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.

We are open to people using our material as long as it is properly attributed, including a reference to our website, and the material is not substantially changed.

 

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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All Saints Sunday, Gospel, Year B

IN GOD’S GRIP John 11:32-44 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Bruce T. Martin 32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, …

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Reformation Sunday, Gospel, Year B

Changing the Narrative John 8:31 – 36 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 31Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and …

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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

Asking for Death, Getting Life Mark 10:34-45 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ …

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Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

HEIRS OF ETERNAL LIFE Mark 10:17-31 Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is …

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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel, Year B

IN THE ARMS OF JESUS Mark 10:2-16 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Steve Albertin 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test [Jesus] they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and …

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