This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for February 5, 2023.

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Revised Common Lectionary | Matthew 5:21-37 and 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

This week the Revised Common Lectionary continues the journey through the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:21-37. See the video below for commentary. This is week three of a mini-series through 1 Corinthians. Paul warns the church against creating factions amongst themselves.

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Here are quick links to all the texts for this week:

February 12

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37

God does not care about an external, rigid adherence to a set of fixed rules in fear of punishment. Just the opposite. The words of promise given to Moses invite us to cultivate the heart of God that genuinely loves our neighbors from the overflow of God’s love for us. 

Matthew 5:21-48 gives a list of examples of how it is the heart that matters, not external behavior. God wants us to become mature, not robotic rule-followers.

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

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

Narrative Lectionary | Matthew 13:24-43

We jump a few chapters in Matthew this week. We move from the Ethics Discourse in chapter five to the Parables Discourse in Chapter 13. Check out the parts we skipped on page 6, page 7, and page 8 of A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

This image comes from page 9 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

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