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Table Talk is a free weekly devotional that provides writings for use as a bulletin insert for congregations and for use in family devotions. It follows the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) used by SOLA Publishing. ILT makes it available every week, free of charge, on our Resources page and by email subscription. Table Talk’s message delivers God’s devotion to you, his wayward people, through his Son Jesus Christ.

The Third Sunday in Advent A – December 11, 2022

The prophet Isaiah fills his book with depictions such as these, i.e., the total reversal of what is expected and anticipated in the normal course of things.  Isaiah prophesies that the Lord will stand the usual practices of the world on their heads.  Here, in our passage for today, Isaiah tells us that when the […]

The Second Sunday in Advent A – December 4, 2022

Jesse was the father of King David and so stands as the founder, the root, of David’s lineage. From David’s lineage would come Jesus Christ, often bearing the title Son of David (Mt. 1:1 et al). The prophet Isaiah spoke to a mere remnant of the nation of Judah. The Babylonians had conquered and destroyed […]

The First Sunday in Advent A – November 27, 2022

Take note of how verse one depicts Isaiah’s experience: “The word that Isaiah ‘saw’ concerning Judah and Jerusalem.” Isaiah did not have a faith experience with this word. He saw its reality. Isaiah had been taken to that place… an eschatological place… where he did not have to walk by faith but, instead, could walk […]

Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2022

Jesus tells the truth to these seekers. In truth, they only want what they can get from Jesus. They seek him only for their own profit and not for his own sake. Seekers… sinners… you and I, we all come to Jesus with one question, “What have you done for me lately?” None of us […]

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