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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Second Sunday in Lent, Year B

A BRUTALLY HONEST INTERNAL LENTEN DIALOGUE   Jonas Ellison Mark 8:31-38 Second Sunday in Lent, Year B 31Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes and be killed and after three days rise again. 32He said all this …

First Sunday in Lent, Year B

WILDERNESS TRANSFORMED   First Sunday in Lent, Year B Mark 1:9-15 Analysis by Brad Haugen 9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on …

Ash Wednesday – Year B

THE PROBLEM AND PROMISE OF REWARDS   Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Analysis by Bruce K Modahl [Jesus said to the disciples:] 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 …

Transfiguration of Our Lord/Last Sunday after Epiphany  – Year B

A VISION OF JESUS’ FUTURE – AND OURS  Mark 9:2-9 Transfiguration of Our Lord/Last Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Fred Niedner  2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as …

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – Year B

PROCLAIMING THE MESSAGE Mark 1:29-39 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Ben Williams 29As soon as [Jesus and the disciples] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her …

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

THE LOVE THAT SURPASSES ALL AUTHORITY Mark 1:21-28 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 21They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23Just then there was in their synagogue …

Third Sunday After Epiphany

The Good News is the Real Celebrity Mark 1:14-20 Third Sunday After Epiphany Analysis by James Squire    14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the …

Second Sunday after Epiphany

“Does ‘Come and see’ always work?” John 1:43-51 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Peter Keyel   43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him …

Baptism of Our Lord

Jesus comes to restore order anew Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Mark A. Marius   Genesis 1:1-5: 1In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face …

Epiphany of Our Lord

Are You Disturbed? Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany of Our Lord Analysis by Matt Metevelis 1In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and …

The First Sunday of Christmas

Crisis or Kairos Luke 2:22-40 The First Sunday of Christmas Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to …

The Nativity of Our Lord

“Reaching into the Darkness”  John 1:1-14 The Nativity of Our Lord Analysis by Chris Repp  1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2He was in the beginning with God.  3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into …

The Nativity of Our Lord:  Christmas Eve

Lighten Our Darkness Luke 2:1-20 The Nativity of Our Lord:  Christmas Eve Analysis by Michael Hoy  1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph …

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

FROM NOBODY TO EMBODIED WITH GOD Luke 1:26-38 Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Paul G. Theiss 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28And …

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

“MORE” Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Third Sunday of Advent Analysis by Steven E. Albertin   1The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2to …

Second Sunday in Advent, Year B

READY OR NOT, HERE I COME Mark 1:1-8 Second Sunday in Advent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer   1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3the voice of one crying …

First Sunday in Advent, Year B

Free from God’s ETA Mark 13:24-37 First Sunday in Advent Analysis by Jonas Ellison   24“But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see ‘the …

Christ the King Sunday, Year A

Trusting and Serving Christ in Our Neighbor Christ the King Sunday Matthew 25:31-46 Analysis by Brad Haugen   31When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one …

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A

THE GOSPEL TRADE Matthew 25:14-30 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl   14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he …

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A

PREPARE FOR DELAY Matthew 25:1-13 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the …