Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

STILLING A STORM Mark 4:35-41 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm …

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

FARMER GOD Mark 4:26-34 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Paul Jaster [Jesus] also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then …

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Third Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

A NATION DIVIDED Mark 3:20-35 Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel The crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has …

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Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN Mark 2:23—3:6 Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 23One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?”25And he said to them, “Have you never …

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Holy Trinity Sunday, Gospel, Year B

THAT WIND: THE CHOOSING, THE BLOWING, THE SOUND John 3:1-17 The Holy Trinity Analysis by Marcus Felde 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that …

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The Day of Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

IN NEED OF AN ADVOCATE John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Mark Marius [Jesus said,] 26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. …

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

WORLDLY BEGINNINGS, HEAVENLY BELONGING John 17:6-19 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 6 “I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8 …

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

THIS OLD HOUSE John 15:9-17 Sixth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl [Jesus said:] 9“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things …

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

RECONNECTED John 15:1-8 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Nathan Hall “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to …

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Third Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

BY THE BOOK Luke 24:36a-48 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Chris Repp Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and …

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Second Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

PROFILE OF A BELIEVER John 20:19-31 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 19When 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 with you.” 20After he …

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The Resurrection of Our Lord, Gospel, Year B

WHERE IS THIS JESUS, WHOM YOU DECLARE RISEN? Mark 16:1-8 Resurrection of our Lord Analysis by Fred Niedner When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they …

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Good Friday, Gospel, Year B

AGENDAS REVEALED AND REPLACED (THE PHARISEES ARE NEARER THAN WE REALIZE) John 18:1—19:42 Good Friday Analysis by Matthew DeLoera DIAGNOSIS: The Agenda of Death Step 1: Initial Diagnosis (External Problem): Everyone Has an Agenda but Us We have a lot to argue about these days. Gun control. Prayer in schools. Immigration. Sexuality. Social programs. The list is endless. Though we …

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Maundy Thursday, Gospel, Year B

WASHED, FED, AND LED John 13:1-17, 31b Maundy Thursday Analysis by Paul Jaster 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 already put it …

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Palm Sunday / The Passion of Our Lord, Gospel, Year B

LITTLE THINGS Mark 14:1—15:47 (focus on Mark 14:27-42) Palm Sunday/The Passion of the Our Lord Analysis by Peter Keyel 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all become deserters; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 …

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

YOU WILL SEE HIM WHEN HE IS ON A CROSS John 12:20-33 The Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and told Andrew; …

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

WHEN CHRIST IS SAID AND DONE John 3:14-21 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Marcus Felde “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone …

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Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

THE MARKET CRASHES, CHRIST SERVES AS COLLATERAL John 2:13-22 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Mark Marius 13The Passover of the Jewish people 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 …

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Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

LOST AND FOUND IN LOVE Mark 8:31-38 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 31 Then he 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. 32He said all this quite openly. And …

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First Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

A NEW ADAM Mark 1:9-15 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11And a voice …

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