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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 18, Year B

Showing Compassion Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37 One of the statements we affirm in the Baptismal Covenant, with God’s help, is “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 15, Year B

The Logos 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Jesus draws a contrast between the “bread that came down from heaven” and the bread, or manna, of the Exodus. Those who ate that bread died. God had … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 14, Year B

For the Life of the World  2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51 Today’s Gospel continues from the previous two weeks. The people had eaten a dinner that Jesus miraculously provided; perhaps now they will … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year B

 Food for mind and body 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Jesus’ compassion for the people leads him to respond with food for mind and body. Today’s Gospel reading of the feeding of the five thousand expresses … 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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