Tagged with Lectionary

A Few Thoughts on John 11:1-16

Lazarus is deathly ill. Mary and Martha expect Jesus to turn around and hotfoot it back to Bethany. The disciples, on the other hand, seem to be concerned about all the angry folks with rocks waiting back over the horizon. Amazingly, Jesus doesn’t meet either of their expectations. First he waits, upsetting Mary and Martha. … Continue reading

Searching the Lectionary

So…does anyone know why I’ve received so many hits for a lectionary passage the week after it appears in the lectionary? I’ve had several hits from people searching for Luke 14:1, 7-14. The same thing happened the last time I posted a sermon based on a passage from the lectionary, and it always happens a … Continue reading

Hebrews 11 – Perseverance Personified

Hebrews 11:1 is a fascinating verse, but there is hardly a consensus on how it should be translated. For example: NRSV – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. NIV – Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do … Continue reading