God is a Sock (Lectionary Study for Sunday, June 9th)

God-Is-A-Sock

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) A widow and her son living in Sidon are starving to death as the result of the famine. Elijah assures her that her food source will not run out. He also resurrects her son after he gets sick and dies. Because of this, she believes he is a man of God. Gospel Luke 7:11-17 Jesus arrives in the town of Nain with his disciples and a big following. A widow is taking her only son to be buried, when Jesus brings … [Read more...]

Elijah to the Baalites: “Your God Sucks!” (Lectionary Texts for Sun., June 2nd)

baal elijah

Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Elijah challenges the prophets of the god Baal to a standoff. Both will prepare offerings to their gods, and will call on them to consume the offerings with fire. Baal does nothing, much to the chagrin of his prophets, but the God of Abraham consumes the offering with fire. And Elijah kind of rubs their noses in it. Gospel Luke 7:1-10 Jesus heals a Roman soldier’s slave. The Jewish people … [Read more...]