The Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany (Series C) January 6, 2018 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12 Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 72:1-11 (12-18) CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden (See also the following texts: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:2-12 and Psalm 72) The Matthew...

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First Sunday After Christmas

1st Sunday After Christmas (Series C) December 30, 2018 Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 Epistle: Heb 2:10-18 Lesson: Jer 31:10-13 Psalm: Psalm 111 CLB Commentary: Dr. Eugene Boe Luke 2:41-52 This pericope for the First Sunday after Christmas breaks the silence on the boyhood...

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent December 20, 2015 Gospel: Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) Epistle: Heb 10:5-10 Lesson: Mic 5:2-4 Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7 CLB Commentary by Pastor Ken Narvesen Luke 1:39—35 Pericope Notes The first thing that strikes me as I look at this text is the simple...

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Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent December 13, 2015 Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 Epistle: Phil 4:4-7 (8-9) Lesson: Zeph 3:14-18a Psalm: 85 (Isaiah 12:2-6) From the New International Commentary on the Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys Luke 3:7-18 Of the many admonitions addressed by John to...

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Second Sunday in Advent

2nd Sunday in Advent (Series C) December 9, 2018 Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 Epistle: Philippians 1:3-11 Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm: Psalm 126 CLB Commentary: Pastor David Rinden Luke 3:1-6, Second Sunday in Advent, Series C of ILCW. “To Luke, the emergence of John the...

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First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent (Series C) December 2, 2018 Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 or Luke 21:25-36 Epistle: 1 Thess 3:9-13 Lesson: Jer 33:14-16 Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10 CLB Commentary: Pastor Bill Helland Luke 21:25-36 One of the primary themes of Advent is that of “watching” and...

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Last Sunday of the Church Year

Last Sunday of the Church Year (Series B) November 25, 2018 Gospel: John 18:33-37 Epistle: Rev 1:4b-8 Lesson: Dan 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm: Psalm 93 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Jesus has just finished speaking to believing Jews about the power of the Word of God...

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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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