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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 15: (10-20) 21-28

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Years ago F.F. Bruce published a book titled The Hard Sayings of Jesus.   That title prompted a friend of mine to comment, “Hard sayings?  I didn’t know there were any easy ones!” But, of course, it is… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Genesis 45: 1-15

    Author: Doug Bratt

    God always makes the dreams God gives God’s adopted sons and daughters come true.  Sometimes, however, it takes so long for that to happen that it seems that the dream, if not the dreamers, dies. As Genesis… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 133

    Author: Stan Mast

    This tiny, jewel-like Psalm is perfectly suited to our times.  Its wise words about the blessings of unity need to be heard and believed and practiced.  But even the best preacher will struggle with this little nugget,… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 11: 1-2a, 25-32

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    If you have read my posts here on the Center for Excellence in Preaching website somewhat regularly over the years, then you know I am frequently a bit flummoxed at the text choices made by the folks… More...

  • En Español

    Isaías 5.1-7

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Mi viña, mi plantación más querida, son ustedes, pueblo de Israel; son ustedes, pueblo de Judá. Yo, el Dios todopoderoso, esperaba de ustedes obediencia, pero sólo encuentro desobediencia; esperaba justicia, pero sólo encuentro injusticia. Isaías 5.7, Traducción… More...


September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel