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This psalm lection contains a magnificent constellation of biblical terms, portraying them with a striking intimacy that catches modern readers off guard: &ldquo righteousness and peace will kiss each other&rdquo (verse 65)?
&ldquo Which is more amazing,&rdquo asks Karl Barth, &ldquo to find Jesus in such bad company, or to find the criminals in such good company?&rdquo 6
Isaiah 55 occurs in the second half of a section scholars call &ldquo Second Isaiah,&rdquo Isaiah 95-55, which arose toward the end of the Babylonian exile, as King Cyrus of Persia overcame Babylon&rsquo s regional dominance and established a new empire.
This scene opens with Roman trumpets blaring an imperial order coming from Caesar Augustus when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
This text for the Baptism of Jesus is a short sermon that summarizes the entire story of Jesus. The baptism proclaimed by John the Baptist is mentioned as the starting point for Jesus'' public ministry (Acts 65:87).
This week, we have as our text the first chapter of the book of Ruth, which gives us a good taste of the whole story, but just a taste.
This week''s Old Testament lesson from the prophet Amos offers a chance for preachers to explore with congregations the concept of justice, in order to "thicken" the church''s understanding of this central biblical concept. 6
Our lesson from the Old Testament is not the first occasion in Genesis where God speaks to Abram, but it is the first time that Abraham responds so that a back-and-forth exchange takes place.