In this third week of Lent we explore visual resources for both the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for March 12, 2023. The RCL takes us to Exodus 17 with Moses bringing water from the rock, Romans 5 where the Spirit pours out grace, and John 4 where Jesus offers living water to the woman at the Well. The Narrative Lectionary takes us to a confrontation about Jesus’ authority and his parable of the wedding banquet.

Jump to Narrative Lectionary resources.

Revised Common Lectionary

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

March 12

Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 95:1-11

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42

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

Preview PowerPoint

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

Narrative Lectionary

This week the NL takes us to Matthew 22:1-14. Last week we looked at Jesus’ parable of the generous landowner which was given in response to the rich man’s reluctance to follow Jesus by giving up his wealth. We skip over the Triumphal Entry (save that for Palm Sunday) and the cleansing of the Temple. However, we need to tell those stories in order to get the context of the parable of the wedding feast. Jesus’ is greeting by a cheering crowd, then he drives out the money changers from the temple. This understandably gets the attemtion of the religious leaders. They ask him, “By what authority are you doing these things?” Jesus responds with a series of parables that challenge their authority.

These images comes from page 16 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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