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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Second Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

Amiss But Not Lost Matthew 3:1-12 Second Sunday in Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”[a] 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one …

First Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

IN CASE OF RAPTURE, PLANT A TREE Matthew 24:36-44 First Sunday of Advent Analysis by Lori A. Cornell  [Jesus said to the disciples,] 36 “About that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming …

Thanksgiving, Gospel Year C

Full of Loaf or Full of Life? (Jesus asking) John 6:25-35 Thanksgiving Analysis by Marcus Felde 25 When [the disciples] found [Jesus] on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw …

Christ the King Sunday, Gospel Year C

CROSS PURPOSES Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Mark A. Marius 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 ⟦Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”⟧ …

23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

SHIP OF THE CROSS, SHIP OF STATE Luke 21:5-19 Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost Analysis by James Squire 5 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will …

22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

BOUND Luke 20:27-38 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to [Jesus] 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up …

All Saints Sunday, Gospel Year C

Blessing over Woe Luke 6:20-31 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Brad Haugen 20 Then [Jesus] looked up at his disciples and said:  “Blessed are you who are poor,   for yours is the kingdom of God.  21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now,   for you will be filled.  “Blessed are you who weep now,   for you will …

Reformation Sunday, Gospel Year C

WHO REALLY BENEFITS HERE? John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are descendants of …

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

Persistent Hope Luke 18:1-8 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow …

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

CLEAN, HEALED, WHOLE Luke 17:11-19 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

SEEKERS AND SERVANTS Luke 17:5-10 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a[a] mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. …

Saint Michael and All Angels, Gospel Year C

I Watched Satan Fall Luke 10:17-20 & Revelation 12:7-12 Saint Michael and All Angels Analysis by Paul Jaster 17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!” 18 He said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning. 19 See, I have given you …

fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

Served by One Master Luke 16:1-13 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear …

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

I FOUND IT! Luke 15:1-10 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 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: 4 “Which one of …

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

A LINE IN THE SAND Luke 14:25-33 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Marcus Felde Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus]; and he turned and said to them, 26 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. 27 …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

SIT, SEAT, SATE Luke 14:1, 7-14 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Mark A. Marius 1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he …

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

THE UNEXPECTED RESCUE Luke 13:10-17 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 …

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

SIGN OF THE TIMES Luke 12:49-56 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 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, Year C

FREEDOM LEADS TO LIFE Luke 12:32–40 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan Hall 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief …

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

OUT OF HOCK, TAKING STOCK Luke 12:13-21 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 13 Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said …