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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Third Sunday of Advent

ISAIAH AND THE WORLD CUP Isaiah 35:1-10 Third Sunday of Advent Analysis by Ben Williams 1The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,  the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus 2it shall blossom abundantly,  and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it,  the majesty of Carmel and …

Second Sunday of Advent

THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM, IN PIECES Isaiah 11:1-10 Second Sunday of Advent Analysis by Matthew DeLoera  1       A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2      The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit …

First Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

IN CASE OF RAPTURE, PLANT A TREE Matthew 24:36-44 First Sunday of Advent Analysis by Lori A. Cornell  [Jesus said to the disciples,] 36 “About that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming …

Reign of Christ Sunday

The Ironic Superman Luke 23:33-43 Reign of Christ Sunday Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. [[ 34Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”]] …

Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Where the Law Holds No Sway Luke 20:27-38 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matt Metevelis Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. “Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the …

All Saints Sunday

In Memory of the Saints Luke 6:20-31 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Ben Williams 20Then [Jesus] looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will …

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

When Jesus Is Wrong? Luke 19:1-10 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was …

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

A Pharisee, Jesus, and a Tax Collector Walk into a Bar Luke 18:9-14 20th Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and …

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus Does Faith for Us Luke 18:1-8 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by James Squire 1Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3In that city there was a …

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Curing Our Sin Disease Luke 17:11-19 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp 11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten men with a skin disease approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Freed from Ourselves Luke 17:5-10 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Jonas Ellison 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. 7Who among you …

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus Prizes Us Luke 16:19-31 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer [14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. 15 So Jesus said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings …

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Cheating Death Luke 16:1-13 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? …

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Irony is Not Lost with God Luke 15:1-10 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Mark A. Marius 1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to Jesus. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So Jesus told them this parable: 4“Which man …

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Terms of Peace Luke 14:25-33 (Philemon 1-21) Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 25 Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, 26 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Preferred Seating Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 1On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. … 7When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told …

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Sabbath Given, Embodied, and Shared Luke 13: 10-17 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew M. DeLoera 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable …

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Refocused on the Family Luke 12:49-56 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Nathan C. Hall 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 …

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Conspiring with the Holy Thief Luke 12:32-40 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell [Jesus said:] 32“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where …

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Seeing God in Christ and Our Neighbor Colossians 3:1-11 Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Brad Haugen 1So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for …