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Articles by David Lewis

David Lewis is an assistant professor of exegetical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.

Proper 13 • Luke 12:13–21 • July 31, 2016
July 19, 2016 – 9:30 am | No Comment

David I. Lewis
Literary Context
In the verses proceeding today’s text Jesus confronts the religious authorities about their hypocrisy (11:37–54) and then warns his disciples to be faithful in the midst of persecution (12:1–12), persecution that …

Epiphany 2 • John 2:1–11 • January 17, 2016
January 5, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Introduction 
Today’s gospel lesson records the beginning of the miraculous signs (αρχη των σημειων) which Jesus did as recorded in the Gospel of John: Jesus changes gallons of water into excellent wine (καλος …

Transfiguration • 2 Corinthians 3:12–13 (14–18); 4:1–6 • February 15, 2015
February 3, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Literary Context
The text is part of the section of 2 Corinthians where Paul is defending the integrity of his apostolic ministry and his past actions in dealing with the believers in Corinth (1:12–7:16). In the …

Proper 23 • Isaiah 25:6–9 • October 12, 2014
September 30, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Today’s OT text is found in the section of Isaiah known as “the Isaiah Apocalypse” (Is 24–27). This “apocalypse” follows upon the oracles against the nations (Is 13–23) and offers a vision of Yahweh’s plans …

Proper 27 • 2 Thessalonians 2:1–8, 13–17 • November 10, 2013
October 31, 2013 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Overview
In 2 Thessalonians 2 the Apostle Paul discusses matters of eschatology as he exhorts the church in Thessalonica not to be disturbed by false teachings that said that the day of the Lord had …

Proper 14 • 1 Kings 19:1–8 • August 12, 2012
July 31, 2012 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Introduction
The Old Testament lesson for Proper 14 contains the introduction to the narrative of Elijah’s flight to Mt. Horeb and his confrontation with Yahweh there (1 Kgs 1:1–18). As only the first …

Proper 20 • Matthew 20:1–16 • September 18, 2011
July 31, 2011 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Introduction: Today’s Gospel reading contains a parable that is unique to Matthew’s Gospel, the so-called parable of the workers in the vineyard. A title that better reflects the pragmatics of this parable might …

Jews and the Death of Jesus: Reading Matthew 27:25 by David Lewis
March 9, 2011 – 11:00 am | 6 Comments
Jews and the Death of Jesus: Reading Matthew 27:25 by David Lewis

“His Blood Be on Us and our Children!”: Joseph Ratzinger on Matthew 27:25

Proper 9 • Isaiah 66:10–14 • July 4, 2010
May 7, 2010 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Introduction
Several challenges face the preacher of this text: one challenge is how best to understand this text in its literary and historical context where it speaks to the restoration of Israel from …

Proper 13 · John 6:22-35 · August 2, 2009
August 2, 2009 – 9:19 pm | No Comment

By David I. Lewis
Literary Context
Today’s Gospel is the first of a series of three lessons taken from the so called “Bread of Life Discourse” of John 6:22-71. Here Jesus engages in an extended dialogue …