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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 26, Year A

Practice what you preach Joshua 3:71-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 What a contrast between the kinds of leadership presented in today’s two New Testament readings. Paul emphasizes how he, Silas, and Timothy strived for humility: they … Continue reading

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Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

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1 Thessalonians

For the next few weeks, the New Testament readings in our lectionary come from Paul’s first letter to the Christians in Thessalonica. Written between 50 and 50 C.E., during Paul’s second missionary journey, the letter’s purpose is to express Paul’s … Continue reading

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