CLB Commentaries

Third Sunday After Pentecost

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.

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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 and for this reason it may at times seem overused in sermons

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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 distinction from verses 20-26, which is entitled

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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 the Trinity, and the promise of the Holy Spirit who

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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 Sunday falls within a series of readings from the

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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. In this account Jesus appeared in the flesh to his followers

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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 begins with the women, who are specifically named, coming to

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