Lectionary Text Study Sabbatheology

 

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

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Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

A Story of the Heart Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 15 “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. 16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the LORD your God, walking in his ways, …

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Turning Us Inside-Out Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12) Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Jonas Ellison 1Shout out, do not hold back!   Lift up your voice like a trumpet!  Announce to my people their rebellion,   to the house of Jacob their sins.  2Yet day after day they seek me   and delight to know my ways,  as if they …

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

On Trial Micah 6:1-8 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 1Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 2Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with his people, and …

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Fishing with Jesus Matthew 4:12-23 Third Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Brad Haugen 12Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14so that what had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be …

Second Sunday after Epiphany

God’s Archery Isaiah 42:1-7 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Chris Repp 1 Listen to me, O coastlands; pay attention, you peoples from far away! The Lord called me before I was born; while I was in my mother’s womb he named me. 2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his …

Baptism of Jesus

From Trashcan to Trash Collector Isaiah 42:1-9 The Baptism of Jesus Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 1Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. 2He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard …

Christmas 1

WHAT’S IN A NAME Luke 2:15-21 The Name of Jesus Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16So they went with …

Christmas Eve/Day

LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, PEACE WITHOUT END Isaiah 9:2-7 Christmas Eve/Day Analysis by Fred Niedner 2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with …

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Weakness of a Child Isaiah 7:10-16 Fourth Sunday in Advent Analysis by Nathan C. Hall 10 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the …

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 …