Biblical Words

Biblical Words—Lectionary Studies

Jay Wilcoxen spent twenty years teaching Bible at the University of Chicago, before becoming involved in hospital management and finances. In the tradition of the Apostle Matthew, Jay combined accounting and scripture interpreting in his years at Protestants for the Common Good, and in retirement he stills cheers for the causes at Community Renewal Society. Jay's mission is to listen for a Christian Progressive message in the plain and direct sense of the Lectionary readings.

God as the Holy One invades human life, shattering earthly powers but transforming those who respond.

The Spirit of God, that gives life, empowers communities with many voices to witness to God’s work.

Though remembering a heritage of betrayal, Jesus’ followers are God’s messengers to the world.

God’s victory among the nations brings them the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ commandment to love.

The risen Lord, who gave himself in love, enables peoples and persons to be God’s love for each other.

The risen Lord is the Good Shepherd, giving his life for his sheep and known to them by his Name.

The resurrection of Jesus releases new power, opens old scriptures, and cancels old sins.

The witnesses to the resurrection find new life in the community (koinonia) of the forgiven.

The story of Jesus is retold as gospel (good news) by witnesses of his resurrection.

 Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Mark 14:1-15:47.  

God sent a Servant, abused and slain by the world, but faithful to the end.  


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