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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Palm Sunday, Gospel Year A

I REST MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS, O GOD; BUT FIRST, HEAR MY LAMENT! Psalm 31:9-16 Palm Sunday Analysis by Fred Niedner 9 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. 10 For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with …

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year A

TAKEN OUT OF THE DEPTHS Psalm 130 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. 2 Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications! 3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you, …

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year A

Walking the Darkest Valley Psalm 23 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Keyel 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though …

Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year A

Massah to Messiah Psalm 95 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 1 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 3 …

Second Sunday of Lent, Gospel Year A

Our Hill to Die On, Our Help Eternal Psalm 121 Second Sunday of Lent Analysis by James Squire 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps …

First Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year A

Delivered from Myself Psalm 32 A MaskilOf David First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Chris Repp 1Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3While I kept silence, my body wasted away through my groaning all …

Ash Wednesday, Gospel Year A

SINCE WE CAN’T SKIRT THE DIRT, GOD IMPARTS A NEW HEART Psalm 51:1-17 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Mark A. Marius 1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, …

Transfiguration, Gospel Year A

Overwhelmed to Supercharged Matthew 17:1-9 Transfiguration Analysis by Marcus Felde Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly there appeared …

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year A

Ten Words of Promise Matthew 5:21-37 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Paul Jaster 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will …

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year A

THE EXCEEDING RIGHTEOUSNESS Matthew 5:13-20 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Bruce K Modahl [Jesus said:] 13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.   14“You are the light …

4th Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel Year A

BLESSED BY THE CURSED ONE Matthew 5:1-12 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:   3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the …

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel Year A

FAME, FORTUNE, AND FISHES Matthew 4:12-23 Third Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 12Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah …

Second Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year A

REFOCUSING THE SPOTLIGHT John 1:29-42 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me …

Baptism of Our Lord, Epiphany, Gospel Year A

God’s Decision in Baptism Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Brad Haugen 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it …

Second Sunday of Christmas, Gospel Year A

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 of Christmas, Gospel Year A

CHRISTMAS TEARS Matthew 2:13-23 First Sunday of Christmas 1A Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 13 Now after [the wise men] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is …

Christmas Day, Gospel Year A

Messages Break and Make Us Luke 2:8-20 Christmas Day Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 2:8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the …

Christmas Eve, Gospel Year A

OFF THE CHARTS Luke 2:1-14 Christmas Eve Analysis by Fred Niedner 1 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. 4 Joseph also …

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

Does This Act Make Me Look Righteous? Matthew 1:18-25 Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her …

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 …