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.

Things become new, victories celebrated, living set in a heavenly light – God’s work of resurrection.

This is my body ... for the forgiveness of sins.

Hosanna!

As Lent nears its end, the faithful hear rumors of resurrection to a new life in the Spirit.

The God who knows the hearts of mortals sends an Anointed One to bring sight to those who have not seen.

Lent is a time of trial and testing, when God provides water and a discipline for new life.

Abraham responded to God’s promise with complete faith, but not all can accept such a challenge.

Humans disobey parents to find a world of hardships and mortality, but the Servant shows a way beyond temptation.

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

The hidden glory of God’s Servant occasionally shines out for a select few.

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