It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Narrative Lectionary January-June 2019

January 20 Tempted in the Wilderness
Matthew 4:1-17 Psalm 91:9-12

January 27 Beatitudes
Matthew 5:1-20 Beatitudes, salt of the earth, let your light shine (Psalm 1:1-3)

February 3 Matthew 6:7-21 [25-34]
Lord’s prayer, treasure in heaven
and/or Matt 6:25-34, Lilies of the field (Psalm 20:7)
February 10 The Golden Rule Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29
Speck in the eye, narrow gate, wise man builds house on rock (Psalm 37:16-18)

February 17 Parables of the Kingdom
Matt 13:24-43 Parable of wheat and weeds (Psalm 84:1-7)

February 24 Feeding 5,000 Matthew 14:13-33 Feeding the 5,000, walking on the sea
(Psalm 95:1-5)

March 3 Transfiguration Matthew 16:24--17:8
Passion prediction, bearing the cross, Transfiguration (Psalm 41:7-10)
March 6
Who Is the Greatest? Ash Wednesday
Matthew 18:1-9 Debate about who is the greatest, become like a child; if your right hand causes sin cut it off (Psalm 146:7c-10 or 51:1-3)

March 10 Forgiveness First Sunday in Lent Matthew 18:15-35
Church discipline, forgiving 70 times 7, parable of unforgiving servant (Psalm 32:1-2)

March 17 Laborers in the Vineyard Second Sunday in Lent Matthew 20:1-16 (Psalm 16:5-8)

March 24 Wedding Banquet Third Sunday in Lent Matthew 22:1-14 (Psalm 45:6-7)

March 31 Bridesmaids (or Talents) Fourth Sunday in Lent Matthew 25:1-13
and/or Matt 25:14-30, (Psalm 43:3-4)

April 7 Last Judgment Fifth Sunday in Lent Matthew 25:31-46 (Psalm 98:7-9)

April 14 Triumphal Entry, cleansing the temple  Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-17 (Psalm 118:25-29)

April 18 Preparing for the Last Supper, mention of betrayal Words of Institution
Maundy Thursday Matthew 26:17-30(Psalm 116:12-15)

April 19 Good Friday
Matthew 27:27-61 Crucifixion; "My God, my God why have you forsaken me?"
(Psalm 22:1-2, [14-18])
April 21 Easter Matthew 28:1-10 Resurrection, empty tomb, women encounter the risen Jesus
(Psalm 118:19-24)
April 28 Second Sunday of Easter Matthew 28:16-20
Great commission, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations (Psalm 40:9-10)

May 5 Third Sunday of Easter Acts 10:1-17, 34-48
Peter’s vision show how God cleanses people of every nation (Matt 9:36-37)

May 12 Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18 Beginning of Paul’s mission. Healing at Lystra, gospel to the Gentile world (Matt 10:40-42)

May 19 Fifth Sunday of Easter Romans 1:1-17 Gospel as power of God for salvation to all, both Jews and Greeks (Matt 9:10-13)
May 26 Sixth Sunday of Easter Romans [3:28-30] 5:1-11 God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit; Christ died for the ungodly (Matt 11:28-30)

June 2 Seventh Sunday of Easter Romans 6:1-14 We were buried with him by baptism into death, so that we might walk in newness of life. Hope of resurrection. (Matt 6:24)
June 9 Pentecost Acts 2:1-4; Romans 8:14-39 The groaning of creation, Spirit helps us in our weakness, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Matt 28:16-20)

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