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Sunday Lesson Sermon Prep

Sunday Lesson Sermon Prep with Susan St.John, MDiv. This group discusses the Sunday's Bible Lessons in the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of weekly Bible passages used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. We meet to help ministers and spiritual leaders prepare Sunday sermons from the perspective of Metaphysical Bible Interpretation. We focus on the readings two weeks out.

Mark Hicks
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Susan St.John
Susan

Susan St.John, MDiv, leads the discussion. She is a Fillmore Bible Society member and Coordinator of Worship and Pastoral Care at MacNeill Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario. Rev. Mark Hicks, Fillmore Bible Society member and Founder of TruthUnity, co-hosts the group.

We meet Tuesday mornings at 10am Eastern Time via Zoom. Go to the TruthUnity Events page for the Zoom link. All who are interested in Metaphysical Bible Interpretation are welcome. This is an interactive discussion group. We encourage participants to read and consider the metaphysical meaning of the passages before joining in and to turn on video when joining.

The lectionary Bible passages are listed on the Fillmore Bible Society Metaphysical Lectionary page and at The Revised Common Lectionary, a Service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

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FBS Metaphysical Lectionary

Readings are available at The Revised Common Lectionary, a service of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library. They offer a weekly calendar feed for Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple iCal. We use this feed for our weekly readings.

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Year B

2024/07/28 • Proper 12 (17) (Year B)
John 6:1-21  •  2 Samuel 11:1-15 and Psalm 14  • 2 Kings 4:42-44 and Psalm 145:10-18  •  Ephesians 3:14-21

2024/07/21 • Proper 11 (16) (Year B)
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56  •  2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Psalm 89:20-37  • Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Psalm 23  •  Ephesians 2:11-22

2024/07/14 • Proper 10 (15) (Year B)
Mark 6:14-29  •  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and Psalm 24  • Amos 7:7-15 and Psalm 85:8-13  •  Ephesians 1:3-14

2024/07/07 • Proper 9 (14) (Year B)
Mark 6:1-13  •  2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and Psalm 48  • Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Psalm 123  •  2 Corinthians 12:2-10

2024/06/30 • Proper 8 (13) (Year B)
Mark 5:21-43  •  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and Psalm 130  • Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or Lamentations 3:22-33 and Psalm 30  •  2 Corinthians 8:7-15

2024/06/23 • Proper 7 (12) (Year B)
Mark 4:35-41  •  1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 and Psalm 9:9-20 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16 and Psalm 133  •  Job 38:1-11 and Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32  •  2 Corinthians 6:1-13

2024/06/16 • Proper 6 (11) (Year B)
Mark 4:26-34  •  1 Samuel 15:34 and Psalm 20  •  Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15  •  2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17

2024/06/09 • Proper 5 (10) (Year B)
Mark 3:20-35  •  1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) and Psalm 138  •  Genesis 3:8-15 and Psalm 130  •  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

2024/06/02 • Proper 4 (9) (Year B)
Mark 2:23-3:6  •  1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) and Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18  •  Deuteronomy 5:12-15 and Psalm 81:1-10  •  2 Corinthians 4:5-12

2024/05/26 • Trinity Sunday (Year B)
John 3:1-17  •  Isaiah 6:1-8  •  Psalm 29  •  Romans 8:12-17

2024/05/19 • Day of Pentecost (Year B)
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15  •  Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14  •  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  •  Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21

2024/05/12 • Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year B)
John 17:6-19  •  Acts 1:15-17, 21-26  •  Psalm 1  •  1 John 5:9-13

2024/05/05 • Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
John 15:9-17  •  Acts 10:44-48  •  Psalm 98  •  1 John 5:1-6

2024/04/28 • Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
John 15:1-8  •  Acts 8:26-40  •  Psalm 22:25-31  •  1 John 4:7-21

2024/04/21 • Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year B)
John 10:11-18  •  Acts 4:5-12  •  Psalm 23  •  1 John 3:16-24

2024/04/14 • Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)
Luke 24:36b-48  •  Acts 3:12-19  •  Psalm 4  •  1 John 3:1-7

2024/04/07 • Second Sunday of Easter (Year B)
John 20:19-31  •  Acts 4:32-35  •  Psalm 133  •  1 John 1:1-2:2

2024/03/31 • Resurrection of the Lord (Year B)
John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8  •  Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9  •  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24   •  1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43

2024/03/24 • Liturgy of the Palms (Year B)
Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16   •  Isaiah 50:4-9a  •  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29   •  Philippians 2:5-11

