Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 22nd, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Epistle: Romans 1:1-7 Lesson: Isaiah 7:10-17 Psalm: Psalm 24 CLB Commentary – Rev. Kenneth Narvesen The verses of our Gospel text for this Fourth Sunday in Advent provide a peek into one of...

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Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 15th, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-15 Epistle: James 5:7-11 Lesson: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 146 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden The Gospel of Matthew answers the question, “Who Is Jesus?” Matthew’s answer is plain. Jesus...

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Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday In Advent December 8th, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Epistle: Romans 15:4-13 Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 72:1-7 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum “Prepare to be redeemed!” Although this passage shouts the call for repentance and sounds the warning...

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First Sunday in Advent

First Sunday In Advent (Series A) December 1st, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 or Matthew 24:36-44 Epistle: Romans 13:(8-10)11-14 Lesson: Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 122 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop The world is used to military parades where a victorious general, or...

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Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost July 7th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 7:36-8:3 Epistle: Galatians 2:15-21; 3:10-14 Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:16-12:10, 13-14 Psalm: Psalm 32:1-7 CLB Commentary by Pastor Bill Helland 4th Sunday after Pentecost Luke 7:36-8:3 This text provides us the...

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Third Sunday After Pentecost

Third Sunday after Pentecost (Series C) June 23rd, 2019 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17 Epistle: Galatians 1:11-24 Lesson: 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Picture the scene—it’s a hot day in northern Galilee, the sun glaring overhead as a...

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Second Sunday After Pentecost

2nd Sunday after Pentecost June 16th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 7:1-10 Epistle: Galatians 1:1-12 Lesson: 1 Kings 8:22-24, 27-29, 41-43 Psalm: Psalm 96:1-9 CLB Commentary: Pastor Ken Narvesen Pericope Commentary on Luke 7:1—10 Subordinate Issue #1: Parallel texts Bul in his...

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First Sunday After Pentecost

First Sunday after Pentecost June 16th, 2019 Gospel: John 8:48-59 Epistle: Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm: Psalm 8 CLB Commentary by Pastor Gary Witkop John 8:48 – 59 Sometimes from the pulpit you explain life as a Christian, sometimes you get...

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The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost June 9th, 2019 Gospel: John 14:23-31 Epistle: Acts 2:1-21 Lesson: Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 143 CLB Commentary by Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen John 14:23-31 Love’s Eternal Fruit The deep and loving fellowship that the believer has with God through...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter (Series C) June 2nd, 2019 Gospel: John 17:20-26 Epistle: Revelation 22:1-6 (7-11) Lesson: Acts 1:12-26 Psalm: Psalm 133 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop The end of the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus is where these verses are found. That shows...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Series C) May 26th, 2019 Gospel: John 16:23-33 (Or John 5:1-9) Epistle: Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27 Lesson: Acts 16:9-15 Psalm: Psalm 67 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson It is good to include all the scripture lessons for the day into the...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter (Series C) May 19th, 2019 Gospel: John 13:31-35 Epistle: Revelation 21:1-7 Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 Psalm: Psalm 148 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe This text brings us back to the farewell discourses of Jesus where in private he teaches his...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter (Series C) May 12th, 2019 Gospel: John 10:22-30 Epistle: Revelation 7:9-11 Lesson: Acts 20:17-35 Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary – Rev. Omar Gjerness Preachers often take on part of a suggested text and preach on it. This can easily be done with...

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter May 5, 2019 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 Some observations: 1. Note that this Sunday is called “Third Sunday of Easter,” not “Third Sunday after...

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter April 28, 2019 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Epistle: Rev 1:4-18 Lesson: Acts 5:12-20 (21-32) Psalm: Psalm 148 CLB Commentary by Pastor Bill Helland There are so many directions a preacher can go with this text. Verse 23 alone could be a sermon about...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday April 21, 2019 Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 Epistle: 1 Cor 15:19-26 Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm: Psalm 16 CLB Commentary: 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...

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Third Sunday in Lent

3rd Sunday in Lent March 24, 2019 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Epistle: 1 Cor 10:1-13 Lesson: Ezek 33:7-20 Psalm: Psalm 85 CLB Commentary: Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Luke 13: 1-9, Repent or Perish Commenting on Luke’s parables, Stuart Briscoe wrote, “It has been said that when...

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Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent March 17th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 Epistle: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Lesson: Jeremiah 26:8-15 Psalm: Psalm 4 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson The Lenten season is an important time to preach on the cross of Christ; however we must preach Christ...

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First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent March 10th, 2019 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Epistle: Romans 10:8b-13 Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 91:1-13 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe This text forms a bridge from Jesus’ baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended upon him as a dove and the...

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