A Thanksgiving gift to you. Good grace, joy, and favor to you this year.
These images help tell the story from the burning bush in Exodus 3 to the preaching of the Shema in Deuteronomy 6. A big task for the Narrative Lectionary preacher this week is the fill in the narrative gap to set up the Shema. These images will help.
This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for October 8, 2023. A unique convergence happens with the lectionaries this week around “The Greatest Commandment.” The RCL connects with the giving of the Law in Exodus 20 as it works through the Exodus story. The NL focuses on the second giving of the Law with The Shema in Deuteronmy 6. The RCL also looks at the Vine in Isaiah 5 and continues a mini series with Philippians 3:5-14, as Paul presses toward the goal. The RCL Gospel is Matthew 21:33-46, the second of three parables that challenge the leader’s authority. The NL attaches Jesus’ claim of the Greatest Commandment in Mark 12:28-31 for the Gospel reading.
The Narrative Lectionary is working through the Ten Commandments this summer. In this post I share the visual resources I’ve created to explore God’s Words of Law and Promise.