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 God of Israel is the Lord of history and nature.
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 Messiah” (1:1) which makes for an apt title for the book.
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 for our proclamation of the good news in this text: Jesus
First Sunday After Pentecost (Series B) May 27, 2018 Gospel: John 3:1-17 Epistle: Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Lesson: Is. 6:1-8 Psalm: Psalm 29 The New International Commentary on the New Testament: Leon Morris Right from the opening verse of this Gospel John has been concerned to impress on his readers the surpassing excellence of Jesus. He
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 and for this reason it may at times seem overused in sermons
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 distinction from verses 20-26, which is entitled
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 the Trinity, and the promise of the Holy Spirit who
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 Sunday falls within a series of readings from the
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 that the key purpose of believing is
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. In this account Jesus appeared in the flesh to his followers
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 longer hamper the body of Jesus. He
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 begins with the women, who are specifically named, coming to