Monday, June 09, 2008

To Prepare for Worship on June 15

This week, I won't be presenting my usual look at the appointed lessons for the upcoming Sunday. Instead, here are links to a few commentaries that will provide that help. God bless!
The Bible Lessons:
Exodus 19:2-8a
Psalm 100
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8

The Prayer of the Day:
God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Ralph W. Klein, Lutheran Biblical scholar, on the Exodus passage here.

A Roman Catholic commentary on the Exodus passage is here.

Comments of Canadian Anglican Chris Haslam commentator on all the lessons, here. [NOTE: Haslam tends to be skeptical regarding traditional authorship of Biblical material. He usually has helpful things to say, however.]

Australian William Loader on the Romans passage, here.

Lutheran pastor Ed Markquart on the Gospel lesson, here.

Pastor Brian Stoffregen's comments on the Gospel lesson, here.

Beverly Gaventa presents an interesting take on the Gospel lesson here.

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