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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Third Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year C

Fiery Good News Luke 3:7-18 Third Sunday of Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have …

Second Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year C

Jesus, the Smooth, Level, Eternal Road for Sinners Luke 3:1-6 Second Sunday of Advent Analysis by James Squire 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of …

First Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year C

Reading the Signs Luke 21:25-36 First Sunday of Advent Analysis by Chris Repp [Jesus said:] 25“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the …

Christ the King Sunday, Gospel Year B

KING-SIZE PROBLEMS, KINGLY SOLUTIONS John 18:31-38 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Mark A. Marius 33Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? …

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

GOD’S GRAND DESIGN Mark 13:1-8 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all …

All Saints Sunday, Gospel Year B

NOT NEGLECTED, BUT RAISED UP John 11:32-44 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Matthew M. DeLoera 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came …

Reformation Sunday, Gospel Year B

Christ Cuts Out the Middlemen Jeremiah 31:31-34 Reformation Sunday Analysis by James Squire 31The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the …

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Blind Bartimaeus Three Ways Mark 10:46-52 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Ed Schoder, Bruce T Martin, Michael Hoy Dear Readers: Here is a chance to go back and revisit several of our previous Text Study writers, including one by our online founder Ed Schroeder. A veritable feast of writings about Blind Bartimaeus and us being seen …

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

A Glory That Serves Mark 10:35–45 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan Hall 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do …

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE Mark 10:17-31 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 17As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No …

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Bringing up the Past Mark 10:2-16 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce …

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

BOUND FOR GEHENNA, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Mark 9:38-50 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Rank No More Mark 9:30-37 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, …

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God Returns Our Shame with Mercy Mark 8:27-38 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Analysis by Peter Keyel 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; …

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God of the Crumbs Mark 7:24-37 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew Metevelis 24[Jesus] set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice,25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about …

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God Has the Dirt on Us Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For the …

Thirteenth Sunday Pentecost after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

You Are What You Eat John 6:56-69 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said,] 56“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Don’t Starve John 6:51-58 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man …

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Jesus Breaks Our Diet to Feed Us Living Bread John 6:35, 41-51 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Mark A Marius 35Jesus said to [the crowd,] “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him …

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

THE CONSUMER SOCIETY John 6:24-35 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 6:25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, …