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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Trinity Sunday Year B

DIVINE MYSTERIES John 3:1-17 Trinity Sunday Year B Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 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 you …

Pentecost, Year B

WHEN THE DEFENSE COUNSEL TESTIFIES   Pentecost, Year B Analysis by Fred Niedner John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 15:26 [Jesus said,]“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. 27 You also are to testify  because you have been with …

The Ascension of Our Lord, Year B

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT   Luke 24:44-53 The Ascension of Our Lord, Year B Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you – that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” …

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B

THE CRISIS OF THE LIVING GOD   Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B Analysis by Ben Williams 15In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, 16“Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who …

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B

JESUS IS DYING TO ABIDE WITH US   John 15:9-17 6th Sunday of Easter, Year B Analysis by James Squire 9“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in …

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B

WHOSE LOVE?   1 John 4:7-21 Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B Analysis by Peter Keyel 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us …

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B

THE GOOD SHEPHERD IS LOVE   1 John 3:16-24 Fourth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Mark A Marius 16 We know love by this, that [Jesus Christ] laid down his life for us – and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s …

Third Sunday of Easter, Year B

THE GHOST AND THE PROMISE   Luke 24:36b-48 Third Sunday of Easter, Year B Analysis by Matt Metevelis 36While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, “Why are you …

The Second Sunday of Easter, Year B

SHOWING UP – IT’S ESSENTIAL   John 20:19-31  The Second Sunday of Easter  Analysis by Glenn L. Monson   19When 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 …

The Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B

THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL   Mark 16:1-8 The Resurrection of Our Lord, Year B Analysis by Chris Repp 1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun …

Good Friday, Year B

DEATH MEETS ITS MASTER   John 19:16b-30 Good Friday Analysis by Paul G. Theiss 16bSo they took Jesus; 17and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus …

Maundy Thursday, Year B

GETTING WASHED UP, HEAD TO TOE   John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Maundy Thursday Analysis by Ella Moehlman   1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The …

Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, Year B

MAKING AN ENTRANCE WITH CHRIST AND HIS PROMISE   Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion, Year B Analysis by Michael Hoy Author’s note:  The selected text for this study is from the processional gospel for Palm Sunday. This gospel is deeply woven in the passion predictions and the passion narrative, to which references will be made.  …

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B

“AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO REFUSE”   John 12:20-33 Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B Analysis by Chris Neumann   20Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22Philip went and …

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B

“PATIENCE AMIDST THE SNAKES”   Numbers 21:4-9 Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B Analysis by Steven E. Albertin   4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have …

Third Sunday in Lent, Year B

IT’S OUR FATHER’S HOUSE   John 2:13-22 Third Sunday in Lent, Year B Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 13The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all …

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 …