First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday in Advent November 29, 2020 Gospel: Mark 11:1-10 or Mark 13:24-37 Epistle: Corinthians 1:3-9 Lesson: Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7   CLB Pastors Network - Professor Mark Erickson The first text is Mark’s account of Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry into...

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter - Jesus Appears April 19, 2020 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Epistle: 1 Peter 1:3-9 Lesson: Acts 5:29-42 Psalm: Psalm 148   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. David Veum - CLICK HERE for a longer commentary on this text by Dr. Veum. Jesus sends us to...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday - The Resurrection April 12, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10 Epistle: Colossians 3:1-4 Lesson: Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 16   CLB Pastors Network - Dale Hanson Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Amen! Resurrection...

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday - The Soldiers Mock Jesus April 5, 2020 Gospel: John 12:12-19 or Matthew 26:1-27:66 Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11 Lesson: Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm: Psalm 118:19-29 or 31:9-16   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. Eugene Boe This Sunday is also known as The Sunday of...

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Fifth Sunday in Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent - Jesus Raises Lazarus March 29, 2020 Gospel: John 11:1-45 (46-53) Epistle: Romans 8:1-11 Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm: Psalm 130   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Mark Erickson “The raising of Lazarus is the climax of the series of ‘signs’ which...

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Fourth Sunday in Lent - Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind March 22, 2020 Gospel: John 9:1-41 Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-14 Lesson: Isaiah 42:14-21 Psalm: Psalm 142   The Gospel According to John “Although Jesus does not disavow the generalizing connection between sin and...

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Third Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent - The Woman at the Well March 15, 2020 Gospel: John 4:5-26 (27-30, 39-42) Epistle: Romans 5:1-8 Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 95:1-9   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Bill Helland “Our Gospel lesson for this Sunday presents somewhat of a...

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Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent - Jesus Teaches Nicodemus March 8, 2020 Gospel: John 3:1-17 Epistle: Romans 4:1-8, 13-17 Lesson: Genesis 12:1-9 Psalm: Psalm 121   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Brent Juliot Nicodemus comes to Jesus by night. Why? He probably fears that, if he...

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First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent - The Temptation of Jesus March 1, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Epistle: Romans 5:12-19 Lesson: Genesis 3:1-21 Psalm: Psalm 32:1-7   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Harland Helland This is a great text that deals with one of man’s serious problems....

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord

Last Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - The Transfiguration February 23, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 Epistle: 2 Peter 1:16-21 Lesson: Exodus 24:8-18 Psalm: Psalm 2:6-12   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Gaylan Mathiesen It is interesting to see how Jesus chose Peter,...

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Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

Eighth Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - Do Not Worry February 23, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:1-13 Lesson: Isaiah 49:8-16a Psalm: Psalm 115:(1-8) 9-18   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Dale Hanson These words of Jesus again remind us of the...

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Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - Love Your Enemies February 23, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 5:20-37 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Lesson: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm: Psalm 119:1-6   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Omar Gjerness This is a hard text to deal...

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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - Sermon on the Mount February 16, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 5:20-37 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13 Lesson: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm: Psalm 119:1-6   CLB Pastors Network - Professor Mark Erickson Context: We are nearing the end...

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Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany

Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - The Fulfillment of the Law February 9, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 5:13-20 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 Lesson: Isaiah 58:5-9a Psalm: Psalm 112   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. Eugene Boe Jesus says to his disciples, the blessed ones...

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Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany (Series A) - The Sermon on the Mount February 2, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 Lesson: Micah 6:1-8 Psalm: Psalm 1   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. David Veum To interpret the Beatitudes in the Sermon on the...

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Third Sunday after Epiphany

Third Sunday after the Epiphany (Series A) - Jesus Begins to Preach January 26th, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Lesson: Isaiah 9:1b-4 or Amos 3:1-8 Psalm: Psalm 27:1-9 CLB Pastors Network - Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen Matthew wants his readers...

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Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Second Sunday after the Epiphany (Series A) - Jesus the Lamb of God January 19th, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 Epistle: Acts 10:34-38 Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 45:7-9 CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Dale Hanson Comments on John 1:29-42a This text gives us a...

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First Sunday after the Epiphany

First Sunday after the Epiphany (Series A) - The Baptism of Jesus January 12th, 2020 Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 Epistle: Acts 10:34-38 Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 45:7-9 Matthew 3:13-17 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But...

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Second Sunday after Christmas

Second Sunday After Christmas (Series A) January 5th, 2020 Gospel: Luke 2:40-52 Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14 Lesson: 1 Kings 3:4-15 Psalm: Psalm 119:97-104 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen This is the only place in the Bible where we read of Jesus’ childhood. In the...

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First Sunday after Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas (Series A) December 29th, 2019 Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23 Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7 Lesson: Isaiah 63:7-14 Psalm: Psalm 111 CLB Commentary – Dr. Richard Erickson Matthew “book-ends” his Gospel by emphasizing, both at the beginning and at the...

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