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 requires a reversal of human goals, so the poor and the meek will inherit the ultimate blessings.

To whom does the Servant come? The light begins in Galilee of the nations.

The Servant of the Lord – on a mission to bring light to the nations.

God’s Servant is empowered by the Spirit for a mission to the nations.

Epiphany is about a brilliant light coming into the world for all the nations.

 Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20)

Births as signs of saving events and the giving of names reveal God's Secret Work.

Advent looks for a time of healing and joy for people previously excluded from God's safe highway.

God’s judgment comes through an heir of David, announced by a prophet preaching repentance.

The liturgical year begins with visions that place the world under God’s judgment.

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