Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

20th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) October 7, 2018 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 Epistle: Heb 2:1-13 (14-18) Lesson: Gen 2:18-25 Psalm: Psalm 128 CLB Commentary: Pastor David Rinden Mark 10:2-16, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Series B of ILCW The text before us today...

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Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

19th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 30, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 Epistle: James 5:(1-12) 13-20 Lesson: Num 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm: Psalm 104:27-35 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Mark 9:38-50 The first challenge in this passage is to find a...

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Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

18th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 23, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 Epistle: James 3:13-4:10 Lesson: Jer 11:18-20 Psalm: Psalm 54 CLB Commentary: Pastor Gary Witkop Pericope Commentary – Mark 9:30-37 Three people are the focus of these verses, Jesus, the...

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Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

17th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 16, 2018 Gospel: Mark 9:14-29 Epistle: James 3:1-12 Lesson: Is 50:4-10 Psalm: Psalm 116:1-9 CLB Commentary: Professor Brad Pribbenow As we continue the lectio continuo (continuous reading) through the Gospel of Mark, we...

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Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

16th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 9, 2018 Gospel: Mark 7:(24-30) 31-37 Epistle: James 2:1-10, 14-18 Lesson: Is. 35:4-7a Psalm: Psalm 146 CLB Commentary: Pastor Bill Helland Mark 7:(24-30) 31-37 This text contains two separate accounts of miracles Jesus...

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Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

15th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) September 2, 2018 Gospel: Mark 7:14-23 Epistle: Eph. 6:10-20 Lesson: Deut. 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm: Psalm 119:129-136 CLB Commentary: Pastor Bruce Hillman Text: Mark 7:14-23 OUTLINE OF COMMENTARY: A. CONTEXT OF PASSAGE B. MAIN POINT C....

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

8th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B)  July 15, 2018 Gospel: Mark 6:14-29 Epistle: Eph 1:3-14 Lesson: Amos 7:7-15 Psalm: Psalm 85:(1-7) 8-13 CLB Commentary: Prof. Brad Pribbenow This pericope in Mark comes as somewhat of a parenthesis in the events of chapter six. It...

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

7th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) July 8, 2018 Gospel: Mark 6:1-13 Epistle: 2 Cor. 12:1-10 Lesson: Ezek. 2:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 123 CLB Commentary: Dr. David Veum In the previous couple of chapters Mark has written of both the teaching and the miracles of Jesus. Here...

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

6th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) July 1, 2018 Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 Epistle: 2 Cor. 8:1-9, 13-15 Lesson: Lam. 3:22-33 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary: Regional Pastor Gary Witkop Two healings which follow another healing. The point, Jesus heals people. Jesus healed...

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Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

5th Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) June 24, 2018 Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 Epistle: 2 Cor. 6:1-13 Lesson: Job 38:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 124 The New International Commentary: William L. Lane The question of what was involved in the muzzling of the storm cannot be avoided. The...

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