• The Lectionary Gospel

    Matthew 22:15-22

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Sometimes these days Christians seem a little, well, thin-skinned.  Some people can all-but fly into a rage and get into a serious spiritual lather when confronted with some obvious piece of anti-religious behavior or when they hear… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Exodus 33:12-23

    Author: Doug Bratt

    Have you ever been so eager for something that you’d put your life on the line for it?  You may not think so.  Yet Moses did.  Sometimes he’s close to God, sure of God, “filled to the… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 99

    Author: Stan Mast

    Psalm 99 is the last of the Enthronement Psalms that proclaim that Yahweh reigns not only over little Israel, but also over the entire world.  It is a particularly exquisite declaration of Yahweh’s reign because of its… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    These words are very old.  Ancient.  Scholars differ on most everything, of course, but it is possible that 1 Thessalonians was the first of Paul’s epistles.  And since we are quite certain that the writing of the… More...

  • En Español

    Efesios 4.1-16

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Cristo es quien va uniendo a cada miembro de la iglesia, según sus funciones, y quien hace que cada uno trabaje en armonía, para que la iglesia vaya creciendo y cobrando más fuerza por causa del amor.  … More...