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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Psalm 90:12-17 Sermon Commentary

Proper 23B

The middle section of Psalm 90 – omitted by this week’s lection in the RCL – deals with the wrath of God, and that is probably why the Lectionary averts its eyes from that part on every occasion when Psalm 90 pops up in the Lectionary.  Yet it is a key part of what is…

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Psalm 90:1-8 (9-11), 12 Sermon Commentary

Proper 28A

If you bring together this week’s Psalm text with the Gospel text from Matthew 25, you may notice something curious.  In Psalm 90 we are given some sober warnings about not taking God’s wrath lightly.  The psalmist claims God had already afflicted his people for a long while and could do so again if they…

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Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 Sermon Commentary

Proper 25A

Psalm 90 is a classic text for funerals, for ecclesiastical observances of New Year’s Eve, and for any other time we mark the passing of time and lament our tenuous place in it.  So it is a fitting choice for this last Sunday of October just a month away from the end of Ordinary Time….

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