Lectionary

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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God Within

Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65: (1-8), 9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23   For just as rain and snow fall from the sky and do not return there, but water the earth, causing it to bud and produce, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is my word that goes out from my mouth … Continue reading God Within

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My Yoke is Easy

Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-15 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30   Does Jesus give us permission to sin? Yes and no. When I sin, I have turned away from God. In that sense, the answer is no. But Jesus redefined sin. He gives us comfort when we ask for it. He helps us understand the difference … Continue reading My Yoke is Easy

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Which Prophet?

Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42   A common misconception of the role of prophets is to say that they predict the future. While a prophecy can be made about the future, it is more common for prophecies to be about the now. Jesus, for example, does give us a look at times … Continue reading Which Prophet?

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