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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Fifth Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

RECONNECTED John 15:1-8 Fifth Sunday of Easter Analysis by Nathan Hall “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to …

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Third Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

BY THE BOOK Luke 24:36a-48 Third Sunday of Easter Analysis by Chris Repp 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 frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and …

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Second Sunday of Easter, Gospel, Year B

PROFILE OF A BELIEVER John 20:19-31 Second Sunday of Easter Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 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 said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he …

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The Resurrection of Our Lord, Gospel, Year B

WHERE IS THIS JESUS, WHOM YOU DECLARE RISEN? Mark 16:1-8 Resurrection of our Lord Analysis by Fred Niedner When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they …

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Good Friday, Gospel, Year B

AGENDAS REVEALED AND REPLACED (THE PHARISEES ARE NEARER THAN WE REALIZE) John 18:1—19:42 Good Friday Analysis by Matthew DeLoera DIAGNOSIS: The Agenda of Death Step 1: Initial Diagnosis (External Problem): Everyone Has an Agenda but Us We have a lot to argue about these days. Gun control. Prayer in schools. Immigration. Sexuality. Social programs. The list is endless. Though we …

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Maundy Thursday, Gospel, Year B

WASHED, FED, AND LED John 13:1-17, 31b Maundy Thursday Analysis by Paul Jaster 1 Now 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. 2 The devil had already put it …

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Palm Sunday / The Passion of Our Lord, Gospel, Year B

LITTLE THINGS Mark 14:1—15:47 (focus on Mark 14:27-42) Palm Sunday/The Passion of the Our Lord Analysis by Peter Keyel 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all become deserters; for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 29 …

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Fifth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

YOU WILL SEE HIM WHEN HE IS ON A CROSS John 12:20-33 The Fifth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 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 told Andrew; …

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Fourth Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

WHEN CHRIST IS SAID AND DONE John 3:14-21 Fourth Sunday in Lent Analysis by Marcus Felde “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” 16For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone …

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Third Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

THE MARKET CRASHES, CHRIST SERVES AS COLLATERAL John 2:13-22 Third Sunday in Lent Analysis by Mark Marius 13The Passover of the Jewish people 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 of them …

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Second Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

LOST AND FOUND IN LOVE Mark 8:31-38 Second Sunday in Lent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 31 Then 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 quite openly. And …

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First Sunday in Lent, Gospel, Year B

A NEW ADAM Mark 1:9-15 First Sunday in Lent Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 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 him. 11And a voice …

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Ash Wednesday, Gospel, Year B

REWARDING PIETY Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday Analysis by Chris Repp 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 before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the …

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord, Gospel, Year B

WONDERFULLY TRANSFORMED Mark 9:2-9 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 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 no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to …

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel, Year B

STAYING ON MESSAGE Mark 1:29-39 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by Steven C. Kuhl 1 29As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and …

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Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year B

MAKING UNCLEAN SPIRITS SHUT UP Mark 1:21-28 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Fred Niedner 21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue …

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year B

NOW IS THE TIME Mark 1:14-20 Third Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, …

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Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year B

NOW IS THE TIME Mark 1:14-20 Third Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, …

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel, Year B

NO MORE WAITING John 1:43-51 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 43The 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 Moses in the …

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NO MORE WAITING John 1:43-51 Second Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 43The 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 Moses in the …

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