Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

14th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) August 26, 2018 Gospel: Mark 7:1-13 Epistle: Eph. 5:22-33 Lesson: Is. 29:11-19 Psalm: Psalm 14 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gene Boe Mark 7:1-13 This event of confrontation between Jesus and Pharisees takes place in the area of the...

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

13th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) August 19, 2018 Gospel: John 6:51-69 Epistle: Eph 5:6-21 Lesson: Prov 9:1-10 or Josh 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm: Psalm 34:12-22 CLB Commentary: Rev. Ken Narvesen As I see it, there are two major exegetical/preaching challenges in this...

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

12th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) August 12, 2018 Gospel: John 6:35-51 Epistle: Eph 4:17-5:2 Lesson: 1 Kings 19:1-8 Psalm: Psalm 34:1-8 CLB Commentary: Rev. Ed Nugent Key words and phrases – ἄρτος – bread/loaf; 21 of 24 uses in the Gospel of John occur in John 6....

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

11th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) August 5, 2018 Gospel: John 6:22-35 Epistle: Eph 4:1-16 Lesson: Ex 16:2-15 Psalm: Psalm 145:10-21 CLB Commentary: Rev. David Rinden There is no doubt that the people, and the disciples, were awed by the signs and teaching of...

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

10th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) July 29, 2018 Gospel: Mark 6:45-56 Epistle: Eph 3:14-21 Lesson: Gen 9:8-17 Psalm: Psalm 136:1-9 CLB Commentary: Rev. Bill Helland I read something recently where the author was reflecting on the popular phrase; “God will never...

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

9th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) July 22, 2018 Gospel: Mark 6:30-44 Epistle: Eph 2:11-22 Lesson: Jer 23:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Mark 6:30-34 (Parallel in Luke 9) This passage is a follow-up to Jesus sending out the twelve, two by...