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

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 …

Ascension of Our Lord, Gospel Year B

A Shut and Open Case Luke 24:44-53 Ascension of Our Lord Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he …

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year B

Hatred Defeated by Jesus’ Love John 15:9-17 Sixth Sunday after Easter Analysis by James Squire 9As 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 …

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year B

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

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year B

I AM the Good Shepherd—but Who Are We? JOHN 10:11-18 Fourth Sunday after Easter Analysis by Mark A. Marius Jesus said:] 11“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the …

Third Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year B

PRESENCE MATTERS Luke 24:36b-48 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 36bJesus himself stood among [the disciples] 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 …

Second Sunday of Easter, Gospel Year B

NO LONGER ISOLATED, BUT TOGETHER AS THE LIVING BODY OF CHRIST John 20:19-31 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Matthew M. DeLoera 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 …

Maundy Thursday, Gospel Year B

God Undressed John 13:1-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 1Now 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. 2The devil had already put it into …

Palm Sunday, Gospel Year B

An Unremarkable Excursion with a Remarkable Finale Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples. 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find …

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

Lift High the Loss John 12:20-33 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Matt Metevelis Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip …

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

SIGNS OF LIFE . . . ETERNAL John 3:14-21 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Fred Niedner 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 “For God so loved the world that he …

Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

THE MARKETPLACE HAS BEEN REPLACED John 2:13-22 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 13The Passover of the Jews 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 …

Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

Failed Messiah FTW Mark 8:31-38 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Keyel 31 Then [Jesus] 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. 32 He said all this quite openly. …

First Sunday in Lent, Gospel Year B

The Zones We Inhabit Mark 1:9-15 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a …

Ash Wednesday, Gospel Year B

SPIRITUAL UPKEEP Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said to the disciples:] 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 you, as the …