Sunday, September 14, 2008

What Do You See?

My friend Ben preaches through the lectionary. Not a really common thing in Nazarene circles, it seems, which is part of the reason we've had several conversations about it. I've been interested to know what has led him to make that decision, how it has impacted his ministry, and in what ways he has been personally changed by it. I've done a little bit of research on the history and philosophy of the lectionary, too. Two common threads have stuck in my mind from those various resources. First, it guides us through scripture in a Big Story way, developing in our hearts and minds a better understanding of how individual events in the Bible tie together. And second, it guides us through the whole of scripture, giving regular input from throughout the Bible on a regular basis.

So I've been blogging through the liturgical year.

I've been wrestling for a week or so with the passages from September 7. Here are the passages:
Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20

Let's "talk" about these sections. What captures your heart as you read them?

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