Monday, January 25, 2010

Luke 4:21-30: The Gospel Lectionary Lesson for January 31, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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21And he began to say to them, “Today, this writing has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22And everyone spoke well of him and marveled at the words of grace that came out of his mouth. And they said, “He’s the son of Joseph, isn’t he?” 23And he said to them, “Certainly, you’ll say to me this parable: ‘Doctor, cure yourself. What we heard that you did in Capernaum, do also here in your native place.’” 24But he said, “Amen I say to you that no prophet is accepted in his native place. 25But in truth I say to you, there were many widows during the days of Elijah in Israel, when the heavens were shut for three years and six months, so there was a great famine in the whole land. 26And to no one was Elijah sent, except to Zarephath in Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and no one was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 28And everyone was filled with anger in the synagogue when they heard these things. 29And after they rose up, they cast him out of the town. And they took him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. 30But after he went through the middle of them, he went away.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Luke 4:14-21: The Gospel Lectionary Lesson for January 24, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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14And Jesus went back in the power of the spirit into Galilee. And a report went out throughout the whole countryside concerning him. 15And he himself taught in their synagogues, and he was praised by all.

16And he went into Nazareth, where he’d been raised, and he went, according to his custom on the day of the Sabbath, into the synagogue, and he stood up to read. 17And it was given to him the book of the prophet Isaiah, and after he’d opened the book, he found the place where it had been written:

18The spirit of the lord is upon me,
because of this he anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor;
he sent me to preach to the captives release
and to the blind, the recovery of sight,
to send as released the crushed
19to preach the acceptable year of the lord.

20And after he’d closed the book and gave it back to the attendant, he sat down. And all the eyes in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21And he started to say to them, “Today this word has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Monday, January 11, 2010

John 2:1-11: The Gospel Lectionary Passage for Sunday, January 17, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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1And on the third day, there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2And also Jesus and his disciples were invited into the wedding. 3And because they ran short of wine, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They don’t have wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “What is that to me or you, woman? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he might say to you, then do.” 6And there were six stone water jars for Jewish purification standing [there]. Each held two or three measures. 7Jesus said to them, “Now fill the water jars with water.” And they filled them to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw water out and carry it to the one responsible for managing the banquet. And they carried some. 9And the one responsible tasted the water which had become wine, and he didn’t know from where it came, but the servant who’d drawn the water knew. The one responsible for the banquet called the bride groom 10and said to him, “Every person first serves the good wine, and when the people have been made drunk, the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this first sign in Cana in Galilee, and made clear his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Luke 3:15, 21-22: The Lectionary Gospel Lesson for January 10, 2010

This is my own translation of the lectionary gospel lesson for Sunday. Please make any comments concerning the passage you want. Together, let's discuss the Word of God:

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15And because the people were waiting and everybody was debating in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered and said, “I in water baptize you, but the one who is more powerful than me, the one whom I’m not worthy to untie his sandal strap, he himself will baptize you in holy spirit and fire, 17the one who has the winnowing shovel in his hand to clean thoroughly his threshing floor and to gather the grain into his storehouse, but the chaff he will burn up in fire unquenchable.”


21And it happened when all the people were baptized and when Jesus was baptized and when he was praying, the heavens were opened 22and the holy spirit came down bodily, in the visible form of a dove, upon him, and a voice out of heaven came, “You are my son, the beloved, in you I am well pleased.”