Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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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 they will …

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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; and others, …

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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 spirit immediately …

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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 people, do …

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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 bread that …

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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 among themselves, …

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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 the bread …

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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 you come …

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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 you come …

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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 there with …

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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 no leisure …

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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, “It is …

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

LOVE LEAVES AN IMPRESSION Mark 6:1-13 Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that …

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE SECRET TRUTH OF JESUS’ ABSENCE Mark 5:21-43 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce T. Martin Mark 5:21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came, and when he saw him, fell …

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

STILLING A STORM Mark 4:35-41 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm …

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

FARMER GOD Mark 4:26-34 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Paul Jaster [Jesus] also said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27 and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28 The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then …

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Third Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

A NATION DIVIDED Mark 3:20-35 Third Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Peter Keyel The crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has …

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Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN Mark 2:23—3:6 Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 23One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?”25And he said to them, “Have you never …

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Holy Trinity Sunday, Gospel, Year B

THAT WIND: THE CHOOSING, THE BLOWING, THE SOUND John 3:1-17 The Holy Trinity Analysis by Marcus Felde 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that …

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The Day of Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

IN NEED OF AN ADVOCATE John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 The Day of Pentecost Analysis by Mark Marius [Jesus said,] 26“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. …

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