The Heart of God | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries for November 12, 2023

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Visual Resources for the Lectionaries

This post offers visual resources for the Revised Common Lectionary and the Narrative Lectionary for November 12, 2023.  The RCL jumps to the end of Joshua for the first reading.  The second reading is Amos 5. The third reading marks the fourth week in 1 Thessalonians. The Gospel is Matthew 25:1-13. This is the parable of the ten bridesmaids that is part of the Eschatological Discourse. The NL jumps to the words of Hosea 11:1-9.  The Gospel reading is Mark 10:13-14 where Jesus welcomes the children to him. All of these passages are tough to read because they bring the balance of the suffering that comes when we don’t live in the love of God with the grace and forgiveness of the heart of God.

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Revised Common Lectionary

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

November 12

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 and Psalm 78:1

Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 and Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Matthew 25:1-13

I don’t have any specific visuals for the Joshua or Amos texts this week.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Acts 17:1-15 gives context for the church in Thessalonica. This is page 28 of A Cartoonist’s Guide to Acts.

The RCL Gospel Reading is Matthew 25:1-13. The parable of the ten bridesmaids.

This image comes from page 17 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

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Narrative Lectionary

The NL jumps from the story of Elijah in 1 Kings to the words of Hosea the prophet in Hosea 11:1-11. The context for Hosea is the same as Elijah. He is a prophet from Judah who has come north to the Kingdom of Israel to speak truth to power. In this passage we see the contrast between the harsh consequences of resisting God and the deep love of the heart of God.

The Gospel is Mark 10:13-14. Jesus welcomes the children.

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