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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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

TRULY GIVEN 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly 3remembering before our God and Father …

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

THE PEACE OF GOD Philippians 4:1-9 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Paul Jaster 1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yes, and I …

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

SOMEONE IS ALWAYS BETTER Philippians 3:4b-14 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as to …

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

MINDED BY CHRIST Philippians 2:1-13 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bill White If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from …

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

TO LIVE IS CHRIST Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Philippians 1:21-30 Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 1For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer. 23I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be …

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

THE INDISPENSABLE APOSTROPHE Romans 14:1-12 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Marcus Felde 1Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions. 2Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. 3Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgment on those who …

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

OWED TO LOVE Romans 13:8-14 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Mark Marius 8Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this …

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

GENUINE LOVE Romans 12:9-21 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.[a] 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in …

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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

CHRIST’S SACRIFICE Romans 12:1-8 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Michael Hoy 1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so …

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Epistle, Year A

PAUL’S LAMENT AND HOPE Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the scripture says …

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