vean ahora que yo, Yo Soy, y conmigo no hay más dioses. Deuteronomio 32.39a, Traducción en Lenguaje Actual Trasfondo histórico y bíblico Paul Tillich (1886-1963), uno de los grandes pensadores protestantes del siglo XX, acuñó el concepto… More...