Author Archives: Sharon Ely Pearson

About Sharon Ely Pearson

Editor and Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year A

The Foundation of Faith Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 It remains a perennial problem. We know we are God’s children through water and the word. We know the gifts of the Spirit are ours through the community. … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year A

Faith brings salvation to all Genesis 45:1-5 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15 (10-20), 21-28 Midway through this green season of Pentecost, we are reminded about what it means to be church. Today we go deeper, as Jesus points … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year A

You of little faith Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45 Romans 10:5015 Matthew 14:22-33 “Jesus’ miracle of walking on the sea is not just to ‘show off’ who he is but to come to the aid of his threatened … Continue reading

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The ‘official date of remembrance’ for the Transfiguration of Jesus is August 6th, but most individuals hear these readings on the Last Sunday after the Epiphany every year in our lectionary. Found in all three gospels (Year A: Matthew 17:1-9; … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year A

Food for mind and body Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 After John the Baptist is murdered, Jesus desires a time of solitude. Still, his compassion for others will not allow him to dismiss those who need … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year A

The hidden power of the kingdom of God Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today’s gospel reading is a challenging series of parables about the “kingdom of heaven.” While the subject of the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year A

Wheat or Weeds? Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds (King James … Continue reading

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