Tag Archives: Parables

The Season after Pentecost: Proper 22, Year A

Fruits of the Kingdom Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 This Sunday we have another parable located in a vineyard. The story is an allegory: the landowner is God, the vineyard is Israel, and the tenants … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 21, Year A

True righteousness Exodus 17:1-17 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In these days of early autumn the parables of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel seem to pile on, one after the other. They are not only histories of confrontation between … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year A

God’s gracious compassion and generosity Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 19, Year A

Living in community under God’s dominion over evil and sin. The Collect (BCP 182/233): We ask that God’s Holy Spirit may direct our lives and rule our hearts in all things. Exodus 14:19-31: The Lord saves Israel from the Egyptians … Continue reading

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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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