Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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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 …

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

BOUND FOR GEHENNA, ONE WAY OR ANOTHER Mark 9:38-50 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Rank No More Mark 9:30-37 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 30They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, …

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God Returns Our Shame with Mercy Mark 8:27-38 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B Analysis by Peter Keyel 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; …

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God of the Crumbs Mark 7:24-37 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew Metevelis 24[Jesus] set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice,25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about …

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God Has the Dirt on Us Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For the …

Thirteenth Sunday Pentecost after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

You Are What You Eat John 6:56-69 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said,] 56“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Don’t Starve John 6:51-58 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man …

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Jesus Breaks Our Diet to Feed Us Living Bread John 6:35, 41-51 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Mark A Marius 35Jesus said to [the crowd,] “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 41Then the Jews began to complain about him …

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

THE CONSUMER SOCIETY John 6:24-35 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 6:25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, …

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

NO LONGER SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS, BUT CHILDREN OF GOD John 6:1-21 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew M. DeLoera 1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the …

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

For a Desperate World, Shepherds Are on the Way Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by James Squire 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming …

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

God’s Undying Loyalty Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Mark 6:14-29 Analysis by Brad Haugen 14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It …

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Pursued by the Word Mark 6:1-13 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan C. Hall He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What …

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

HOLY INTERRUPTIONS Mark 5:21-43 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet …

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Bon Voyage! Mark 4:35-41 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 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 …

Third Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Growing Secrets Mark 4:26-34 Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 26 He 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, …

Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year B

United for a Better Life Mark 3:20-25 Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 20And the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from …

Trinity Sunday, Gospel Year B

Healing Hands John 3: 1 -17 Trinity Sunday Analysis by Matt Metevelis Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He 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 you do …

Pentecost, Gospel Year B

Guided into Truth John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel 15:26 “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. 27 You also are to testify because you have been with me from the …