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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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel Year B

A COLLISION IN THE SYNAGOGUE Mark 1:21-28 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 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 …

Third Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year B

Jesus Calls and Connects Us Mark 1:14-20 Third Sunday of Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16 As Jesus passed …

Second Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year B

Jesus Transforms Our Scrutiny John 1:43-51 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 43 The 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 about whom …

Baptism of Our Lord, Gospel Year B

God’s Gift of Baptism Baptism of Our Lord Mark 1:4-11 Analysis by Brad Haugen 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river …

Second Sunday of Christmas, Gospel Year B

SEARCH AND RESCUE John 1:10-18 Second Sunday of Christmas Analysis by Nathan Hall He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who …

First Sunday After Christmas, Year B

The Time Has Come! First Sunday After Christmas Luke 2:22-40 Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 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 …

Christmas Day, Year B

God’s Special Agent John 1:1-14 Christmas Day Analysis by Cathy Lessmann In 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 being 4in …

Christmas Eve, Year B

The Camel Outside Our Palace Luke 2:1-20 Christmas Eve, Year B Analysis by Matt Metevelis In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. …

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B

SEIZED BY THE LORD WHO IS “WITH YOU” Luke 1:26-38 Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Fred Niedner Luke 1:26-38 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The …

Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

IS THERE ANYTHING NEW TO BE SAID? John 1:6-8, 19-28 Third Sunday in Advent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify …

Second Sunday of Advent 2, Year B

United by Our Failures Mark 1: 1-8 Second Sunday of Advent 2, Year B Analysis by Peter Keyel 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the …

First Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year B

A Threat or a Promise? Mark 13:24-37 First Sunday of Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then …

Christ the King Sunday, Gospel Year A

Holy Amnesia Matthew 25:31-46 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a …

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Being a Theologian of the Cross* Matthew 25:14-20 Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp [Jesus said to the disciples:] 14“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to …

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Awakened to Shine Matthew 25:1-13 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Brad Haugen 1Then 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 wise …

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Being Made Sufficient Matthew 23:1–12 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (All Saints Day) Analysis by Nathan Hall 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; 3 therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not …

BONUS: Reformation Sunday, Gospel Year A

Forgive and Forget? Jeremiah 31:31-34 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 31The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand …

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

BELONGING TO THE GOD OF THE LIVING Matthew 22:23-46 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 23 The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying, 24 “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies childless, his brother shall marry the widow, and raise up children …

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

TRICKS, TRAPS, TAXES AND TESTS Matthew 22:15-22 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bill White Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, …

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year A

Lucifer, We Need to Talk Matthew 22:1-14 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Cathy Lessmann Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the …