Category: 2014 Lectionary Ramblings

July 13th 2014: Acts 28:17-31

Read Acts 28:17-31 here “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” The Good News of the Gospel is for everyone. The cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, the Scriptures tell us, but nevertheless, the victory of Jesus on the Cross, and in the […]

July 12th 2014: Luke 17:11-19

Read Luke 17:11-19 here Today’s lectionary reading from the Gospel of Luke is the well-known healing of the ten lepers. “Jesus, Master, have pity on us” say the ten lepers in verse 13, as Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem. In this they are acknowledging Jesus’ authority. Were they asking for healing? Attention? Cleansing? […]

July 11th 2014: Luke 17:1-10

Read Luke 17:1-10 here Today’s reading is yet another stark message from Jesus. Woe to us if we cause another to stumble. We’re also called to rebuke those who sin against us, but to forgive if those who sin against us turn from what they have previously done which has caused us or the community […]

July 10th 2014: Luke 16:19-end

You can read Luke 16:19-end here After yesterday’s look at the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, today we find ourselves with the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man. I remember that one of the first sermons I ever preached was on this passage, regarding Heaven and Hell, and it was the first time I […]

July 9th 2014: Luke 16:1-18

You can read Luke 16:1-18 here Today’s reading, The Parable of the Shrewd Manager, is a tough one. It isn’t immediately obvious exactly what Jesus is getting at, at least to me, with this parable. I’ve set myself the task of trying to write a few thoughts each day about the lectionary readings for the […]

July 8th 2014: Luke 15:11-End

You can read the passage for today here Following the theme of the joy of God, and Heaven, of each and every person who returns to relationship with the Father, today’s passage is the well-known story of the Prodigal Son. Given what we read yesterday, it is clear (to me at least) that this is […]

July 7th 2014: Luke 15:1-10

Luke 15:1-10 can be found here Today’s reading begins with “the Pharisees” complaining that “the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around Jesus”. Notice Luke denotes those gathering around Jesus as “tax collectors and sinners”, a narrative device to get us to sympathise with the Pharisees perhaps? It’s easy for us to jump straight […]

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