Tag Archives: Discipleship

The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 18

Counting the Cost of Discipleship Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 39:1-5, 12-17 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 The cross has long been the definitive symbol of Christianity and its founder. As early as the 50s of the first century, Paul used “the cross” … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year C

To “Do” and To “Act” Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 In today’s Gospel reading, an occasion of hospitality sets the context for teaching on the balance between doing and reflecting. After Jesus’ exchange with the lawyer last … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 8, Year C

Altar Call 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62 Jesus apostles did not volunteer for the task – they were chosen when he called to them and said, “Follow me.” Elisha was given the task … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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Lent 2: Year C

Relationships Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Lent is a time to prepare for the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Today’s readings specifically address commitments to our faith. In the service of Holy Baptism (BCP 303), … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 25, Year B

Open Your Eyes Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52 The healing of Bartimaeus concludes Mark’s account of Jesus’ public ministry outside of Jerusalem. Jesus’ days are numbered. Jesus passes through Jericho, a city approximately 15 miles … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 24, Year B

Suffering and Servanthood Job 38:1-7, (34-41) Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 37b Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Why do the righteous suffer? This is the third week we have had our Old Testament reading from the book of Job. It began with a conversation between … Continue reading

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