CLB Commentaries

Christmas Eve

  Christmas Eve (Series B) December 24, 2017 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Epistle: 1 John 4:7-16 Lesson: Is. 7:10-14 Psalm: Psalm 110:1-4 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum That God is with us—Emmanuel—means that God has forgiven our sin. “You are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” The

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Third Sunday in Advent

  Third Sunday in Advent (Series B) December 17, 2017 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Epistle: 1 Thess. 5:16-24 Lesson: Is. 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 14-18 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson At a preaching seminar so many years ago I heard this suggestion for Advent – “give your congregation an Advent gift of short,

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First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday in Advent (Series B) December 3, 2017 Gospel: Mark 11:1-10 or Mark 13:24-37 Epistle: 1 Cor. 1:3-9 Lesson: Is. 64:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7 CLB Commentary – Rev. Ken Narvesen Advent…Palm Sunday…both are about the Kingdom of God. The only way to properly prepare for Christmas is to think in terms of not just

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Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

  Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Series A) October 15th, 2017 Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14 Epistle: Philippians 4:4-13 Lesson: Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum The Context: In Matthew 21:23ff the Pharisees questioned the authority of Jesus. They refused to answer his question about the source of John the Baptist’s ministry. He

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