CLB Commentaries

3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter April 10, 2016 Gospel: John 21:1-14 (15-19) Epistle: Rev 5:(1-7) 8-14 Lesson: Acts 9:1-22 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary by Pastor David Rinden John 21:1-14 Some observations: Note that this Sunday is called “Third Sunday of Easter,” not “Third Sunday after Easter.” The message of Easter is appropriate for any Sunday, however, it is especially

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Easter Sunday

  Easter Sunday March 27, 2016 Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Epistle: 1 Cor 15:19-26 Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary by Dr. David Veum Luke 24:1-12 The familiarity of Christmas and Easter texts can present a real challenge for preachers. How do we preach on such a well-known story? The angel’s question in this text for Easter Sunday 15 years

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Palm Sunday

  Palm Sunday (Series C) March 20th, 2016 Gospel: Luke 22:1-23:56 Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 Lesson: Deuteronomy 32:36-39 Psalm: Psalm 118:19-29 or Psalm 31:9-16 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson It is interesting that the Religious leaders plotted to kill Jesus during the Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover. These festivals commemorated God’s deliverance and became the timing of His greatest deliverance ever.

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5th Sunday in Lent

  5th Sunday in Lent March 13, 2016 Gospel: Luke 20:9-20 Epistle: Phil 3:(4b-7) 8-14 Lesson: Is 43:16-21 Psalm: Psalm 126 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys By the entry into Jerusalem and purification of the Temple the Savior had already clearly and vigorously announced His Messiahship. And now He once more announces it by

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2nd Sunday in Lent

  2nd Sunday in Lent February 21, 2016 Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 Epistle: Phil 3:17-4:1 Lesson: Jer 26:8-15 Psalm: Psalm 4 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys The Pharisees’ warning may have been perfectly sincere and prompted by a concern for Jesus’ safety; on the other hand, some expositors have inferred that, enraged

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1st Sunday in Lent

  1st Sunday in Lent February 14, 2016 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Epistle: Rom 10:8b-13 Lesson: Deut 26:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 91:1-13 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys Because Christ Jesus came as our Redeemer, “it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful

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Last Sunday After the Epiphany

  Last Sunday After the Epiphany February 7, 2016 Gospel: Luke 9:28-36 Epistle: 2 Cor 4:3-6 Lesson: Deut 34:1-12 Psalm: Psalm 99:1-5 CLB Commentary by Pastor David Rinden Luke 9:28-36, The Transfiguration Of Our Lord 1. Luke fixes the time of the Transfiguration as “About eight days” after the confession of Peter that Jesus is “the Christ of God.” After this profound confession

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3rd Sunday After the Epiphany

  3nd Sunday After the Epiphany (Series C) January 24, 2016 Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 Epistle: 1 Cor 12:12-21, 26-27 Lesson: Is 61:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 113 From the New International Commentary on the New Testament: by Norval Geldenhuys 14, 15 In these two introductory verses Luke gives a general characterization of Jesus’ actions during that period in Galilee. He particularly notes the

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