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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4th Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel Year A

BLESSED BY THE CURSED ONE Matthew 5:1-12 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Lori A. Cornell 1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:   3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the …

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Gospel Year A

FAME, FORTUNE, AND FISHES Matthew 4:12-23 Third Sunday after the Epiphany Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 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 …

Second Sunday after Epiphany, Gospel Year A

REFOCUSING THE SPOTLIGHT John 1:29-42 Second Sunday after Epiphany Analysis by James Squire 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me …

Baptism of Our Lord, Epiphany, Gospel Year A

God’s Decision in Baptism Matthew 3:13-17 Baptism of Our Lord Analysis by Brad Haugen 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it …

Second Sunday of Christmas, Gospel Year A

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 of Christmas, Gospel Year A

CHRISTMAS TEARS Matthew 2:13-23 First Sunday of Christmas 1A Analysis by Steven E. Albertin 13 Now after [the wise men] had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is …

Christmas Day, Gospel Year A

Messages Break and Make Us Luke 2:8-20 Christmas Day Analysis by Cathy Lessmann 2:8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the …

Christmas Eve, Gospel Year A

OFF THE CHARTS Luke 2:1-14 Christmas Eve Analysis by Fred Niedner 1 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. 4 Joseph also …

Fourth Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

Does This Act Make Me Look Righteous? Matthew 1:18-25 Fourth Sunday of Advent Analysis by Timothy Hoyer 18 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 Her …

Second Sunday of Advent, Gospel Year A

Amiss But Not Lost Matthew 3:1-12 Second Sunday in Advent Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”[a] 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one …

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 …

Thanksgiving, Gospel Year C

Full of Loaf or Full of Life? (Jesus asking) John 6:25-35 Thanksgiving Analysis by Marcus Felde 25 When [the disciples] found [Jesus] on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw …

Christ the King Sunday, Gospel Year C

CROSS PURPOSES Luke 23:33-43 Christ the King Sunday Analysis by Mark A. Marius 33 When 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. 34 ⟦Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”⟧ …

23rd Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

SHIP OF THE CROSS, SHIP OF STATE Luke 21:5-19 Twenty Third Sunday After Pentecost Analysis by James Squire 5 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will …

22nd Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

BOUND Luke 20:27-38 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Bruce K. Modahl 27 Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to [Jesus] 28 and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up …

All Saints Sunday, Gospel Year C

Blessing over Woe Luke 6:20-31 All Saints Sunday Analysis by Brad Haugen 20 Then [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 …

Reformation Sunday, Gospel Year C

WHO REALLY BENEFITS HERE? John 8:31-36 Reformation Sunday Analysis by Matthew DeLoera 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are descendants of …

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

Persistent Hope Luke 18:1-8 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Chris Repp Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. 2 He said, ‘In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 3 In that city there was a widow …

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

CLEAN, HEALED, WHOLE Luke 17:11-19 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Fred Niedner 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw …

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Gospel Year C

SEEKERS AND SERVANTS Luke 17:5-10 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Analysis by Glenn L. Monson 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a[a] mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. …