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Psalm 98

Easter 6B

Reading Psalm 98 is like uncorking a well shook-up bottle of champagne.  The cork rockets upward and the bubbly inside the bottle fountains forth in exuberance.  We’ve all seen those locker rooms after a team wins the World Series or the Super Bowl when players spray each other with such bottles—some years ago someone finally…

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Psalm 98

Proper 28C

Reading Psalm 98 is like uncorking a well shook-up bottle of champagne.  The cork rockets upward and the bubbly inside the bottle fountains forth in exuberance.  We’ve all seen those locker rooms after a team wins the World Series or the Super Bowl when players spray each other with such bottles—some years ago someone finally…

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Psalm 98

Easter 6B

The church has long loved Psalm 98.  It is the Psalm for Christmas Day in all three years of the lectionary cycle; indeed, it is the Old Testament text for Isaac Watts’ beloved carol, “Joy to the World.”  It is also the perfect Psalm for the end of the Easter Season, as it looks back…

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Psalm 98

Proper 28C

On the church’s liturgical calendar, next Sunday is the last Sunday of the church year, on which we finally get to celebrate Christ the King.  So, fittingly, the lectionary has us preaching on Psalm 98 this second to the last Sunday of the church year.  We can think of it as a prelude to that…

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Psalm 98

Easter 6B

Comments, Observations, and Questions to Consider Psalm 98 is a stirring call to joyfully (and boisterously!) celebrate God’s reign over all creation.  It’s very similar to Psalm 96.  After all, both invite the listening congregation to sing a new song and each ends with God’s righteous judgment being a reason for jubilant singing.  Each psalm…

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