2024/03/24 • Liturgy of the Passion (Year B)
Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)   •  Isaiah 50:4-9a  •  Psalm 31:9-16   •  Philippians 2:5-11

2024/03/17 • Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year B)
John 12:20-33   •  Jeremiah 31:31-34  •  Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16  •  Hebrews 5:5-10

2024/03/10 • Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)
John 3:14-21   •  Numbers 21:4-9  •  Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22  •  Ephesians 2:1-10

2024/03/03 • Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)
John 2:13-22   •  Exodus 20:1-17  •  Psalm 19  •  1 Corinthians 1:18-25

2024/02/25 • Second Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9  •  Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16  •  Psalm 22:23-31  •  Romans 4:13-25

2024/02/18 • First Sunday in Lent (Year B)
Mark 1:9-15  •  Genesis 9:8-17  •  Psalm 25:1-10  •  1 Peter 3:18-22

2024/02/11 • Transfiguration Sunday (Year B)
Mark 9:2-9  •  2 Kings 2:1-12  •  Psalm 50:1-6  •  2 Corinthians 4:3-6

2024/02/04 • Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Mark 1:29-39  •  Isaiah 40:21-31  •  Psalm 147:1-11, 20c  •  1 Corinthians 9:16-23

2024/01/28 • Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Mark 1:21-28  •  Deuteronomy 18:15-20  •  Psalm 111  •  1 Corinthians 8:1-13

2024/01/21 • Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
Mark 1:14-20  •  Jonah 3:1-5, 10  •  Psalm 62:5-12  •  1 Corinthians 7:29-31

2024/01/14 • Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Year B)
John 1:43-51  •  1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)  •  Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18  •  1 Corinthians 6:12-20

2024/01/07 • Baptism of the Lord (Year B)
Mark 1:4-11  •  Genesis 1:1-5  •  Psalm 29  •  Acts 19:1-7

2024/01/06 • Epiphany of the Lord (Year B)
Matthew 2:1-12  •  Isaiah 60:1-6  •  Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14  •  Ephesians 3:1-12

2023/12/31 • First Sunday after Christmas Day (Year B)
Luke 2:22-40  •  Isaiah 61:10-62:3  •  Psalm 148  •  Galatians 4:4-7

2023/12/24 • Nativity of the Lord - Proper II (Year B)
Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20  •  Isaiah 62:6-12  •  Psalm 97  •  Titus 3:4-7

2023/12/24 • Fourth Sunday of Advent
Luke 1:26-38  •  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16  •  Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 or Luke 1:46b-55  •  Romans 16:25-27

2023/12/17 • Third Sunday of Advent
John 1:6-8, 19-28  •  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  •  Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55  •  1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

2023/12/10 • Second Sunday of Advent
Mark 1:1-8  •  Isaiah 40:1-11  •  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13  •  2 Peter 3:8-15a

2023/12/03 • First Sunday of Advent
Mark 13:24-37  •  Isaiah 64:1-9  •  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  •  1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Year A

2023/11/26 • Proper 29
Matthew 25:31-46  •  (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 100)  or  (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 95:1-7a)  •  Ephesians 1:15-23

2023/11/19 • Proper 28
Matthew 25:14-30  •  Judges 4:1-7  •  Psalm 123  •  1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

2023/11/12 • Proper 27
Matthew 25:1-13  •  Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25  •  Psalm 78:1-7  •  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

2023/11/05 • Proper 26
Matthew 23:1-12  •  (Joshua 3:7-17 and Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37)  or  (Micah 3:5-12 and Psalm 43)  •  1 Thessalonians 2:9-13

2023/10/29 • Proper 25
Matthew 22:34-46  •  (Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17)  or  (Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1)  •  1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

2023/10/22 • Proper 24
Matthew 22:15-22  •  (Exodus 33:12-23 and Psalm 99)  or  (Isaiah 45:1-7 and Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13))  •  1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

2023/10/15 • Proper 23
Matthew 22:1-14  •  (Exodus 32:1-14 and Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23)  or  (Isaiah 25:1-9 and Psalm 23)  •  Philippians 4:1-9

2023/10/08 • Proper 22
Matthew 21:33-46  •  (Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19)  or  (Isaiah 5:1-7 and Psalm 80:7-15)  •  Philippians 3:4b-14

2023/10/01 • Proper 21
Matthew 21:23-32  •  (Exodus 17:1-7 and Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16)  or  (Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Exodus 17:1-7)  •  Philippians 2:1-13

2023/09/24 • Proper 20
Matthew 20:1-16  •  (Exodus 17:1-7 and 105:1-6, 37-45)  or  (Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Psalm 145:1-8)  •  Philippians 1:21-30

