Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Refocused on the Family Luke 12:49-56 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan C. Hall 49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that …

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Conspiring with the Holy Thief Luke 12:32-40 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said:] 32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where …

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Seeing God in Christ and Our Neighbor Colossians 3:1-11 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Brad Haugen 1So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for …

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Lord, Teach Us to Pray Luke 11:1-13 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 1[Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”2He said to them, “When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed be your name. …

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Your Credentials, Please Colossians 1:15-28 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through …

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

The New Neighborhood Luke 10:25-37 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew Metevelis 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the …

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Beyond Preferences and Routines Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Ben Williams 1After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask …

Third Sunday after Pentecost

The Kingdom of God is Forever Luke 9:51-62 Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Kevel 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to prepare for his …

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Power that Kills and Power that Makes Alive Galatians 3:23-29 Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be reckoned as righteous by faith. …

Holy Trinity Sunday

The Trinity Conspires to Justify Sinners Romans 5:1-5 Holy Trinity Sunday Analysis by James Squire 1Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. …

Pentecost

Getting Un-clumped Genesis 11:1-9 Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp 1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” …

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Unfettered Freedom Acts 16: 16-34 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Jonas Ellison 16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. 17While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men …

Sixth Sunday of Easter

HELP! I NEED SOMEBODY! Acts 16: 9-15 Sixth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 9During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that …

Fifth Sunday of Easter

GOD CLEANS UP OUR PROFANITY Acts 11: 1-18 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Mark A Marius 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised …

Fourth Sunday of Easter

New Garments Acts 9: 36-43 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Fred Niedner 36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity.  37 At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her …

Third Sunday of Easter

THE WAY Acts 9: 1-6 [7-20] Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, …

Second Sunday of Easter

Obeying God, or Obeying Ourselves? Acts 5:27-32 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you …

Easter Sunday

Impartial, Not Indiscriminate, Love Acts 10:34-43 Easter Sunday/Resurrection of Our Lord Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 34Peter began to speak to [the people]: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36You know the message he sent to the people …

Easter Vigil

Celebrating God’s Love for All Romans 6:3-11 Easter Vigil Analysis by Brad Haugen 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory …

Good Friday

Between Doubt and Faith Psalm 22 Good Friday Analysis by Stephen E. Albertin  1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?  2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;  and by night, but find no rest.  3Yet you …