Tag Archives: Parables

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 12, Year A

The hidden power of the kingdom of God Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Today’s gospel reading is a challenging series of parables about the “kingdom of heaven.” While the subject of the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 11, Year A

Wheat or Weeds? Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23 or Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds (King James … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 10, Year A

Sow within us, God Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The Third Discourse of Matthew 13 consists of a number of parables on why some hear and accept the Gospel, while others reject it. This was an … Continue reading

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The Fourth Sunday of Easter: Year A

Living in Community Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Today is sometimes called “Good Shepherd Sunday.” Jesus, teaching through a parable, describes himself as a shepherd who cares for his sheep, whose sheep follow … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 25

One’s prayer and faith in proclaiming the Gospel is remembered by God. Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Parables have a way of pointing to a deeper truth with very few words. Today’s parable speaks to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Year C, Proper 21

God judges those who neglect the poor and suffering Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 The parables of Jesus help us to see things more clearly, with the “eyes of faith.” Jesus wants us to … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 13, Year C

Richness of God Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:12-21 God satisfies our hunger and thirst for all good things. Using the imagery of a parent caring for a child, Hosea describes God’s love for Israel. God taught … Continue reading

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