Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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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 …

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 …