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.

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.  

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.


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