2023/09/17 • Proper 19
Matthew 18:21-35  •  (Exodus 14:19-31 and Psalm 114)  or  (Genesis 50:15-21 and Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13)  •  Romans 14:1-12

2023/09/10 • Proper 18
Matthew 18:15-20  •  (Exodus 12:1-14 and Psalm 149)  or  (Ezekiel 33:7-11 and Psalm 119:33-40)  •  Romans 13:8-14

2023/09/03 • Proper 17
Matthew 16:21-28  •  (Exodus 3:1-15 and Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b)  or  (Jeremiah 15:15-21 and Psalm 26:1-8)  •  Romans 12:9-21

2023/08/27 • Proper 16
Matthew 16:13-20  •  (Exodus 1:8-2:10 and Psalm 124)  or  (Isaiah 51:1-6 and Psalm 138)  •  Romans 12:1-8

2023/08/20 • Proper 15
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28  •  (Genesis 45:1-15 and Psalm 133)  or  (Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 and Psalm 67)  •  Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

2023/08/13 • Proper 14
Matthew 14:22-33  •  (Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 and Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b)  or  (1 Kings 19:9-18 and Psalm 85:8-13, 14-21)  •  Romans 10:5-15

2023/08/06 • Proper 13
Matthew 14:13-21  •  (Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 17:1-7, 15)  or  (Isaiah 55:1-5 and Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21)  •  Romans 9:1-5

2023/07/30 • Proper 12
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52  •  Genesis 29:15-28 and (Psalm 105:1-11, 45b)  or  Psalm 128)  • (1 Kings 3:5-12)  and Psalm 119:129-136)   •  Romans 8:26-39

2023/07/23 • Proper 11
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43  •  (Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24)  •  Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19  or  (44:6-8 and Psalm 86:11-17  •  Romans 8:12-25

2023/07/16 • Proper 10
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23  •  (Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112)  or  (Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13)  •  Romans 8:1-11

2023/07/09 • Proper 9
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30  •  (Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45:10-17)  or  (Song of Songs 2:8-13 and Psalm 145:8-14)  •  Romans 7:15-25a

2023/07/02 • Proper 8
Matthew 10:40-42  •  (Romans 6:12-23 and Psalm 13)  or  (Jeremiah 28:5-9 and Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18)  •  Romans 6:12-23

2023/06/25 • Proper 7
Matthew 10:24-39  •  (Genesis 21:8-21 and Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17)  or  (Jeremiah 20:7-13 and Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18)  •  Romans 6:1b-11

2023/06/18 • Proper 6
Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)  •  (Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) and Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19)  or  (Exodus 19:2-8a and Psalm 100)  •  Romans 5:1-8

2023/06/11 • Proper 5
Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26  •  (Genesis 12:1-9 and Psalm 33:1-12)  or  (Hosea 5:15-6:6 and Psalm 50:7-15)  •  Romans 4:13-25

2023/06/04 • Trinity Sunday
Matthew 28:16-20  •  Genesis 1:1-2:4a  •  Psalm 8  •  2 Corinthians 13:11-13

2023/05/28 • Day of Pentecost
John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39  •  Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30  •  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  •  1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21

2023/05/21 • Seventh Sunday of Easter
John 17:1-11  •  Acts 1:6-14  •  Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35  •  1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

2023/05/18 • Ascension of the Lord (Year A)
Luke 24:44-53  •  Acts 1:1-11  •  Psalm 47 or Psalm 93  •  Ephesians 1:15-23

2023/05/14 • Sixth Sunday of Easter
John 14:15-21  •  Acts 17:22-31  •  Psalm 66:8-20  •  1 Peter 3:13-22

2023/05/07 • Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 14:1-14  •  Acts 7:55-60  •  Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16  •  1 Peter 2:2-10

2023/04/30 • Fourth Sunday of Easter
John 10:1-10  •  Acts 2:42-47  •  Psalm 23  •  1 Peter 2:19-25

2023/04/23 • Third Sunday of Easter
Luke 24:13-35  •  Acts 2:14a, 36-41  •  Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19  •  1 Peter 1:17-23

2023/04/16 • Second Sunday of Easter
John 20:19-31  •  Acts 2:14a, 22-32  •  Psalm 16  •  1 Peter 1:3-9

2023/04/09 • Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Sunday)
John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10  •  Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6  •  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  •  Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43

