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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Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE MERCIFUL APOCALYPSE Mark 13:1-8 Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Ed Schroeder Dear Crossings Readers: Here is a wonderful blast from the past, from our own Crossings Co-Founder and -Father, Ed Schroeder. Enjoy his ever-relevant analysis. Lori A. Cornell, Series Editor Sabbatarians, Mark’s apocalypse is the linchpin between Jesus’ final confrontation with the people of the …

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE WIDOW, THE ORPHAN, AND THE RESCUED PREACHER Mark 12:38-44 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Jerome Burce 38 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places …

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All Saints Sunday, Gospel, Year B

IN GOD’S GRIP John 11:32-44 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Bruce T. Martin 32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, …

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Reformation Sunday, Gospel, Year B

Changing the Narrative John 8:31 – 36 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 31Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and …

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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

Asking for Death, Getting Life Mark 10:34-45 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ …

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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

HEIRS OF ETERNAL LIFE Mark 10:17-31 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is …

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

IN THE ARMS OF JESUS Mark 10:2-16 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steve Albertin 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test [Jesus] they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and …

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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

BE AT PEACE Mark 9:38-50 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Paul Jaster 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 a deed of power in …

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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

Service in Place of Greatness Mark 9:30-37 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B Analysis by Peter Keyel 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and …

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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

WHAT WE TRY TO KEEP, WE LOSE; WHAT WE GIVE TO JESUS, WE SAVE Mark 8:27-38 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 27Jesus 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?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; …

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Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

HE CAME NOT TO ASTONISH BUT TO FEED Mark 7:24-37 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Marcus Felde 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, but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean …

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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

RULES NEED TO BE BROKEN Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Analysis by Mark Marius Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jewish …

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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

OFFENSIVE LOVE John 6:56-69 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58 This is the …

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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

JESUS IS THE BREAD OF LIFE John 6:51-58 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl [Jesus said,] 51“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 …

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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE BREAD THAT SATISFIES John 6:35, 41-51 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan Hall 35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. … 41 Then the Jews began to complain about him because he said, “I am …

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE WORK OF GOD John 6:24-35 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Michael Hoy 24So 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. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did …

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE WORK OF GOD John 6:24-35 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Michael Hoy 24So 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. 25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did …

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

A BETTER EXODUS John 6:1-21 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down …

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

RESTLESS IN THE WILDERNESS Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had …

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

BACK TO THE FUTURE Mark 6:14-29 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 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, …

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