American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago

Lectionary Studies for 2010
By Dr. Jay Wilcoxen

Biblical scholar Jay Wilcoxen publishes "Biblical Words" at the Community Renewal Society website. They are also printed for the American Baptist Churches of Metro Chicago's EWIND and on the Region's website, with the permission of Dr. Wilcoxen.

These Lectionary Studies are presented in chronological order with the most recent at the top.
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4th Sunday of Advent
Births as signs of saving events and the giving of names reveal God's Secret Work.
3rd Sunday of Advent
Advent anticipates a time of healing and of joy for those previously excluded from God's safe highway.
1st Sunday of Advent
The liturgical year begins with visions that place the world under God’s judgment, visions that shape attitudes by which the faithful...
Reign of Christ Sunday
At the end of the liturgical year, the faithful hear the promise of the Reign of Christ.
25th Sunday after Pentecost
People of faith hear about paradise or salvation on earth, but also about work and watchfulness before the great time.
24th Sunday after Pentecost
A new temple and a new life call the faithful to work.
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
The righteous ones who wait for God’s justice will be justified by their faith.
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
The spirit of the Lord crosses boundaries of age, class, and gender, humbling the proud and pronouncing the humble righteous.
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Responsible people need hearts that are transformed by God’s instruction and persistence to demand the reign of righteousness.
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Exile (Diaspora) carries God’s blessing to the nations, and the suffering of the elect advances the message of new life.
19th Sunday after Pentecost
God’s servants agonize over the pain of God’s judgment, but also learn to be humble in the Lord’s work.
18th Sunday after Pentecost
And what of the future – land is purchased in a devastated region, wealth is on the wrong side of a terrible abyss.
17th Sunday after Pentecost
There is both human and divine pain – because of disasters humans bring upon themselves through the misguided shrewdness of this age.
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Those skilled in doing evil bring chaos, while apostles and disciples experience the joy of sinners “found” for a new life.
15th Sunday after Pentecost
God keeps bringing up choices – for nations engaged in evil, slave owners living the faith, and disciples on the journey of their lives.
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Ancestors are sued for abandoning their God, while others journey on to share the blessed banquet of God.
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Prophets experience divine constraint, pilgrims pass through shaking times, and Jesus places compassion above divine law.
12th Sunday after Pentecost
God judges his own choice vineyard, and pilgrims find hard going on their way to a better time.
11th Sunday after Pentecost
What does God really want? Justice, mercy, and pilgrims who live by faith.
10th Sunday after Pentecost
God’s love may temper even God’s justice, but the new life excludes the idolatry of greed.


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