In the Lectionary

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary readings by pastors, preachers, and biblical scholars

October 1, Ordinary 26A (Philippians 2:1-13)

Paul’s words about humility should be handled with care.

September 24, Ordinary 25A (Matthew 20:1–16)

Jesus doesn’t seem interested in our warped ways of keeping the ledger of life.

September 17, Ordinary 24A (Exodus 15:1b–11, 20–21)

Miriam’s song of victory prepares hearts to trust God in an uncertain future.

September 10, Ordinary 23A (Matthew 18:15–20)

The only place in the Gospels where Jesus says anything about the church is Matthew 18—and not insignificantly, he brings it up in terms of conflict management.

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