2023/04/02 • Liturgy of the Palms
Matthew 21:1-11  •  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
2023/04/02 • Liturgy of the Passion
Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54  •  Isaiah 50:4-9a  •  Psalm 31:9-16  •  Philippians 2:5-11
2023/04/02-07 • Isaiah’s Servant Songs (Ella Pomeroy’s Overview)
Isaiah 42:1-9  •  Isaiah 49:1-7  •  Isaiah 50:4-9a  •  Isaiah 52:13-53:12

2023/03/26 • Fifth Sunday in Lent
The soul that waits on Spirit is awakened from sleep (John), released from the grave (Ezekiel), redeemed in love (Psalms), and revived in body (Romans)
John 11:1-45  •  Ezekiel 37:1-14  •  Psalm 130  •  Romans 8:6-11

2023/03/19 • Fourth Sunday in Lent
Spiritual Understanding of the providence of God comes by cleansing (John), listening (1 Samuel), meditation (Psalms), and obedience (Ephesians)
John 9:1-41  •  1 Samuel 16:1-13  •  Psalm 23  •  Ephesians 5:8-14

2023/03/12 • Third Sunday in Lent
We share Truth with others (Matthew) with understanding (Exodus), patience (Psalms), and hope (Romans)
John 4:5-42  •  Exodus 17:1-7  •  Psalm 95  •  Romans 5:1-11

2023/03/05 • Second Sunday in Lent
Faith awakens by lifting human consciousness (John and Matthew) to a higher place (Psalms) and responding, like Abraham, to what is revealed (Genesis and Romans)
John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9  •  Genesis 12:1-4a  •  Psalm 121  •  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

2023/02/26 • First Sunday in Lent
The devil will leave us and the angels will serve us (Matthew) when we see more good than evil (Genesis), we confess our sins (Psalms) and we accept the grace of God (Romans)
Matthew 4:1-11  •  Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7  •  Psalm 32  •  Romans 5:12-19

2023/02/19 • Transfiguration Sunday
We are transfigured (Matthew) in Silence and Light (Exodus), Holiness (Psalms), and the morning star of majesty (2 Peter)
Matthew 17:1-9  •  Exodus 24:12-18  •  Psalm 2 or Psalm 99  •  2 Peter 1:16-21

2023/02/12 • Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
We choose life or death with words (Matthew), actions (Deuteronomy), intentions (Psalms), and relationships (Corinthians)
Matthew 5:21-37  •  Deuteronomy 30:15-20  •  Psalm 119:1-8  •  1 Corinthians 3:1-9

2023/02/05 • Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Our new life lets go of strife and contention (Isaiah), establishes a new heart (Psalms), establishes our Christ mind (1 Corinthians), and gives salt and light to all humanity (Matthew)
Matthew 5:13-20  •  Isaiah 58:1-9  •  Psalm 112:1-9  •  1 Corinthians 2:1-12

2023/01/29 • Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
The journey with God begins with a union of feeling and will (Micah), requires steadfastness with Yahweh (Psalms), appears foolish to the intellect (1 Corinthians), and leads to unimagined blessing (Matthew)
Matthew 5:1-12  •  Micah 6:1-8  •  Psalm 15  •  1 Corinthians 1:18-31

2023/01/22 • Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Spiritual understanding (light) has dawned in consciousness (Matthew), so we rejoice (Isaiah), we are confident (Psalms) and we are of one mind (1 Corinthians)
Matthew 4:12-23  •  Isaiah 9:1-4  •  Psalm 27:1,4-9  •  1 Corinthians 1:10-18

2023/01/15 • Second Sunday after the Epiphany
We are redeemed by our words and thoughts (Isaiah). So we order them (Psalms), we refine our affections (Corinthians) and trust Holy Spirit to do its saving work in us (John)
Isaiah 49:1-7  •  Psalm 40:1-11  •  1 Corinthians 1:1-9  •  John 1:29-42

2023/01/08 • Baptism of the Lord
We are Servants of God. Our voice is powerful. We preach the Good News of Peace. God is well pleased.
Isaiah 42:1-9  •  Psalm 29  •  Acts 10:34-43  •  Matthew 3:13-17

2023/01/01 • First Sunday after Christmas Day
God is our savior in all afflictions (Isaiah), so we must praise God in all conditions (Psalms). We can be made perfect through all sufferings (Hebrews), so we trust God to protect us in all times of danger (Matthew).
Isaiah 63:7-9  •  Psalm 148  •  Hebrews 2:10-18  •  Matthew 2:13-23

2022/12/25 • Nativity of the Lord - Proper I (Year A)
The Birth of the Christ to Consciousness Proclaimed.
Isaiah 9:2-7  •  Psalm 96  •  Titus 2:11-14  •  Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)

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