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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Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C

THE WHOLE TRUTH John 16:12-15 Holy Trinity Sunday Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he …

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The Day of Pentecost

UNFINISHED BUSINESS John 14:8-17 [25-27] The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. …

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN John 17:20-26 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they …

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

JUDAS: ISCARIOT, OR NOT ISCARIOT John 14:23-29 Sixth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Marcus Felde Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the …

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

LOST WITHOUT LOVE John 13:31-35 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Mark A. Marius 31 When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in God’s own self and will glorify …

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C Gospel

FLOCKS & BOXES John 10:22-30 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Eric W. Evers 22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will …

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Third Sunday of Easter, Year C, Gospel

GRACE IN ORDINARY TIME John 21:1-19 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of …

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year C, Gospel

Where God Shows Up John 20:19-31 Second Sunday after Easter Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 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 stood among them and said, “Peace be …

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Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday, Gospel, Year C

FAITH RISING Luke 24:1-12 Resurrection of Our Lord Analysis by Nathan Hall 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women who had come with him (presumably Jesus, not Joseph of Arimathea) from Galilee] came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away …

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Easter Vigil, Gospel Year C

Out of the Box John 20:1-18 Easter Vigil Analysis by Chris Repp Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one …

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Good Friday, Gospel Year C

WHO’S IN CHARGE? John 18:1-19:42 Good Friday Analysis by Steven Albertin Author’s Note: The Johannine Passion account of Good Friday is filled with many characters: Judas, Peter, Annas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, the Jews, the soldiers, Mary and “the disciple whom he loved.” However, at the center of this cast of characters is Pontius Pilate, and his interaction with …

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Maundy Thursday, Gospel, Year C

A HOLY, DISORDERED HENKERSMAHLZEIT John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Fred Niedner 1 Now 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. 2 The devil had …

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Sunday of the Passion, Gospel, Year C

Christ’s (Com)Passion for Liars and Criminals Luke 23:1-49 Sunday of the Passion Analysis by Brad Haugen Jesus before Pilate 23 Then the assembly rose as a body and brought Jesus[a] before Pilate. 2 They began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor, and saying that …

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

The Economics of Grace John 12:1-8 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 …

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

GOD’S RICHES AT CHRIST’S EXPENSE Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Paul Jaster 1 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: …

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Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

FRUITFUL TREES Luke 13:1-9 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Keyel 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other …

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Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year C

WE KNOCKED THE JAR OVER Luke 13:31-35 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing …

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First Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year C

Jesus. Not Like Us. For Us. Luke 4:1-13 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Marcus Felde 1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when …

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Ash Wednesday, Gospel Year C

The pious play saved by a passionate act Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Mark A Marius [Jesus said:] 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 …

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Sunday of the Transfiguration, Gospel Year C

A Mercifully Cloudy Forecast Luke 9:28-36 Sunday of the Transfiguration Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus[a] took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling …

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