Engaging the Word

Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/14/16 (The 13th Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. In this week’s readings, Isaiah speaks of Israel in the parable of the vineyard, the author of Hebrews tells of heroes of the faith, and Jesus speaks of the divisions that discipleship may bring. …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 8/7/16 (The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ)

 By Barbara Klugh Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Luke 9: 28-36. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is observed on August 6, and we will use the lectionary for the Transfiguration instead of the Sunday lectionary for Proper 14. We’ll read …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/31/16 (The 11th Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh Hosea 11:1-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary. This week’s readings challenge us to think about the way we are living our lives and what we can amend to be more faithful to our Father in Heaven. God longs to be in loving …

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

 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, …

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

 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 …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 7/3/16 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost)

By Barbara Klugh   2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:1-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, an army commander is cured from leprosy, Paul tells us not to grow weary of doing what is right, and Jesus sends seventy disciples on a …

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

 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 …

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Engaging the Word: Readings for 6/19/16 (The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

 By Barbara Klugh  1 Kings 19:1-15a; Psalm 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, the Lord passes by Elijah in the sound of sheer silence, Paul tells us that since Christ came, the Law is no longer relevant, and Jesus heals a …

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

 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 …

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

 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 …

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

 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. …

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

 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, …

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