Proper 18(23) Year C

Downward Mobility: Refusing God’s Hands: Jeremiah 18 Sermon Notes
Sermon Notes

The Main Text:The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying, “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and...

God at Work: Seeing and Reflecting God the Craftsman and Artist (Jeremiah 18 Sermon Notes)
Sermon Notes

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-6The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Come, go down to the potter’s house,...

The Potter and the Clay
Daily Reflection

Throughout my life as a Christian, I’ve heard people speak of God as the potter and us as the clay. Almost always, the...

The Work of Marriage, Raising Children, and Caring for Parents (Psalm 127, 128, 139)
Bible Commentary

The work of marriage, childbearing and caring for parents comes to the fore again in Psalms 127, 128 and 139. (The work...

Moses’ Final Appeal for Obedience to God (Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20)
Bible Commentary

Moses concludes with a third speech, a final appeal for obedience to God’s covenant, which will result in human...

Personal Integrity in Work (Psalm 1)
Bible Commentary

The two opening psalms establish themes that run through the entire Psalter. Psalm 1 describes personal integrity,...

Best of Daily Reflections: Avoiding the Influence of Mockers
Daily Reflection

We live in a society of mockers. People who mock consider themselves better than others. They do not enter into serious...

Paul’s Way Into a Delicate Discussion (Philemon 1-8)
Article

Paul’s greeting to Philemon sets the stage for the delicate social negotiation he is about to undertake.

Paul’s Delicate Request (Philemon 9-25)
Article

Paul’s way into his request will sacrifice his position of leadership as an example of what he is about to ask.

The Cost of Discipleship
Daily Reflection

Luke 14 consistently emphasizes the cost of discipleship.