• The Lectionary Gospel

    John 9:1-41

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Now I See – A Sample Sermon It was probably the big goofy grin on his face that kept some folks from recognizing him.  Oh, they’d seen him for years.   But rarely had they seen him at… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    1 Samuel 16:1-13

    Author: Doug Bratt

    God is in the habit of graciously turning grief into joy.  Sometimes, however, the Lord does so in startling ways.  So those who grieve learn to stay on the lookout for God’s gracious comfort. The Old Testament… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 23

    Author: Stan Mast

    On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we are given a tough assignment by the RCL: preach on Psalm 23, the best known, best loved text in the entire Bible.  Rolf Jacobsen summarizes the difficulty of such an… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Ephesians 5:8-14

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    In one of the verses of this Lectionary selection Paul says that “it is shameless even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.”  Apparently the Lectionary agrees because it has carved out these verses from within… More...

  • En Español

    Marcos 8.31-38

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Después, Jesús llamó a sus discípulos y a la gente, y les dijo: “Si ustedes quieren ser mis discípulos, tienen que olvidarse de hacer su propia voluntad. Tienen que estar dispuestos a morir en una cruz y… More...