Narrative Lectionary: Foreign Widow Saves Prophet Edition (1 Kings 17:1-16[17-24])

This week, the Narrative Lectionary makes another big jump, all the way to 1 Kings 17:1-16 [17-24]. The accompanying gospel text is Luke 4:24-26. Working Preacher resources for this week’s text is here. Have you been spending time connecting the dots between texts each week? The leaps across scripture have seemed big to me. I’ve been encouraging… Read More

Revised Common Lectionary: Sons of Widows

The readings for this Sunday include two stories about a widow’s son being raised from the dead. Elijah raises the son of the widow at Zarephath, who has provided for him while he was in hiding. (Both alternatives for the OT reading include this story!) Jesus raises the son of the widow at Nain, a… Read More