Each Monday we publish Sunday's Coming, an email-only post on the upcoming readings, written by our current Living by the Word columnist.
Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; (Jeremiah 28:5-9; Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18;) Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42
Jephthah’s story and ours
We pastors are not likely to encounter Jephthah. But we might encounter someone like the young man who sought me out after a stint in jail.
A closer look at Hagar
Hagar’s story has often been read as if it explains some inevitable animosity among the Abrahamic faiths. We should try reading it differently.
Some thoughts on preaching the binding of Isaac.
Could Abraham know that God is testing him? Or has he simply learned to trust God's instructions? I wonder if obedience is related to relationship, if God desires not mindless obedience so much as trust.
Spiritual direction on stormy waters
These Gospel stories can seem so familiar. But sit with the disciples in the little wooden boat, and Jesus' power will render you speechless.
Revised Common Lectionary © 1992 the Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.
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