The Greatest Commandment | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on October 8, 2023

The Greatest Commandment | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on October 8, 2023

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.

A Cartoonists Guide to Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | The Shema

A Cartoonists Guide to Deuteronomy 6:1-9 | The Shema

Download These Images The Narrative Lectionary moves us from Exodus 3:1-15 last week, where Moses encounters the burning bush, all the way to Deuteronomy 6:1-9 this week, where Moses delivers his final sermon. A lot happens in between. The Shema (Hebrew for listen or...

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