• The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 16:13-20

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Matthew 16:13a is not important, right? We can just skip to verse 13b, yes? We can just start with the question “Who do people say that I am?”  That’s the core if it all here, right? Wrong!… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Exodus 1:8-2:10

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    A coffin in Egypt. The last four words of Genesis are “a coffin in Egypt,” referring to what the family of Joseph did with his body following Joseph’s death at the very end of Genesis 50. It… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 124

    Author: Stan Mast

    “Whose side are you one?”  That’s the challenging question that rings out over playground skirmishes, gangland rumbles, complicated family disputes, and international standoffs.  It’s the question asked by Joshua as Israel was just beginning its conquest of… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Romans 12:1-8

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Sober judgment.  That lies pretty near the core of these quite well-known verses in Romans 12.  We need to be transformed, Paul writes.  Our minds need a refresh.  If we get this renewal by the grace of… 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...