Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology


Listed below are the Sabbatheologies that travel around the world each week via the Internet.

These texts are “parsed” according to the famous Crossings “Diagnosis/Prognosis” style. Click HERE to learn about our Method.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Gospel, Year B

WHAT SORT OF GREETING IS THAT? Luke 1:26-38 Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B Analysis by Marcus Felde In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28And he came …


Third Sunday of Advent, Gospel, Year B

NOT AGAIN. BUT, WAIT FOR IT …WAIT FOR IT … I AM SOON John 1:6-8, 19-28 Third Sunday of Advent Analysis by Mark Marius 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he …


Second Sunday of Advent, Gospel, Year B

LIFE UNDER GOD’S SON Mark 1:1-8 Second Sunday of Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the …


First Sunday of Advent, Gospel, Year B

THE PROMISING WATCH Mark 13:24-37 First Sunday of Advent Analysis by Michael Hoy 24“But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in …


Christ the King Sunday, Epistle, Year A

THE POWER BEHIND THE THRONE Ephesians 1:15-23 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason 16I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17I pray that the God of our …


Thanksgiving Day, Epistle, Year A

EUCHARISTIC LIVING 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Thanksgiving Day Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 6The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God …


Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

BEWARE OF THE LURE OF THE NIGHTLIFE 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bill White Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 …


Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

GRIEVING IN HOPE 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven C. Kuhl 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, …


All Saints Sunday, Epistle, Year A

NEW SIGHT 1 John 3:1-3 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be …


Reformation Sunday, Epistle, Year A

SHUT UP! Romans 3:19-28 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Chris Repp 19Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For ‘no human being will be justified in his sight’ by deeds prescribed by the law, …