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Engaging the Word: 02/19/17 (The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany)

 By Barbara Klugh Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. Our readings this week challenge us to reflect on how well we match up with the way God calls us to live with the way we actually live. Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18: Leviticus is …

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Engaging the Word: 02/12/17 (The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany)

 By Barbara Klugh Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. This week we have guidelines on how we can live well in relationship to God and to one another. Deuteronomy 30:15-20: The book of Deuteronomy is set up as a series of three speeches delivered by …

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Engaging the Word: 02/05/17 (The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany)

 By Barbara Klugh Isaiah 58: 1-12; Psalm 112; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Isaiah teaches that God’s favor is earned not by ritual fasting, but by compassionate social action, Paul tells us that God’s wisdom is available to those who possess the …

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Engaging the Word: 1/29/17 (The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany)

 By Barbara Klugh Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12. Go to www.lectionarypage.net to read or print the weekly lectionary text. In this week’s readings, Micah tells us to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God,” Paul speaks of the paradoxical power of the cross, and Jesus gives us a series …

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