Monthly Archives: March 2017

Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday is Psalm 23. This is such a familiar text, it’s almost pointless to make notes on it. This is the NRSV’s version, which differs slightly from the probably more familiar King James: (1) The … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

I’m guessing at least a few people here have heard those “good news, bad news” jokes. Like the one where the doctor comes into the room and says to the patient, well, I’ve got some good news and some bad … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

Sunday’s Uniform Series text is Joel 2:12-13, 18-19, 28-32; but here for reference is all of Joel 2:12-32: (12) Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; (13) … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Lent

The Uniform Series (Sunday School) Bible text for today is John 15:1-17. It is part of the long (long) discourse Jesus gives his close disciples during and after the last supper, before leaving for the garden (of Gethsemane), before his … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, March 19 is John 15:1-17: (1) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. (2) He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

This is an effort to put together something like a coherent reading of Ephesians 2:1-10, which was the Uniform Series text for today, and the topic of some exegetical notes earlier in the week. Focus statement: Ordinary life, apart from … Continue reading

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