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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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

UNEXPECTED GIVING Luke 4:21-30 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” 23 He said …

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

The Failed Hero Who Saves Luke 4:14–21 (NRSV) Third Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Nathan Hall 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 When he …

Second Sunday after Epiphany

More Than Wine John 2:1-11 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They …

Baptism of Our Lord, Gospel Year C

God’s Beloved Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Brad Haugen       15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than …

Second Sunday of Christmas

Author’s Note: Today’s Gospel is that “other” version of the Christmas story with which so many people are unfamiliar: the Prologue of the Gospel of John. Unlike the homely and down-to-earth accounts of the Nativity that are in Luke and Matthew, John quotes an early Christian hymn that portrays the wonder of the Nativity in the language …

First Sunday of Christmas

MARY, DID YOU KNOW? Luke 2:41-52 First Sunday of Christmas Analysis by Joseph Justus van der Sabb 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, …

Christmas, Gospel Year C

From Old News to Good News Luke 2:8-20 Christmas Day Analysis by Matt Metevelis   8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel …

Christmas Eve, Gospel Year C

From the Editor: Please welcome a new writer to our fold: the Rev. Ben Williams. Ben was my Intern Pastor in a previous call, and has done me proud with this submission. Merry Christmas Eve, in advance. Lori Registered Belonging Luke 2:1-20 Nativity of Our Lord, Christmas Eve Analysis by Ben Williams  1In those days a decree …

Fourth Sunday after Advent , Gospel Year C

God’s Ambitions Are Greater than Ours Luke 1:39-45 [46-55] Fourth Sunday after Advent Analysis by Peter Keyel 39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in …

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 …