CLB Commentaries

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 appears at the outset of his Gospel, while synoptic accounts

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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 the people of Israel, many prophesies of the Old Testament

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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 those who have been exiled because of their sin, bring good

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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 the core of your heart in the things of

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Second Sunday After the Epiphany

  Second Sunday After Epiphany (Series B) January 14, 2018 Gospel: John 1:43–51 Epistle: 1 Cor 6:12–20 Lesson: 1 Sam 3:1–10 (11-20) Psalm: Psalm 67 CLB Commentary – Prof. Brad Pribbenow The church season of Epiphany, meaning manifestation, traditionally begins with the visit of the Magi (Matt 2:1-12) and ends with the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9;

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Second Sunday After Christmas

  Second Sunday After Christmas (Series B) January 7, 2017 Gospel: Luke 2:40-52 Epistle: Eph. 1:3-14 Lesson: 1 Kings 3:4-15 Psalm: Psalm 119:97-104 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen It is interesting how the idea of physical growth (ηὔξανεν) and spiritual growth (ἐκραταιοῦτο) in v. 40, and progression (προέκοπτεν) in v. 52, serve like bookends

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