This week the Revised Common Lectionary takes us to Matthew 4:12-23 when Jesus begins his public ministry based in Capernaum. The Narrative Lectionary went there last week and this week takes us to Matthew 5:1-20 to begin a short series in the Sermon on the Mount.

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Revised Common Lectionary | Matthew 4:12-23

This week the Revised Common Lectionary takes us to Matthew 4:12-23. Jesus hears that John has been imprisoned. This prompts him to move to the fishing village of Capernaum and start preaching the same message that John preached, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This, once again, fulfills the words of the Hebrew prophet, Isaiah, and exalts the land of Galilee where Jesus will spend the next three years preaching and healing the people. Then Jesus calls his first disciples, begins healing people, and his fame spreads and draws a huge crowd.

Last week I created a video that walks through Matthew 4. Jump to 08:50 – to begin with our text for this week.

These images come from page 4 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

Preview PowerPoint

Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.

Narrative Lectionary | Matthew 5:1-20

This week the Narrative Lectionary takes us to the first section of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-20. It is commonly known as the Beatitudes.

The NL is going to hang out in the Sermon on the Mount for the next three weeks. I will be producing a video on the Sermon this week, so stay tuned for that. Join me in the Live Text Study on Monday afternoon to dig into the text (see below). For now, check out this PowerPoint and image pack that visually walks through the sermon.

This image comes from page 5 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

Preview PowerPoint

Feel free to use any or all of these slides and images in your own preaching and teaching.

Join me every Monday at 4:00pm Central Time for a live Bible study on Zoom.

These sessions include:

  • a presentation of the visual resources for the lectionary texts for the week,
  • live discussion around the texts,
  • previews and behind-the-scenes peeks at what is happening at A Cartoonist’s Guide to the Bible

The video of the session remains available on the network to view at any time, in case you can’t make it for the live session.

This is a part of the Cartoonist’s Bible Network. I’d love to have you join us.

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