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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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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …