Psalm 15 Sermon Commentary
By my count nearly one-third of the 150 Psalms—44 out of 150—never appear across the three-year Cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. But there are some that come up with frequency, and Psalm 15 is one such poem from the Psalter as it occurs once in each of the Lectionary Years A, B, & C….
Luke 10:38-42 Sermon Commentary
Whether it was sharing a bedroom with one of my siblings for most of my childhood, or having housemates as an adult, I can sure relate to Martha’s frustration with Mary. There always seems to be that one member who doesn’t pull their weight, plays the role of helpless, or gets so easily—and conveniently—focused on…
Colossians 1:15-28 Sermon Commentary
“Sedition” and “seditious” are concepts to which at least some Americans have paid a lot of attention over the past eighteen months. Some are asking themselves and each other whether a mob’s January 6, 2021’s storming of the United States Capital building was an act of sedition. At least some Americans who wonder that also…
Amos 8:1-12 Sermon Commentary
The Old Testament is downright chock-full of God’s overweening concern for that traditional triplet of the widows, the orphans, and the resident aliens within Israel. Each group was vulnerable in the ancient Near East. By tradition, Israel was a male-dominated society. Family and inheritance were key factors in a person’s having a stable place in…
Commentary posted on July 11, 2022
Proper 11C Sermon Commentary
The Proper 11C Sermon Commentaries include reflection and illustration ideas for Luke 10:38-42 from the Lectionary Gospel; Amos 8:1-12 from the Old Testament Lectionary; Psalm 15 from the Lectionary Psalms; and Colossians 1:15-28 from the Lectionary Epistle.
Related Reformed confession: Lectionary Epistle: Heidelberg Catechism: Q&A 30 (Lord’s Day 11)