This commentary series offers fresh perspectives on the Revised Common Lectionary texts that we use every Sunday. The twelve-volume set covers all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day. In addition, the index of biblical passages helps non-lectionary research for deeper reflection. For each lectionary text, the commentary provides four brief essays—one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Readers might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one.
The unique layout places the scriptural text at the top and each of the four perspectives underneath. This invites all lifelong learners into a breadth and depth of study that inspires and feeds our souls.
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
—The Rev. Vicki K. Hesse