• The Lectionary Gospel

    Luke 3:7-18

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Well what did you expect John would say?  His preaching was getting through to the people.  Bigly.  His “in your face” approach to getting a message of repentance across was succeeding and before you knew it, John’s… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Zephaniah 3:14-20

    Author: Stan Mast

    As I read Zephaniah, the memory of a bumper sticker came back to me.  It said, “Jesus is coming soon, and is he ever ticked!”  (It actually used a more vulgar term that gave the sticker more… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Isaiah 12:2-6

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    Note: During Advent the Lectionary occasionally appoints other readings in place of a Psalm. More than we realize, the Bible is a trove of images, similes, metaphors, and visual depictions.  Throughout Scripture God describes himself through a… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Philippians 4:4-7

    Author: Doug Bratt

    The Bible is full of commands to “Rejoice.”  Yet they’re not always calls to God’s people to just “be happy.”  After all, the Scriptures’ calls to rejoice sometimes seem to come in the context of the least… More...

  • En Español

    Juan 1.1-14

    Author: Leopoldo Cervantes-Ortiz

    Aquel que es la Palabra habitó entre nosotros y fue como uno de nosotros. Vimos el poder que le pertenece como Hijo único de Dios, pues nos ha mostrado todo el amor y toda la verdad. Juan… More...