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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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent (Series B) February 18, 2018 Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 Epistle: James 1:12-18 Lesson: Gen. 22:1-18 Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum “Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promise through Isaiah. He is the Servant who will comfort...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday (Series B) February 14, 2018 Gospel: Matthew 6:1-21 Epistle: 2 Cor. 5:20-6:10 Lesson: Joel 2:12-19 Psalm: Psalm 119:33-40 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be. Prayer, fasting, giving, doing good works... Is...

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Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

5th Sunday After Epiphany (Series B) February 4, 2018 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Epistle: 1 Cor. 9:16-27 Lesson: Is. 40:21-31 Psalm: Psalm 147:1-11 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe Epiphany is the season of manifestation. Jesus is at center stage. After synagogue worship He...

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