Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

Listed below are the Sabbatheologies that travel around the world each week via the Internet.

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

THE PRODIGAL SOWER’S UNLIKELY HARVEST Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he …

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

JESUS’ GRACE IS FOR OUR CREDIT Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 16“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18For …

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Chasing Welcome Rewards Matthew 10:40-42 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel [Jesus speaks] 40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of …

Third Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Bad Peace and Good Strife (The Sayings We Live By) Matthew 10:24-39 Third Sunday of Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 24 “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called …

Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Healing the World Second Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 9:35-10:8 Analysis by Bruce T. Martin 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were …

Holy Trinity Sunday, Gospel Year A

Tribalism Reborn as Ministry Matthew 28:16-20 Holy Trinity Sunday Analysis by James Squire 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given …

The Day of Pentecost, Gospel Year A

The Holy Spirit Speaks Truth into Our World Acts 2:1-21 The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Mark A. Marius 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were …

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

Let God Rise Up Psalms 68:1-10, 32-35 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Marcus Felde Psalm 68 To the leader. Of David. A Psalm. A Song. Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before …

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

CAUGHT AND RELEASED Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm 66:8-20 Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 8Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, 9who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip. 10For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. 11You …

The Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

PRAYER AND PRAISE Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 1In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness. 2Incline your ear to me; make haste to de- liver me. 3Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for …

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

Life Wins John 10:1-10 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Chris Repp 1‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3The gatekeeper opens the gate …

The Third Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

“O LORD, I PRAY, SAVE MY LIFE” Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 1I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs …

The Second Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year A

The LORD of History Psalm 16 The Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce T. Martin 16:1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. 2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” 3As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom …

Easter Vigil, Gospel Year A

God Remains Faithful Psalm 118:1-2, [5-13], 14-24, [25-29] Easter Vigil Analysis by Nathan Hall 1 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his steadfast love endures forever!  2 Let Israel say,  “His steadfast love endures forever.”  3 Let the house of Aaron say,  “His steadfast love endures forever.”  4 Let those who fear the …

Maundy Thursday, Gospel Year A

Let Me Drink That for You Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 116:1 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 12 What shall I return to the LORD for …

Easter Sunday, Gospel Year A

Taking Hold of Jesus in the Face of Death Matthew 28:1-10 Easter Sunday / Day of the Resurrection Analysis by Brad Haugen 1After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the …

Good Friday, Gospel Year A

Between Doubt and Faith Psalm 22 Good Friday Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 1My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 2O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest. 3Yet you …

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 …