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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Pentecost

Getting Un-clumped Genesis 11:1-9 Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp 1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” …

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Unfettered Freedom Acts 16: 16-34 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Jonas Ellison 16One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. 17While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men …

Sixth Sunday of Easter

HELP! I NEED SOMEBODY! Acts 16: 9-15 Sixth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 9During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that …

Fifth Sunday of Easter

GOD CLEANS UP OUR PROFANITY Acts 11: 1-18 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Mark A Marius 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised …

Fourth Sunday of Easter

New Garments Acts 9: 36-43 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Fred Niedner 36 Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity.  37 At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her …

Third Sunday of Easter

THE WAY Acts 9: 1-6 [7-20] Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, …

Second Sunday of Easter

Obeying God, or Obeying Ourselves? Acts 5:27-32 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you …

Easter Sunday

Impartial, Not Indiscriminate, Love Acts 10:34-43 Easter Sunday/Resurrection of Our Lord Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 34Peter began to speak to [the people]: “I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36You know the message he sent to the people …

Easter Vigil

Celebrating God’s Love for All Romans 6:3-11 Easter Vigil Analysis by Brad Haugen 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory …

Good Friday

Between Doubt and Faith Psalm 22 Good Friday Analysis by Stephen 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 …

Maundy Thursday

The Radiant Glow of Compassion John 13:1-17, 31-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 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 …

Palm Sunday

A Plundered God Philippians 2:5-11 Palm Sunday Analysis by Matthew Metevelis  5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,  6who, though he was in the form of God,  did not regard equality with God  as something to be exploited,  7but emptied himself,  taking the form of a slave,  being born in human likeness. …

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Assuming Intentions John 12:1-8 Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Ben Williams 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of …

Fourth Sunday in Lent

A Ministry of Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Peter Kevel 17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has; 19 that is, in Christ …

Third Sunday in Lent

Merits versus Mercy Luke 13:1-9 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than …

Second Sunday in Lent

Jesus: Antidote for the Poison of Sin Luke 13:31-35 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by James Squire 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and …

First Sunday in Lent

Saved from the Time of Trial Luke 4:1-13 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Chris Repp 1“Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they …

Ash Wednesday

No Performance Required Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Jonas Ellison 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 hypocrites do in the synagogues and …

Transfiguration of Our Lord

Listen to the Sound of Mercy Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) Transfiguration of Our Lord Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling …

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Measuring Up Your Enemies by Love   Luke 6:27-38 Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Mark A. Marius [Jesus said:] 27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the …