Lectionary

Feeding the Dogs

Isaiah 56:1,6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28   “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” ESV What was Jesus thinking? He is supposed to be the essence of compassion. Was he just having a bad day? Notice first that Jesus has led his band out … Continue reading Feeding the Dogs

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I Will Listen to What God Says

1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33   Elijah was a great prophet because he listened to God. He did not listen to the wind or the earthquake, as we are prone to do; he waited for the whisper. Only then did he leave the cave to commune with God. Elijah could tell … Continue reading I Will Listen to What God Says

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Moses the Rock Star

Exodus 34:29-35 2 Peter 1:13-21 Luke 9:28-36 Psalm 99 or 99:5-9   Just about every American over the age of 12 has had a chance to see The Ten Commandments directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Charlton Heston as Moses. Not so many have seen Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent version starring Theodore Roberts. … Continue reading Moses the Rock Star

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Did Solomon Ask for the Wrong Gift?

1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33,44-52   When we read about Solomon in the Bible, we see a king and a kingdom of power and wealth. Indeed, the years of David and Solomon saw the Kingdom of Israel reach its greatest zenith. But, when historians compare that Kingdom with surrounding kingdoms, it … Continue reading Did Solomon Ask for the Wrong Gift?

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Teach Me Your Way Lord

Isaiah 44:6-8 Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43   Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. ESV We live in a world that gives little thought to God, or even gods. We live every day struggling to satisfy as many desires as possible. … Continue reading Teach Me Your Way Lord

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