1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Sermon Commentary
1 Corinthians 13 is among the loveliest and most lyrical chapters in all of the Scriptures. It virtually sings in praise of love. Its truths are also, through the work of the Spirit, timeless. All of that and more, however, makes it easy to forget that Paul grounds this Sunday’s Epistolary Lesson in the first…
Jeremiah 1:4-10 Sermon Commentary
My wife mentions this semi-often as an item of some consternation. The issue is vocation, “calling,” and it crops up in conversation between the two of us whenever someone asks me once again to tell my “call story” to be a minister or in case some other preacher—in the course of a sermon perhaps—tells her…
Psalm 71:1-6 Sermon Commentary
There is a part of the well-known story (and the popular Sunday School story) of “Jacob’s Ladder” that most people don’t know about or just ignore. The outlines of the story are familiar and are also accurate enough to the biblical text in Genesis: Jacob is on the lam, fleeing the fury of his brother…
Luke 4:21-30 Sermon Commentary
I described last week’s ending as a bit of a cliff hanger: Jesus preaches that he has fulfilled the Scriptures of hope and promise, of needs being met, of freedom from oppression and imprisonment. The lectionary helpfully repeats the summary of Jesus’ sermon by opening this week’s selection with the close of last week’s verses….
Commentary posted on January 24, 2022
Epiphany 4C Sermon Commentary
The Epiphany 4C Sermon Starters include commentary and illustration ideas for Luke 4:21-30 from the Lectionary Gospel; Jeremiah 1:4-10 from the Old Testament Lectionary; Psalm 71:1-6 from the Lectionary Psalms; and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 from the Lectionary Epistle.
Related Reformed confession: Lectionary Epistle: Heidelberg Catechism: Q&A 112 (Lord’s Day 43)