Evangelectionary for Sunday, April 23

Lectionary: Acts 2:1–14, 22–32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3–9; John 20:19–31 Reflection: Doubting Thomas Poor Thomas … he gets saddled with being the one disciple who had profound doubts about Jesus’ resurrection. Clearly the other ten got it. Right? Maybe not so much. There they were. Ten disciples … maybe more, we really don’t know how […]

Weekly Evangelectionary for November 13, 2016

Texts: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; Malachi 4:1-2a; Luke 21:5-19 Reflection: This week’s texts are about imagination, the ability to call something that is not already there into being, to paint a picture of a preferred future, and to sense an alternative reality and outcomes. Prophets and bards and saviors have this ability to imagine, as exemplified in […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, November 6, 2016

Texts: Haggai 1:15-2:9 and Psalm 145:1-5,17-21, (Psalm 98) or Job 19:23-27 and Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17;  Luke 20:27-38. Message:   This conversation of Jesus with a group of Sadducees who did not believe in the resurrection is enlightening to say the least. First, Jesus skillfully avoids a useless argument over transcendental issues of life […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 30, 2016

Texts: Habakkuk 1:1-4 and Psalm 119:137-144 or Isaiah 1:10-18 and Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11’-12; Luke 19:1-10 Music: “Our Great Savior,” “In This Very Room,” “Jesus Calls Us,” “O For a Closer Walk With God,” “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” Message “Mr. Z: the Man Who Wanted Everything” What happened in this […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lectionary Text: Luke 18:9-14 The Pharisee and the Tax Collector The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a familiar story to many. Here is this self-obsessed Pharisee placing himself in a prominent position in front of the crowd and praying a self-righteous prayer – in effect gloating over that other player in […]

Evangelectionary for Sunday, October 16, 2016

Texts: Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Psalm 119:-97-104 or Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8. Message: “A Song for the Mission” Psalm 121 was a song the Jewish people loved to sing. It cheered their hearts. It brought encouragement to their souls, and affirmation to their faith. It equipped them for their mission. […]