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.

Those who have waited for salvation welcome joyfully the coming king.

 Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33.  

The Passion of the Lord sealed a New Covenant, to be realized through the suffering of the faithful one.   

Jeremiah 31:31-34.  

Healing may have mysterious depths, but redeemed ones give thanks for a way to new life.

Preparation for the Lord’s passion includes hearing God’s Commandments—also, revisiting God’s Temple.

The preparation for the Lord’s passion continues for those of Abraham’s covenant.

The preparation for the Lord’s passion begins with Noah—and baptism through the flood.

In a world darkened by sin, prayers of confession and penance are the acceptable sacrifices to God.

At times of transition in leadership or mission, God grants forecasts of coming glory.

The vast distance between God in heaven and those who wait for healing is bridged by the labor of the servant of the Lord.

God provides prophetic leadership to overthrow the powers of evil and bring healing.

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