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Christmas 1 • Galatians 4:4–7 • December 28, 2014
December 16, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Glenn A. Nielsen
The celebration of Christmas begins, in stores and media, months before December 25. Advent has led up to the church’s celebrations of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Now, three days later, the season of Christmas …

Advent 4 • Romans 16:25–27 • December 21, 2014
December 9, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Ben Haupt
On the final Sunday of Advent, just a few days before the glorious celebration of Christmas, these three verses at the end of the Epistle to the Romans are full of homiletical possibility. In just a …

Lectionary@Lunch Live – Isaiah 40:1-11
December 5, 2014 – 2:24 pm | 2 Comments

Prof. Tom Egger presents the first Lectionary at Lunch Live on Isaiah 40:1-11 (Advent 2B).

Advent 3 • 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24 • December 14, 2014
December 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
It would be tempting to regard this text, a series of short imperative clauses, as a random series of “inspired one-liners” that exhort the Thessalonian believers (and us) to general Christian behaviors and attitudes. To …

Lectionary at Lunch LIVE
November 25, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Lectionary at Lunch LIVE

Starting Tuesday, December 2, Lectionary at Lunch will also be available as a free, real-time video chat at www.csl.edu/live.

Advent 2 • 2 Peter 3:8–14 • December 7, 2014
November 25, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment

By Jeff Thormodson
The seven verses just preceding our text describe a cultural milieu that seriously doubts the existence of God or a literal judgment day. This first century attitude fits the current context where “[many] see no …

Advent 1 • 1 Corinthians 1:3–9 • November 30, 2014
November 18, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By David A. Johnson
The church journeys into Advent, anticipating renewal in the vital proclamation of Jesus’s incarnation—embodied grace in the embryo of a woman’s womb. The church becomes that vessel of incarnate grace where we are saturated in …

Proper 20 • Ezekiel 34:11–16; 20–24 • November 23, 2014
November 11, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Timothy Dost
God Protects and Heals His Flock
When faced with the fall of Jerusalem, Ezekiel describes the judgment on those shepherds responsible and the reasons for the fall. In our passage he declares that God will provide …

Proper 28 • Zephaniah 1:7–16 • November 16, 2014
November 4, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Andrew Bartelt
With the end of the church year near and coming quickly, Zephaniah deepens the darkness of the “great and terrible day of Yahweh.” The pericope includes the famous Dies Irae passage of the ancient hymn …

Proper 27 • Amos 5:18–24 • November 9, 2014
October 28, 2014 – 10:00 am | No Comment

By Rick Marrs
The words of the first writing prophet, Amos, come to us only five times in the three-year lectionary, and only once during the Series A year in this pericope. It is paired with important New Testament …