Bible Introductions

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 13
Genesis 32:22-31  Jacob is under threat in an encounter with God yet the Lord allows him to take hold of him.
Romans 9:1-5 Paul expresses his sorrow over his fellow people who are God’s bearers of the promised Messiah yet many will not accept Christ.
Matthew 14:13-21 The doubt and the inadequacy of the disciples is contrasted with Jesus’ compassion and his unwavering trust in his relationship with God as his Son.