Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

These texts are “parsed” according to the famous Crossings “Diagnosis/Prognosis” style. Click HERE to learn about our Method.

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Getting What You Don’t Deserve Matthew 20:1-16 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage,, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When …

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Patience? How about Forgiveness and Release Instead! Matthew 18:21-35 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by James Squire 18Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you …

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

BOUND TO GOD’S PROMISES Matthew 18:15-20 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 15If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, …

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

OUR UNDENIABLE MESSIAH Matthew 16:21-28 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 21 From that time on, [after Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah,] Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Freed to Build the Beloved Community Matthew 16:13-20 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one …

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Getting to the Heart of Things Matthew 15: [10-20] 21-28 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp [Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12Then the …

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

The Lord over Our Fears Matthew 14:22-33 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Brad Haugen 22[Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while he dismissed the crowds.23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When …

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Hope Is Our Food Matthew 14:13–21 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan Hall 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; …

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

It Doesn’t Look Like Much Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 31He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest …

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Are You There, God, It’s Me Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 24 [Jesus] put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then …

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 …