1 Samuel 15:34 - 16:13; Psalm 20; (Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15;) 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 4:26-34
Matthew 13: 31–33; 44–52
I remind myself to approach the parables with a receptive spirit. I don't want to interpret these lovely, tiny gems; I want to wonder about them.
1 Samuel 16:1–13
Can someone be called and not know it, at least until God does something to reveal God’s intentions? Apparently David is an example of this.
I returned to seminary a few years back to hear a professor teach John’s gospel as a remake of the Genesis narrative. The parallel between Genesis 1 and John 1 is obvious, but if you press forward, the connections run throughout.
It happened again this morning. I was reading a devotional book that more or less adheres to the lectionary texts for the week, and I looked at the reading for the day: Psalm 92:1-4; 12-15.
Parables aren’t too helpful, are they? Here’s what would be helpful: six steps to better discipleship. Or the three secrets of the kingdom of God, spelled out in an acrostic.
If only Jesus’ teachings were as simplistic as they are often portrayed.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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