Tag Archives: Discipleship

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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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 23, Year B

Riches distract Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 Stewardship is a life lived for God rather than for social and economic advantage. With election season in full force, one of the major issues is about the economy. … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year B

The Greatest of All Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 The disciples are caught up in a typical squabble about greatness and rank. According to Jesus, humility and service are the characteristic marks of success in the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year B

Doers of the Word Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 or Wisdom 7:36-8:1 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 What is required to live a life that is faithful to God? For the past three weeks (and next week) we have been hearing the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year B

Jesus’ compassion 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Jesus knows that a tough schedule leads to burnout, so he seeks a time and place where the disciples, after their training mission, can relax and rest (6:30-32). … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year B

Death of a Prophet 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 When the disciples began to spread the word of Jesus, the authorities took notice. Herod, terrorized by his guilty conscience, believed that Jesus was John the … Continue reading

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