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The Daily Lectionary – September 13, 2016

Today’s readings: Job 29:1–20; Acts 14:1–18; John 10:31–42 “…the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Who could grasp this? The unblinking disciples just looked at him. Like a raindrop on a leaf, his words rolled from stem to tip and fell off. Who could take this in? The souls of some
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The Daily Lectionary – September 12, 2016

Job 32:1–10, 32:19–33:1, 19–28; Acts 13:44–52; John 10:19–30 Often enough, there are more than a few grumblers that come into earshot, and in some seasons, it can seem like they are never out of range. Job had his three grumblers; Paul and Barnabas had theirs; even Jesus had his bellyachers. What should one do when
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The Daily Lectionary – September 11, 2016

Job 25:1–6, 27:1–6; Revelation 14:1–7, 13; Matthew 5:13–20 As I annually go back to share the gospel in Congo DRC, I often find myself in some areas of that nation, where there simply is no electricity. The people in these areas use salt to preserve many of their food items and, like people around the world,
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The Daily Lectionary – September 10, 2016

Job 22:1-4, 21-23:7; Acts 13:26-43; John 10:1-18 Job wants to argue that, because he is blameless, he deserves none of the ills that have befallen him, as his counselors have suggested. The speech of Eliphaz at least convinces us that we should take our sins seriously. But who is truly blameless?  Jesus was sinless and did not deserve
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The Daily Lectionary – September 9, 2016

Job 19:1–7, 14–27; Acts 13:13–25; John 9:18–41 The grandmother took her grandson to the beach one day. She dozed off and as she slept, a large wave dragged the child out to sea. The grandmother awoke and fell to the ground on her knees and prayed, “God, if you save my grandchild, I promise I’ll make
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The Daily Lectionary – September 8, 2016

Job 16:16–22; 17:1, 13–16; Acts 13:1–12; John 9:1–17 Like Job’s counselors, the disciples sought a personal reason for the man’s blindness. Surely he had done something evil—or his parents had. This explanation leaves Job’s so-called friends, Jesus’ disciples, and us as much in the dark as the blind man. It reasons that if only Job
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The Daily Lectionary – September 7, 2016

Original image  •  Click the Scripture graphic above to enlarge and save for bulletin cover art. Job 12:1, 14:1–22; Acts 12:18–25; John 8:47–59 Jesus, in dialogue with the Jews over their relationship versus his relationship with God the Father says: “Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them
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The Daily Lectionary – September 6, 2016

Original image  •  Click the Scripture graphic above to enlarge and save for bulletin cover art. Job 12:1, 13:3–17, 21–27; Acts 12:1–17; John 8.33–47 “Just do what I say, never mind what I do!” my dad would insist when the subject of smoking came up. Then he would tell me how bad it was for kids to
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