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The Daily Lectionary – February 7, 2016

Malachi 4:1-6; 2 Corinthians 3:7-18; Luke 9:18-27 Today’s Gospel finds Jesus retreating with the twelve apostles, who’ve just completed a preaching and healing mission deployment. Jesus has debriefed the Twelve about what they’d seen, heard, and been doing in his name. He’s preparing them for what’s ahead when he puts them on the spot with
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The Daily Lectionary – February 6, 2016

Genesis 24:28-38, 49-51; Hebrews 12:12-29; John 7:14-36 Moses speaks to us of God as a “devouring fire, a jealous God” (Deut 4:24). The author of Hebrews, similarly, is in awe of the kingdom we people of faith are to receive, a kingdom that can never be shaken, one that will remain forever. This is the
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The Daily Lectionary – February 5, 2016

Genesis 24:1-27; Hebrews 12:3-11; John 7:1-13 The story in Genesis sounds primitive and silly to 21st century Western culture because it involves trusting God with life. I assume most of you men might have proposed to your wives in a romantic way, holding a rose in your mouth, kneeling, and opening the engagement ring box
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The Daily Lectionary – February 4, 2016

Genesis 23:1-20; Hebrews 11:32-12:2; John 6:60-71 Our father Abraham was dumb like a fox. He was living as a sojourner in a strange land. When our mother Sarah died, he lacked a place to bury her. Although he was offered a free burial in Canaan, he insisted on paying for the land, which meant that
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The Daily Lectionary – February 3, 2016

Genesis 22:1-18; Hebrews 11:23-31; John 6:52-59 The story of the near-sacrifice of Isaac has always been a text that has confounded the faithful. We wonder why God would ask Abraham to prepare his son, this promised child of Sarah that they waited so long for, to be sacrificed as a burnt offering? It seems nothing
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The Daily Lectionary – February 2, 2016

Genesis 21:1-21; Hebrews 11:13-22; John 6:41-51 “All I have needed, thy hand hath provided…” goes the hymn that was so popular with the congregation where I grew up. It’s a nice little hymn and speaks in a personal way about the reality that our Scripture readings for today attest to: that God provides everything for his
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The Daily Lectionary – February 1, 2016

Genesis 19:1-17 (18-23) 24-29; Hebrews 11:1-12; John 6:27-40 Today’s passage picks up the day after Jesus filled the bellies of 5,000 with five barley loaves and two fish. But their stomachs were empty again, so they ask, What miracle do you have for us today? Moses gave our fathers bread from heaven every day for 40
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The Daily Lectionary – January 31, 2016

Genesis 18:16-33; Galatians 5:13-25; Mark 8:22-30 Jesus looked at his closest friends and asked the question: “Who do people say that I am?” They gave multiple answers but then Jesus nailed them by asking, “Who do you say that I am?” At this point Peter makes his great confession: “You are the Christ.” He clearly
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