Preaching Schedule for 2017

For a few years now, I have been planning my sermon schedules about a year in advance. I take a few days of retreat in October, and read a lot of Scripture to see what patterns might emerge, which I then hammer out into a schedule that takes me through the liturgical year.

This year, using the Revised Common Lectionary, we’re in “Year A”. The Lectionary texts are used all over the world on a three year cycle (A, B, C), and every other year, I use the RCL to select the texts I’ll be working with.

If you’re really interested, you can go to The Revised Common Lectionary at Vanderbilt to see what texts we’ll be using for the particular day.

Here are the themes and texts we’ll be using in 2017:

2016-2017 Lectionary Year A OT Reading NT Reading
11/27/16 Advent: Preparing for the Last Day Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 13:11-14
12/04/16 Advent: Preparing for the Promise Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-13
12/11/16 Advent: Preparing for the Presence Isaiah 35:1-10 James 5:7-10
12/18/16 Advent: Preparing for the Child Isaiah 7:10-16 Romans 1:1-7
12/24/16 Christmas Eve: Who Showed Up? Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)
01/01/17 Christmas: What Did You Get? Isaiah 63:7-9 Hebrews 2:10-18
01/08/17 Epiphany: Understanding the Directions Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12
01/15/17 Epiphany: Unpacking the Equipment Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
01/22/17 Epiphany: Uniting In Leadership Isaiah 9:1-4 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
01/29/17 Epiphany: Upside-down Power Micah 6:1-8 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
02/05/17 Epiphany: Unction and Exercise Isaiah 58:1-9a 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)
02/12/17 Epiphany: Unraveling the Riddle of Readiness Deut. 30:15-20 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
02/19/17 PULPIT SUPPLY
02/26/17 Transfiguration: Seeing and Receiving Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21
03/05/17 Lent: Our Need Genesis 2:15-1 Romans 5:12-19
03/12/17 Lent: Our Credit Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
03/19/17 Lent: Our Peace Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11
03/26/17 Lent: Our Light 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14
04/02/17 Lent: Our Struggle Ezekiel 37:1-14 Romans 8:6-11
04/09/17 Lent: Our Reception Isaiah 50:4-9a Matthew 21:1-11
04/16/17 Raised With Christ! Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43
04/23/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Hope is Alive Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9
04/30/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Faith is Precious Psalm 116:1-4 1 Peter 1:17-23
05/07/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Endurance is Trust Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25
05/14/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Placed for Praise Psalm 31:1-5 1 Peter 2:2-10
05/21/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Reasons for Hope Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22
05/28/17 Posts from 1 Peter: Resisting and Restoration Psalm 16 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
06/04/17 Pentecost: The Breath of God Numbers 11:24-30 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21
06/11/17 Trinity Sunday: An Ocean of Mystery Genesis 1:1-2:4a Matthew 28:16-20
06/18/17 Gems from Genesis: God Hears Our Laughter Genesis 18:1-15 Romans 5:1-8
06/25/17 PULPIT SUPPLY (Annual Meeting)
07/02/17 Gems from Genesis: God Sees Our Sacrifice Genesis 22:1-14 Romans 6:12-23
07/09/17 Gems from Genesis: God Knows Our Need Genesis 24:42-49 Romans 7:15-25a
07/16/17 Gems from Genesis: God Knows Our Attitudes Genesis 25:19-34 Romans 8:1-11
07/23/17 Gems from Genesis: God Speaks to Our Hearts Genesis 28:10-19a Romans 8:12-25
07/30/17 Gems from Genesis: God Watches Our Choices Genesis 29:15-28 Romans 8:26-39
08/06/17 Gems from Genesis: God Is Willing To Wrestle Genesis 32:22-31 Romans 9:1-5
08/13/17 Gems from Genesis: God Is Aware of Our Situation Genesis 37:12-28 Romans 10:5-15
08/20/17 Gems from Genesis: God Reveals His Purpose Genesis 45:1-15 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
08/27/17 Roaming Through Romans: Humility Transformed Exodus 1:8-2:10 Romans 12:1-8
09/03/17 Roaming Through Romans: Love Enacted Exodus 3:1-15 Romans 12:9-21
09/10/17 Roaming Through Romans: Holiness Awakened Exodus 12:1-14 Romans 13:8-14
09/17/17 Roaming Through Romans: Faith Accounted Exodus 14:19-31 Romans 14:1-12
09/24/17 Pearls from Philippians: Continuing Conduct Exodus 16:2-15 Philippians 1:21-30
10/01/17 Pearls from Philippians: Conforming Comfort Exodus 17:1-7 Philippians 2:1-13
10/08/17 Pearls from Philippians: Considering Commitment Exodus 20:1-4 Philippians 3:4b-14
10/15/17 Pearls from Philippians: Contending Companionship Exodus 32:1-14 Philippians 4:1-9
10/22/17 Thankfulness For Thessalonica Exodus 33:12-23 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
10/29/17 Thinking About Thessalonica Deut. 34:1-12 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
11/05/17 Thriving In Thessalonica Joshua 3:7-17 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
11/12/17 Theory of Thanatos in Thessalonica Joshua 24:1-3a 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
11/19/17 A Thief in Thessalonica? Judges 4:1-7 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
11/26/17 Confidence in the Incomparable Ezekiel 34:11-16 Ephesians 1:15-23

I hope that’s helpful to you as you prepare to study God’s word!
KFJ – Ed

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