Visual Resources for the Lectionaries

This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for October 15, 2023.  The RCL continues with Exodus and takes us to the story of the Godlen Calf.  It also concludes the series on Philippians and looks at the Parable of the King’s Banquet in Matthew 22:1-14. The NL explores the story of Ruth this week with the Gospel reading in Mark 3:33-35.

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Revised Common Lectionary

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

October 15

Exodus 32:1-14 and Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23

Isaiah 25:1-9 and Psalm 23:1-6

Philippians 4:1-9

Matthew 22:1-14

Philippians 4:1-9

Preview PowerPoint

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

The RCL Gospel Reading is Matthew 22:1-14. Jesus tells the parable of the King’s Banquet. This is the third and final parable aimed at attacking the authority of the religious leaders.

This image comes from page 16 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

The parable of the King’s banquet in Matthew 22:1-14 is a very difficult parable to understand. So, here’s what I want to do.

FirstI’m going to give you some context for where it falls in the bigger story of Matthew’s Gospel.

SecondI’m going to make sure we have the pieces of the parable clear.

Third, I’m going to give you two possible ways to interpret the parable and see which one makes the most sense.

Option A

Option B

Finally, I offer some final thoughts and a “so what?”

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Preview PowerPoint

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

Narrative Lectionary

The NL takes us to Ruth this week. It might be helpful to quickly walk through Joshua and Judges to give context. 

The Gospel is Mark 3:33-35. Jesus redefines his family.

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