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Jeremiah 31:7-14

2nd Sunday after Christmast C

You can’t accuse the Old Testament prophets of not being specific enough when it came to describing the blessings of God’s salvation! Sometimes believers today content themselves with generic or generalized descriptions of felicity in “heaven,” sometimes not advancing in their views of the New Creation much beyond the wispy, cloudy, ethereal realm that New…

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Jeremiah 31:31-34

Lent 5B

This remarkably sunny text may seem a peculiar choice for the dark journey of Lent, unless we see it in the light of theme of covenant on which the RCL has been focusing during this Lenten season. We began with God’s covenant with Noah and all of nature, the covenant on which all life on…

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Jeremiah 31:7-14

Christmas 2B

It takes so long for Christmas to get here.  We wait and wait through the long season of Advent for the coming of the Lord.  Then in one day we celebrated his coming, and we’re done.  No wonder many non-liturgical Christians simply ignore Advent and spend a month celebrating Christmas.  Such a miraculous event deserves…

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Jeremiah 31:7-14

Christmas 2A

So, Christmas is finally over, I mean really over.  The visitors have all gone home, the tree has been put back in the box, the decorations are down in the basement, and the gifts, well, the gifts have been celebrated, enjoyed, used, broken, returned, or forgotten. But the Lectionary says, “Not so fast. Let’s keep…

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Jeremiah 31:27-34

Proper 24C

We’ve come a long way in our 9 week journey through Jeremiah (and Lamentations), from the past of his call to the distant future of the New Covenant.  Last week, we heard God tell Israel how to live in Exile during the 70 years they would be in Babylon.  Now we are taken to the…

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Jeremiah 31:31-34

Lent 5B

When I was in Sunday School, we sang, “Into my heart,/ come into my heart, Lord Jesus./  Come in today,/ come in to stay,/ come into my heart, Lord Jesus.”  As we sang, we imagined Jesus standing and knocking as long it takes for us to faithfully open the door to and invite him into…

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Jeremiah 31:27-34

Proper 24C

Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider I am not sure why the Revised Common Lectionary’s series of passages from Jeremiah skips around the way it does (one week Jeremiah 32 but then next time around it’s back to chapter 29 and now we leap to chapter 31) but I think I can understand why the…

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Jeremiah 31:7-14

2nd Sunday after Christmas C

You can’t accuse the Old Testament prophets of not being specific enough when it came to describing the blessings of God’s salvation! Sometimes believers today content themselves with generic or generalized descriptions of felicity in “heaven,” sometimes not advancing in their views of the New Creation much beyond the wispy, cloudy, ethereal realm that New…

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Jeremiah 31:31-34

Lent 5B

Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider Everybody likes what follows the words “The days are coming” in verse 31 of this passage.  A bit more dodgy and difficult to understand, however, is what follows that identical phrase in verse 27.  Because there the last thing mentioned is that if ever it had been true that…

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Jeremiah 31:7-14

Christmas 2A

Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider You can’t accuse the Old Testament prophets of not being specific enough when it came to describing the blessings of God’s salvation!  Sometimes believers today content themselves with generic or generalized descriptions of felicity in “heaven,” sometimes not advancing in their views of the New Creation much beyond the…

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