books-690219_1920How is your sermon preparation going at this point in your week? If you are using the Revised Common Lectionary, did you feel the weariness in your bones when you read Jesus’s invitation in the gospel text? Did you sense God’s weariness with Job if you are preaching The Narrative Lectionary summer series? Or are you preaching a series of your own this summer?

Wherever you are in your sermon preparation, here is a place to find support, companionship, and encouragement as you write.

Here is a starting insight into the RCL texts this week. Please share what you are thinking, what you are writing, and how God is speaking to you as you prepare to speak to God’s people.


Barbara Bruneau is a retired Lutheran pastor, living in southeastern Minnesota. She is a knitter, a weaver, and a very occasional blogger at An Explosion of Texture and Color.


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3 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party: You Who Are Weary

  1. I’ve been reading Walter Bruegemann’s book Virus as a Summons to Faith which inspired me to throw in Psalm 77 as a text to go along with the gospel text. The psalm moves from an obsession with “I” to a remembrance of the “Thou” of God; I think it goes well with surrendering to Jesus, whose yoke, among other things, rescues us from our obsession with me, myself, and I.

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  2. I am preaching through Romans so it’s chapter 7 and the inability of law to rectify sin but haven’t got anything down on paper yet.

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  3. I am preaching Matthew. I begin this week preaching every week again. It’s been almost a year since I’ve had to preach every week. Feeling a bit rusty.

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