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Visual Resources for the Lectionaries

This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for September 3, 2023. The RCL enters the story of Moses and the burning bush in Exodus 3:1-15. The Gospel is Matthew 16:21-28 where Jesus tells his disciples to take up their own crosses. The NL concludes a three week series on Sabbath by looking at the rest found in forgiveness and reconciliation in Deuteronomy 15:1-2. It pairs this with Luke 15:11-32 and the parable of the Prodigal Son.

Jump to Narrative Lectionary resources.

Revised Common Lectionary

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

September 3

Exodus 3:1-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b

Jeremiah 15:15-21 and Psalm 26:1-8

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28

Exodus 3:1-15

The images in the PowerPoint below are designed to help you frame the story of Moses leading up to the burning bush. CLICK HERE to preview the images that might work for this text.

The RCL Gospel Reading is Matthew 16:21-28. Jesus predicts his death and tells the disciples they must take up their crosses to follow him.

This image comes from page 12 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.

Narrative Lectionary

The NL ends the summer with a series on Sabbath. The text this week is Deuteronomy 15:1-2.

What is the Purpose of Sabbath?

CLICK HERE to read my visual meditation on Sabbath…

The NL Gospel Reading is Luke 15:11-32. The Parable of the Prodigal Son.

This image comes from page 18 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Luke.

Below you will find two slide shows with very different sets of images for the story of the Prodigal Son. The first comes from A Cartoonist’s Guide to Luke. The second comes from a sermon I gave back in 2019.

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