Posted each Thursday, Lectionary Ruminations focuses on the Scripture Readings, taken from the New Revised Standard Version, for the following Sunday per the Revised Common Lectionary. Comments and questions are intended to encourage reflection for readers preparing to teach, preach, or hear the Word. Reader comments are invited and encouraged. All lectionary links are to the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) of the Bible via the PC(USA) Devotions and Readings website, but if you prefer another translation, feel free to use that instead. (Other references may be linked to the NRSV via the oremus Bible Browser.)Lectionary Ruminations is also cross-posted on my personal blog, Summit to Shore.
3:7 What do you think was
the size of the crowds?How often do
evangelists insult those they are preaching to?What wrath is coming?
3:8 What fruits are worthy
of repentance? What stones?
3:9 Does this verse
contribute to the imagery of Dante’s inferno?
3:11 This is not good news
for the 1% Let’s tweet this verse to Republican members of the House of Representatives!
3:12 Why “even”? Other than John and Jesus, is anyone else in
the New Testament ever referred to as a teacher? I think it is significant the John is
addressed the same way Jesus would be later addressed.
3:10-14 What do you make of
the fact that tax collectors and soldiers are the only two groups or people
3:15 What if John had been
3:16 How does water compare
with fire and the Holy Spirit? Might “untying
the thong of a sandal” have been an idiomatic expression or colloquialism?
3:17 Oh no, more fire!
3:18 I wonder what the
other exhortations were? Did the above
really sound like good news to you?
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continue posting through the Scripture Readings for February 10, 2013,
Transfiguration of the Lord. I may
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