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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Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

ECONOMIES AND GENEROSITIES Luke 6:27-38 Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Bruce K Modahl 27 But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; …

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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

THE GREAT LEVELER Luke 6:17-26 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him …

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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

Two Ways to Catch Fish/People Luke 5:1-11 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Cathy Lessmann Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fisherman had gone out …

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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

GRACE AS A GIFT OF THE GIVER Luke 4:21–30 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Nathan Hall 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not …

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

ANOINTED TO BRING GOOD NEWS Luke 4:14-21 Third Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Fred Niedner 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised (doxazo) by everyone. 16 When he came …

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year C

Thanks to one of our veteran writers and colleagues in the Crossings method, the Rev. Dr. Steve Kuhl, for contributing this piece a few years back: THE INTERSECTION OF TWO FEASTS John 2:1-11 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Steven Kuhl 1 On the third day there was a c, and the mother of Jesus was …

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Baptism of our Lord, Year C, Gospel, 2019

SOWING, THRESHING, AND SWEEPING Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful …

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Baptism of our Lord, Year C, Gospel

More Powerful Than Power A new text study for The Baptism of Our Lord will be available soon. For now, enjoy this wonderful study provided for Year C by our own Ron Neustadt. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Baptism of our Lord Analysis by Ron C. Neustadt 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning …

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The Epiphany of Our Lord, Gospel, Year C

THE HEART ALWAYS HAS A KING The Epiphany of Our Lord Matthew 2:1-12 Analysis by Timothy Hoyer In 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 …

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First Sunday after Christmas, Year C, Gospel

Why Can’t Jesus Behave? Luke 2:41-52 First Sunday of Christmas Analysis by Peter Keyel 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the …

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Christmas, Year C, Gospel

WHO IS HE? WHO ARE WE? John 1:1-14 Christmas Day Analysis by Paul Jaster 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. …

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Christmas Eve, Year C, Gospel

GOD INCARNATE FOR THOSE WHO NEED A HOME Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 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 …

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C, Gospel

WHAT MADE THE VIRGIN MARY THE BVM Luke 1:39-55 (including the “Magnificat”) Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Marcus Felde 39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in …

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Third Sunday of Advent, Year C, Gospel

COMING FULL CIRCLE Luke 3:7-18 Third Sunday of Advent Analysis by Mark A. Marius 7John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as …

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Second Sunday of Advent, Year C, Gospel

A WAY WHERE THERE IS NO WAY Luke 3:1-6 Second Sunday of Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler …

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First Sunday in Advent, Year C, Gospel

THE END IS WHERE WE START FROM Luke 21:25-36 First Sunday in Advent Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 25There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is …

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Thanksgiving, Year B, Gospel

FROM WORRY TO THANKSGIVING Matthew 6:25-33 Thanksgiving Day Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl  25″Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of …

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Christ the King Sunday

Longing to Belong John 18:33-37 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters[a] again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a …

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE MERCIFUL APOCALYPSE Mark 13:1-8 Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Ed Schroeder Dear Crossings Readers: Here is a wonderful blast from the past, from our own Crossings Co-Founder and -Father, Ed Schroeder. Enjoy his ever-relevant analysis. Lori A. Cornell, Series Editor Sabbatarians, Mark’s apocalypse is the linchpin between Jesus’ final confrontation with the people of the …

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

THE WIDOW, THE ORPHAN, AND THE RESCUED PREACHER Mark 12:38-44 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Jerome Burce 38 As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places …

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