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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Luke 9:51-62

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Apparently Jesus did not know that he was supposed to take the long way around Samaria. That was a rule of thumb observed by the Jews in his day to avoid all contact with those Samaritan “lowlifes”… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14

    Author: Doug Bratt

    God doesn’t usually whisk presidents, pastors, church leaders and other workers up to the heavenly realm upon their retirement. Nor do their successors generally actually pick up their articles of clothing. Yet it’s appropriate to reflect on… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 16

    Author: Stan Mast

    On this sixth Sunday of Ordinary time, reading the sixteenth Psalm brings back extraordinary memories for me. In my Bible, I have underlined many individual verses of Psalm 16 over the years and I’ve filled the margins… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Galatians 5:1, 13-25

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Most of Galatians can be summed up through a subtle reversal of a traditional saying: “Don’t just do something, stand there!” Paul has whacked and whacked away at the false teaching that infiltrated Galatia—the teaching that we… More...

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel