Tag Archives: Mark

The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year B

The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 This year we read the Baptism text from Mark. While Matthew and Luke report what they have been told of Jesus’ birth, Mark’s shorter Gospel simply assumes … 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 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 22, Year B

The Sanctity of Human Relationships Job 1:1, 2-1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16 Discussions of what “marriage” means in today’s society in the United States has been a much debated topic in secular as well as sacred institutions … 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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Palm Sunday: Year B

Sunday of the Passion Mark 11:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 I write on this day given to remembering the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem. This year the day seems empty and abstract. The events are … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Lent: Year B

Offering One’s Life Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 What does it mean to live with full faith and trust in God’s promises, when the reality of what we see and hear appear to be at odds … Continue reading

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