Sermon Commentary Library

Our weekly sermon commentaries are Lectionary-based, which across its three-year cycle, encompass a vast array of biblical texts. Filter the Sermon Commentary Library to search Scripture texts by book and chapter to find commentary, illustrations, and reflections to spark ideas.

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Exodus 12:1-14 Sermon Commentary

Proper 18A

Since the three main characters in Exodus (Pharaoh, Moses, and Yahweh) were identified in Exodus 1-3, the narrative has been focused on the struggle with Pharaoh.  In an effort to make Pharaoh “let my people go,” God through Moses has been displaying his mighty power with nine plagues.  Pharaoh has been stubborn, hardhearted, to the…

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Exodus 12:1-14 Sermon Commentary

Proper 18A

Comments and Observations If you assign the average high school student to read the unabridged version of Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick and then ask the student about it, the odds are good that the first thing he or she will talk about will not be the story. At its core Moby Dick tells an…

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