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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Third Sunday After Pentecost

3rd Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) June 10, 2018 Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 Epistle: 2 Cor. 5:1-10 (11-17) Lesson: Ezek. 17:22-24 Psalm: Psalm 1 CLB Commentary: Dr. Eugene Boe Mark’s gospel starts off with these words: “the beginning of the good news about Jesus the...

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Second Sunday After Pentecost

Second Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) June 3, 2018 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 Epistle: 2 Cor. 4:13-5:1 Lesson: Gen. 3:8-15 Psalm: Psalm 130 CLB Commentary: Rev. Ken Narvesen The Theme for the day set forth in the Lectionary Summary from LCMS.org gives clarity and focus...

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The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost (Series B) May 20, 2018 Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Epistle: John 17:11b-19 (Acts 2:1-21) Lesson: Ezek. 37:1-14 Psalm: Psalm 139:1-12 (13-16) CLB Commentary - Rev. David Rinden The Upper Room Discourse (John 13-17) of Jesus is familiar to many...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

7th Sunday of Easter (Series B) May 13, 2018 Gospel: John 17:11b-19 Epistle: 1 John 5:9-15 Lesson: Acts 1:12-26 Psalm: Psalm 1 CLB Commentary - Rev. Bill Helland The NIV Bible labels the particular section our text is in as Jesus Prays for His Disciples. That is in...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter (Series B) May 6, 2018 Gospel: John 15:9-17 Epistle: 1 John 5:1-8 Lesson: Acts 10:34-48 Psalm: Psalm 98 CLB Commentary - Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen The passage before us today follows Jesus’ earlier teaching on the mutual indwelling of the members of...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 29, 2018 Gospel: John 15:1-8 Epistle: 1 John 4:1-11 (12-21) Lesson: Acts 8:26-40 Psalm: Psalm 150 CLB Commentary - Prof. Brad Pribbenow It is important to remember in studying the gospel of John that: The Gospel text for this...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

4th Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 22, 2018 Gospel: John 10:11-18 Epistle: 1 John 3:16-24 Lesson: Acts 4:1-12 Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary - Dr. David Veum It is important to remember in studying the gospel of John that: It is written “that you might believe” and...

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Third Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 15, 2018 Gospel: Luke 24:36-49 Epistle: 1 John 3:1-7 Lesson: Acts 3:11-21 Psalm: Psalm 4 CLB Commentary - Rev. Gary Witkop We live post resurrection. Praise God. We understand what the disciples were only beginning to understand....

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Second Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 8, 2018 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Epistle: 1 John 1:1-2:2 Lesson: Acts 4:32-35 Psalm: Psalm 148 CLB Commentary - C.H. Lenski In his risen and glorified state time, space, the rock of the tomb, the walls and the doors of buildings no...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday (Series B) April 1, 2018 Gospel: Mark 16:1-8 Epistle: 1 Cor. 15:1-11 Lesson: Is. 25:6-9 Psalm: Psalm 16  CLB Commentary - Dr. Eugene Boe The verses that precede our pericope provide details that emphasize the certainty of Jesus’ death and burial. Mark 16...

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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...

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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 John,...

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