Where Do You Find Rest? | Visual Resources for Both Lectionaries on August 20, 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 August 20, 2023. The RCL continues the Joseph story in Genesis 45. The Gospel is Matthew 15:21-28 where Jesus speaks with the Syro-Phoenician woman. The NL begins a three week series on Sabbath. It pairs this with Matthew 11:28-30 for the Gospel reading.

Jump to Narrative Lectionary resources.

Revised Common Lectionary

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

August 20

Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Psalm 67

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15: 10-28

Genesis 45:1-15

The images in the PowerPoint below are designed to help you tell the story of Joseph quickly to provide context for the text. Feel free to use them in your preaching and teaching.

The RCL Gospel Reading is Matthew 15:10–28. Jesus speaks with the Canaanite woman.

This image comes from page 11 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 5:12–15.

The image below offers a comparison between the two versions of the Sabbath law, the first in Exodus, the second in Deuteronomy. CLICK HERE to read more about this and see my sermon on Sabbath. 

The NL Gospel Reading is Matthew 11:28–30.

This image comes from page 8 in A Cartoonist’s Guide to Matthew.

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