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.

We are open to people using our material as long as it is properly attributed, including a reference to our website, and the material is not substantially changed.

 

Second Sunday of Easter, Year C, Gospel

Where God Shows Up John 20:19-31 Second Sunday after Easter Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be …

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Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday, Gospel, Year C

FAITH RISING Luke 24:1-12 Resurrection of Our Lord Analysis by Nathan Hall 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women who had come with him (presumably Jesus, not Joseph of Arimathea) from Galilee] came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away …

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Easter Vigil, Gospel Year C

Out of the Box John 20:1-18 Easter Vigil Analysis by Chris Repp Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one …

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Good Friday, Gospel Year C

WHO’S IN CHARGE? John 18:1-19:42 Good Friday Analysis by Steven Albertin Author’s Note: The Johannine Passion account of Good Friday is filled with many characters: Judas, Peter, Annas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, the Jews, the soldiers, Mary and “the disciple whom he loved.” However, at the center of this cast of characters is Pontius Pilate, and his interaction with …

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Maundy Thursday, Gospel, Year C

A HOLY, DISORDERED HENKERSMAHLZEIT John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Fred Niedner 1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil had …

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Sunday of the Passion, Gospel, Year C

Christ’s (Com)Passion for Liars and Criminals Luke 23:1-49 Sunday of the Passion Analysis by Brad Haugen Jesus before Pilate 23 Then the assembly rose as a body and brought Jesus[a] before Pilate. 2 They began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor, and saying that …

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

The Economics of Grace John 12:1-8 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 …

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Paul Jaster 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: …

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Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

FRUITFUL TREES Luke 13:1-9 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Keyel 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other …

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Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

WE KNOCKED THE JAR OVER Luke 13:31-35 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing …

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First Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year C

Jesus. Not Like Us. For Us. Luke 4:1-13 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Marcus Felde 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when …

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Ash Wednesday, Gospel Year C

The pious play saved by a passionate act Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Mark A Marius [Jesus said:] 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before …

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Sunday of the Transfiguration, Gospel Year C

A Mercifully Cloudy Forecast Luke 9:28-36 Sunday of the Transfiguration Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus[a] took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling …

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Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

ECONOMIES AND GENEROSITIES Luke 6:27-38 Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 27 But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; …

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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

THE GREAT LEVELER Luke 6:17-26 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him …

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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

Two Ways to Catch Fish/People Luke 5:1-11 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Cathy Lessmann Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fisherman had gone out …

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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

GRACE AS A GIFT OF THE GIVER Luke 4:21–30 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Nathan Hall 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not …

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

ANOINTED TO BRING GOOD NEWS Luke 4:14-21 Third Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Fred Niedner 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised (doxazo) by everyone. 16 When he came …

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

Thanks to one of our veteran writers and colleagues in the Crossings method, the Rev. Dr. Steve Kuhl, for contributing this piece a few years back: THE INTERSECTION OF TWO FEASTS John 2:1-11 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Steven Kuhl 1 On the third day there was a c, and the mother of Jesus was …

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Baptism of our Lord, Year C, Gospel, 2019

SOWING, THRESHING, AND SWEEPING Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful …

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