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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 30 is John 10:1-15. This is the text (NRSV): “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

There are two texts in the Uniform Series selection for Sunday, April 23: Romans 5:6-11 and Romans 8:31-39. These are my notes on those texts: Background: Romans is one of Paul’s later letters, usually given a date in the late … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 16 is actually two texts, John 20:1-10 and 1 Peter 1:3-5 & 8-9. Here are my notes on these texts: John 20:1-10 / First impressions: I can’t help taking a “real events” perspective … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 9, is John 3:1-16. This is another very familiar text for lots of people, and I don’t have a whole lot to add by way of exegetical notes. First reading – I wonder … Continue reading

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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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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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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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