Moses

The Last Sunday after Epiphany/Transfiguration

March 2, 2014
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 24:12-18
Reading 2: 
Psalm 2
Reading 3: 
2 Peter 1:16-21
Reading 4: 
Matthew 17:1-9
Alt Reading 1: 
Psalm 99
By John B. Cobb, Jr.

We have been immersed in the past few weeks in Jesus’ message. This focused on the Commonwealth of God that through his work was beginning to appear, and on the radical character of the life it called into being. We have seen that his message both continued the prophetic tradition of Israel and also transformed it. Christians understand that Jesus announced and enacted the fulfillment of that tradition.

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 18, 2012
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Numbers 21:4-9
Reading 2: 
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 2:1-10
Reading 4: 
John 3:14-21
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Numbers 21:4-9

Proper 25A

October 23, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Reading 2: 
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Reading 3: 
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Reading 4: 
Matthew 22:34-46
By Jeanyne B Slettom

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Proper 24A

October 16, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 33:12-23
Reading 2: 
Psalm 99
Reading 3: 
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Reading 4: 
Matthew 22:15-22
Alt Reading 1: 
Isaiah 45:1-14
By Rick Marshall

Discussing the Texts:

Proper 23A

October 9, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 32:1-14
Reading 2: 
Psalm 106:1-6
Reading 3: 
Philippians 4:1-9
Reading 4: 
Matthew 22:1-14
Alt Reading 2: 
Pslam 23
Alt Reading 1: 
Isaiah 25:1-9
By Rick Marshall

Discussing the Texts

It seems to be “party time” with two of the texts. The text from Exodus is the famous telling of the Golden Calf incident. The other text is from the Matthew, the parable of the Wedding Banquet. But the two stories couldn’t be different and so it would be fruitful to compare them. Even the text from Isaiah is joyful, as is the text from Philippians. What are all the texts celebrating? For one thing, they all celebrate a change in future prospects when the divine presence is taken into account.

Proper 19A

September 11, 2011
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Exodus 14:19-31
Reading 2: 
Psalm 114
Reading 3: 
Romans 14:1-12
Reading 4: 
Matthew 18:21-35
By Paul S. Nancarrow

Exodus 14:19-31

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