Commentary posted on June 6, 2016

Proper 6C Sermon Commentary

The Proper 6C Sermon Starters include commentary and illustration ideas for Luke 7:36 – 8:3 from the Lectionary Gospel; 1 Kings 21: 1-10, (11-14), 15-21a from the Old Testament Lectionary; Psalm 5:1-8 from the Lectionary Psalms; and Galatians 2:15-21 from the Lectionary Epistle.

Related Reformed confession: Lectionary Epistle: Heidelberg Catechism: Q&A 90 (Lord’s Day 33)

 

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Luke 7:36-8:3 Sermon Commentary

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It’s such an interesting story, made the more curious by the Lectionary’s decision to extend the reading into the first 3 verses of Luke 8 where we encounter a brief list of the women who joined Jesus’ entourage of disciples and who even somehow bankrolled the ministry. Of course, that is just the capper to…

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Psalm 5:1-8 Sermon Commentary

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For the second week in a row, I’m going to write on the alternate reading from the Psalter, since I covered Psalm 32 just a few months ago as part of Lent. In a sense, Psalm 5 and Psalm 32 are about the same thing—egregious evil—though Psalm 32 focuses on the evil we commit ourselves,…

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Galatians 2:15-21 Sermon Commentary

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“I have been crucified with Christ so that it is no longer I who live but Christ in me.” What a soaring declaration. It’s one of the most famous lines in the New Testament. In fact, it’s so well known that it’s one of those verses that became context-less somewhere along the line. It’s a…

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1 Kings 21: 1-10, (11-14), 15-21a Sermon Commentary

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In the hymn This Is My Father’s World we profess, “Though the wrong is great and strong, God is the ruler yet.” Yet the “wrong” often seems almost too strong. It often has so many willing allies. All too many powerful people and institutions seem so eager to use their power for “wrong” purposes. Set…

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