Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

SIGN OF THE TIMES Luke 12:49-56 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 49 I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that …

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

FREEDOM LEADS TO LIFE Luke 12:32–40 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan Hall 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief …

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

OUT OF HOCK, TAKING STOCK Luke 12:13-21 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 13 Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said …

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

OUR FATHER, WHOM WE BUG AT MIDNIGHT Luke 11:1-13 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed …

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

GETTING YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT Luke 10:38-42 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steven Albertin 38 Now as [Jesus and his disciples] went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what …

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Living in God’s Mercy Luke 10:25-37 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Brad Haugen 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love …

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

LORD OF THE HARVEST Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce T. Martin 10:1. After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of them in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers …

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Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Following the Promise Luke 9:51-62 Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 …

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Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Declare What God Has Done Luke 8:26-39 Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Paul Jaster 26 Then [Jesus and his disciples] arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 As [Jesus] stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no …

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Holy Trinity Sunday, Year C

THE WHOLE TRUTH John 16:12-15 Holy Trinity Sunday Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he …

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The Day of Pentecost

UNFINISHED BUSINESS John 14:8-17 [25-27] The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. …

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Seventh Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN John 17:20-26 Seventh Sunday of Easter Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 20 “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they …

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Sixth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

JUDAS: ISCARIOT, OR NOT ISCARIOT John 14:23-29 Sixth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Marcus Felde Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the …

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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year C

LOST WITHOUT LOVE John 13:31-35 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Mark A. Marius 31 When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32 If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in God’s own self and will glorify …

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Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C Gospel

FLOCKS & BOXES John 10:22-30 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Eric W. Evers 22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will …

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Third Sunday of Easter, Year C, Gospel

GRACE IN ORDINARY TIME John 21:1-19 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of …

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year C, Gospel

Where God Shows Up John 20:19-31 Second Sunday after Easter Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 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 stood among them and said, “Peace be …

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Resurrection of Our Lord / Easter Sunday, Gospel, Year C

FAITH RISING Luke 24:1-12 Resurrection of Our Lord Analysis by Nathan Hall 1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women who had come with him (presumably Jesus, not Joseph of Arimathea) from Galilee] came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away …

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Easter Vigil, Gospel Year C

Out of the Box John 20:1-18 Easter Vigil Analysis by Chris Repp Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one …

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Good Friday, Gospel Year C

WHO’S IN CHARGE? John 18:1-19:42 Good Friday Analysis by Steven Albertin Author’s Note: The Johannine Passion account of Good Friday is filled with many characters: Judas, Peter, Annas, Caiaphas, Barabbas, the Jews, the soldiers, Mary and “the disciple whom he loved.” However, at the center of this cast of characters is Pontius Pilate, and his interaction with …

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