Thursday, May 3, 2012
Lectionary Ruminations for for Sunday, May 6, 2012, the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
For updated and revised ruminations, see Lectionary Ruminations 2.0 for Sunday, May 3, 2015, the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B).
v. 26 How do YOU deal with angels? Why Philip? So what that this is a wilderness road?
vs. 27-28 There is a lot in this verse to unpack. Why are we told so much about this man?
v. 29 Has the angel become the spirit?
vs. 30-31Why read anybody read anything on their own if they need a guide to help them understand it?
vs. 32b-33 Where is this found in Isaiah?
v. 36 Was there a reason or not?
v. 37 This sure sounds like confessional language.
v. 39 Why would the Spirit snatch Philip away?
v. 40 What do you know about Azatos?
v. 25 Who, or what, is the great congregation? What vows?
v. 27 How many ends does the earth have? How many families of the nations are there?
v. 31 Done what?
v. 8 What does it mean to say that God is love?
v. 9 How can a sacrifice atone?
v. 12 What does not seeing God add to the argument?
v. 13 Is it logical to shift from so abruptly from loving to abiding? From the Son to the Spirit?
v. 16b I think this is not only good poetry but good theology.
v. 17b “as he is, so are we”?
v. 18 I like this verse. What does this verse say to hell, fire and damnation sermons?
v. 20 How does this verse inform Christian ethics?
v. 21 How does this relate to the new Commandment of John’s Gospel?
v. 1 Is there a difference between the vine and the true vine?
v. 2 Even fruit producing vines are occasionally cut back.
v. 3 is cleansing the same as pruning?
v. 4 How do we abide?
v. 6 I think it is wrong to, in any way, connect this verse to any concept of hell or fires of hell.
v. 7 Anything? ANYTHING? Really?