Narrative Lectionary Year 1 (Matthew) 2014-15

 

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 7

Flood and Promise

Genesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15

(Matt 8:24-27)

 

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 14

Call of Abraham

Genesis 12:1-9

(Matt 28:19-20)

 

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 21

Joseph in Prison

Genesis 39:1-23

(Matt 5:11-12)

 

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 28

Rescue at the Sea

Exodus 14:10-14, 21-29

(Matt 2:13-15)

 

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 5

Covenant and Commandments

  • Exodus 19:3-7; 20:1-17

  • (Matt 5:17)

  • PsalmImmersion suggests Psalm 15 to support the theme.

 

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 12

Joshua Renews the Covenant

Joshua 24:1-15

(Matt 4:8-10)

 

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 19

David and Bathsheba

  • 2 Samuel 12:1-9

  • Psalm 51:1-9

  • (Matt 21:33-41)

 

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 26

Solomon's Wisdom

1 Kings 3:4-9, (10-15), 16-28

(Matt 6:9-10 Pray in this way)

 

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

November 2

Elisha Heals Naaman

2 Kings 5:1-14

(Matt 8:2-3, Jesus heals a leper, “I will; be clean”)

 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

November 9

Micah

Micah 5:2-4; 6:6-8

God promises a ruler from Bethlehem; desires justice, kindness, walking humbly with God

(Matt 9:13, God wants mercy, not sacrifice)

PsalmImmersion suggests "Open Us" to support the theme.

 

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

November 16

Swords into Plowshares

Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7; then 2:1-4

(Matt 5:14, light of the world, city on a hill)

 

Christ the King Sunday

November 23

Jeremiah's Temple Sermon

  • Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11

  • (Matt 21:12-13, Jesus cleanses the temple, which has become a den of robbers)

 

First Sunday of Advent

November 30

Faith as a Way of Life

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19

The prophet, grieved by injustice/suffering, watches for God’s reply. Faith is a way of life, not an answer.

(Matt 26:36-38; In Gethsemane Jesus is grieved and asks disciples to watch with him)

PsalmImmersion suggests "Wait For God" to support the theme.

 

Second Sunday of Advent

December 7

Esther

  • Esther 4:1-17

  • (Matt 5:13-16, Salt and light)

 

Third Sunday of Advent

December 14

Light to the Nations

Isaiah 42:1-9

Through the Spirit, God's servant will be a light to the nations, bringing justice and release to prisoners.

(Matt 12:15-21, This passage is used for the ministry of Jesus)

 

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 21

Jesus as Immanuel

 

Christmas Eve

December 24

Birth of Jesus

 

Christmas Day

December 25

Shepherds Visit

 

First Sunday of Christmas

December 28

Magi Visit

 

Second Sunday of Christmas

January 4

Flight to Egypt

Matthew 2:13-23

Flight into Egypt, massacre of the innocents, the return to Nazareth

(Psalm 11:1-3)

 

First Sunday after Epiphany

January 11

Jesus' Baptism

 

Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 18

Tempted in the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-17

(Psalm 91:9-12)

 

Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 25

Beatitudes

 

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

February 1

Treasure in Heaven

Matthew 6:7-21 and/or Matt 6:25-34

Lord’s prayer, treasure in heaven or Lilies of the field

(Psalm 20:7)

 

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

February 8

Feeding 5,000

Matthew 14:13-33

(Psalm 95:1-5)

 

Transfiguration

February 15

Bearing the Cross

Matthew 16:24--17:8

(Psalm 41:7-10)

PsalmImmersion suggests "Holy is This Oneto support the theme.

 

Ash Wednesday

February 18

Who Is the Greatest?

  • Matthew 18:1-9

  • (Psalm 146:7c-10 or 51:1-3)

  • PsalmImmersion suggests Psalm 90 to support the theme.

 

 

First Sunday in Lent

February 22

Forgiveness

Matthew 18:15-35

Church discipline, forgiving 70 times 7, parable of unforgiving servant

(Psalm 32:1-2)

 

Second Sunday in Lent

March 1

Laborers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16

(Psalm 16:5-8)

 

Third Sunday in Lent

March 8

Wedding Banquet

  • Matthew 22:1-14

  • (Psalm 45:6-7)

 

Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 15

Bridesmaids (or Talents)

Matthew 25:1-13 and/or Matt 25:14-30

Parable of the bridesmaids or of the talents 

(Psalm 43:3-4)

 

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 22

Last Judgment

Matthew 25:31-46

(Psalm 98:7-9)

 

Palm Sunday

March 29

Triumphal Entry

  • Matthew 21:1-13

  • (Psalm 118:26-29)

 

Maundy Thursday

April 2

Words of Institution

Matthew 26:17-30

(Psalm 116:12-15)

 

Good Friday

April 3

Crucifixion lament

Matthew 27:27-61

(Psalm 22:1-2, [14-18])

 

Easter

April 5

Ressurection

Matthew 28:1-10

(Psalm 118:19-24)

 

Second Sunday of Easter

April 12

Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20

(Psalm 40:9-10)

 

Third Sunday of Easter

April 19

Peter's Vision

  • Acts 10:1-17, 34-35

  • (Matt 9:36-37)

  • PsalmImmersion suggests Psalm 117 to support the theme.

 

Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 26

Paul's Mission

Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18

(Matt 10:40-42)

 

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 3

Gospel as Salvation

Romans 1:1-17

(Matt 9:10-13)

 

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 10

God's Love Poured Out

Romans 5:1-11

(Matt 11:28-30)

 

Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 17

Hope of Resurrection

Romans 6:1-14

We were buried with him by baptism into death, so that we might walk in newness of life. Hope of resurrection.

(Matt 6:24)

 

Day of Pentecost

May 24

Nothing Can Separate Us

Acts 2:1-4

Romans 8:18-39

(Matt 28:16-20)

 

 

 

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