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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The power to heal Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Here at the beginning of history’s central event – the advent of Jesus Christ – Mark records the healing of a mother-in-law. Mark sandwiches this event … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

Power over evil Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Jesus had the power to drive out evil from the lives of people. It today’s Gospel, we hear how Jesus and his disciples came to Capernaum, with Jesus … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 23

God is faithful. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 Jesus encounters all kinds of people on his journeys. Those who are outsiders, outcasts, and at the lowest end of the social structure receive special attention from … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 16

Jesus brings God’s new covenant to the world Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 Today’s Gospel tells the story of Jesus healing a bent-over, crippled woman on the sabbath. Rather than rejoicing at the blessing received by the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 7, Year C

Overcoming Evil 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 The thread for today’s readings is the difficulty in overcoming evil forces. In the Old Testament lesson, the Prophet Elijah has been threatened with … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 5, Year C

Life Out of Death 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17 Today’s readings from the Hebrew Scriptures and the Gospel are well paired with one another. Elijah is shown as a miracle-working man of God. Following his … 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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