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 Easter, Gospel Year B

NO LONGER ISOLATED, BUT TOGETHER AS THE LIVING BODY OF CHRIST John 20:19-31 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Matthew M. DeLoera 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and …

Maundy Thursday, Gospel Year B

God Undressed John 13:1-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into …

Palm Sunday, Gospel Year B

An Unremarkable Excursion with a Remarkable Finale Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find …

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

Lift High the Loss John 12:20-33 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Matt Metevelis Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip …

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

SIGNS OF LIFE . . . ETERNAL John 3:14-21 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Fred Niedner 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he …

Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

THE MARKETPLACE HAS BEEN REPLACED John 2:13-22 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them …

Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

Failed Messiah FTW Mark 8:31-38 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Keyel 31 Then [Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. …

First Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

The Zones We Inhabit Mark 1:9-15 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a …

Ash Wednesday, Gospel Year B

SPIRITUAL UPKEEP Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.   2“So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the …

Transfiguration Sunday, Gospel Year B

The Ups and Downs of Discipleship Mark 9:2-9 Transfiguration Sunday Analysis by Chris Repp 2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. …

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year B

The Night Light Cures All Mark 1:29-39 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Mark A Marius 29As soon as Jesus and the disciples left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31Jesus came …

Third Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year B

Jesus Calls and Connects Us Mark 1:14-20 Third Sunday of Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed …

Second Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year B

Jesus Transforms Our Scrutiny John 1:43-51 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom …

Baptism of Our Lord, Gospel Year B

God’s Gift of Baptism Baptism of Our Lord Mark 1:4-11 Analysis by Brad Haugen 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river …

Second Sunday of Christmas, Gospel Year B

SEARCH AND RESCUE John 1:10-18 Second Sunday of Christmas Analysis by Nathan Hall He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who …

First Sunday After Christmas, Year B

The Time Has Come! First Sunday After Christmas Luke 2:22-40 Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as …

Christmas Day, Year B

God’s Special Agent John 1:1-14 Christmas Day Analysis by Cathy Lessmann In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in …

Christmas Eve, Year B

The Camel Outside Our Palace Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve, Year B Analysis by Matt Metevelis In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. …

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

SEIZED BY THE LORD WHO IS “WITH YOU” Luke 1:26-38 Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Fred Niedner Luke 1:26-38 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The …

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

IS THERE ANYTHING NEW TO BE SAID? John 1:6-8, 19-28 Third Sunday in Advent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify …