Common Threads

Dave Griggs leads the Lectionary Study Group, Sunday mornings each week (9-10 am). Here he shares insight from those discussions. If you’d like to receive the lectionary materials a week in advance, email Dave — david.griggs@mtscott.church.

New to the process of Lectionary Study? I’ve put a page together describing my story and my passion for and understanding of the Lectionary as a tool to Christian discipleship development. You can read it here.

Common Threads – 12/17/2018

Common Threads – 12/17/2018 Zephaniah 3:14-20 | Isaiah 12:2-6 | Philippians 4:4-7 | Luke 3:7-18 The first time reading through the lectionary prompted the title “Origin.” I asked myself...

Common Threads – 12/10/2018

Common Threads — 12/10/2018 Christmas Humbug and Fire Trucks As a youngster, Christmas was just a colorful time to exchange gifts (well, less exchanging and more of me getting stuff). For...

Common Threads – 11/12/2018

Common Threads — 11/12/2018 Provision & Construction Ruth 3:1-5; 4-13-17 |Psalm 127 | 1Kings 17:8-16|Hebrews 9:24-28 |Mark 12:38-48 I’m finding it difficult to know where to start on...

Common Threads – 11/5/2018

Common Threads — 11/12/2018 Naomi and Ruth Ruth 1:1-18 | Psalm  119:1-8 | Hebrews 9:11-14| Mark 12:28-34 Galatians 6:10  a favorite, impactful verse: “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do...

Common Threads – 10/22/2018

Common Threads — 10/22/2018 Eternity Job 38:1-7, (34-41) | Isaiah 53:4-12 | Psalm 91:9-16 | Hebrews 5:1-10 |Mark 10:35-45 At times this lectionary seemed amusing; at other times scary, and...

Common Threads – 10/15/2018

Common Threads — 10/15/2018 Joel 2:21:27 | Psalm 126 | 1 Timothy 2:1-7 | Matthew 6:25-33 I find this Thread a challenge. At first it seems pretty straight forward, but as time goes by it...

Common Threads – 10/08/2018

Common Threads — 10/08/2018 What Love! Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 | Psalm 124 | Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 | James 5:13-20 There were several titles I could have named for this...

Common Threads — 09/24/2018

Common Threads — 09/24/2018 Foreknowledge Psalm 1 | Wisdom of Solomon 1:16, 2:1, 12-22 | Jeremiah 11:18-20 | James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a |Mark 9:30-37 As a youngster raising myself (around 6 years...

Common Threads – 09/17/2018

Common Threads — 09/17/2018 Reputation Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9 | Psalm 125| Isaiah 35:4-7a|James2:1-17 The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all. As I began...

Common Threads – 09/10/2018

Common Threads — 09/10/2018 Reason & Decision Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 | Psalm 34:15-22 | Ephesians 6:10-20| John 6:56-69 Joshua 24: “but as for me and my household, we will serve the...

Common Threads – 07/29/2018

Common Threads — 07/29/2018 2 Samuel 11:1-5 | Psalm 14 | Jeremiah 23:1-6 | Ephesians 2:11-22 | Mark 6:30-34, 53:56 Weaving “Fools say in their heart, “There is no God.” “In the spring of...

Common Threads – 07/23/2018

Common Threads — 07/23/2018 2 Samuel 7:1-14a | Psalm 89:20-37 | Jeremiah 23:1-6| Ephesians 2:11-22 Isaiah 61 – “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me…” Samuel...

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