Good Friday

Good Friday (Series B) March 30, 2018 Gospel: John 19:17-30 or John 18:1-19:42 Epistle: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Lesson: Is. 52:13-53:12 Psalm: Psalm 22 or 31 CLB Commentary – Rev. Ken Narvesen (originally published April 3, 2015) “Jesus, the Lamb of God, is led to the...

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (Series B) March 25, 2018 Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 or John 12:20-43 Epistle: Phil. 2:5-11 Lesson: Zech 9:9-12 Psalm: Psalm 118:19-29 or Psalm 31:9-16 CLB Commentary – Rev. Ed Nugent Key words/phrases: The hour has come – Repeatedly in the gospel of...

Fifth Sunday in Lent

5th Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 18, 2018 Gospel: Mark 10:32-45 Epistle: Heb 5:1-10 Lesson: Jer 31:31-34 Psalm: Psalm 119:9-16 CLB Commentary – Prof. Brad Pribbenow If the Gospel of Mark were designed as an hourglass, one might say that this part of Mark’s Gospel...

Fourth Sunday in Lent

4th Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 11, 2017 Gospel: John 3:14-21 Epistle: Eph. 2:1-10 Lesson: Num. 21:4-9 Psalm: Psalm 107:1-9 CLB Commentary – Rev. Bill Helland Our text is our Lord’s response to Nicodemus’ question back in 3:4 and a follow-up question in 3:9....

Third Sunday in Lent

3rd Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 4, 2018 Gospel: John 2:13-22 (23-25) Epistle: 1 Cor. 1:18-31 Lesson: Ex. 20: 1-17 Psalm: Psalm 19 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Each of the four Gospels includes an account of Jesus cleansing the Temple. John’s account...
Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent (Series B) February 25, 2018 Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 Epistle: Rom. 5:1-11 Lesson: Gen. 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm: Psalm 22:23-31 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden The coming of the kingdom of God was central to the testimony of Jesus. Eagerly awaited by...