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Reading for Preaching 2016

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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 15:9-17

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Every week the sermon proclaims the Gospel. Yes, there is always a small-t preaching text (Psalm 23, John 15) on which the sermon is based but that text is always also in service of getting at the… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 10:44-48

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    It sure was a lot easier to get baptized back then. Last week we saw Philip spend a relatively brief period of time explaining to some Ethiopian a passage in Isaiah and next thing you know—at the… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 98

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Psalm 98 is a stirring call to joyfully (and boisterously!) celebrate God’s reign over all creation. It’s very similar to Psalm 96. After all, both invite the listening congregation to sing a new song and each ends… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    1 John 5:1-6

    Author: Stan Mast

    This is a hard text to preach in our day, not only because of the complexity of John’s argument, but also because his argument runs counter to the prevailing cultural currents of our age. That’s precisely why… More...