Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

5th Sunday After Epiphany February 7th, 2020 Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Lesson: Job 7:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 147:1-13 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Omar Gjerness (originally published in 2012) The main thrust of this text has to do with...

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

4th Sunday After Epiphany January 31st, 2020 Gospel: Mark 1:21-28 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm: Psalm 1 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Gary Witkop (originally published in 2012) Star Trek opened with a line that said the...

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Third Sunday after Epiphany

3rd Sunday After Epiphany January 24th, 2020 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Lesson: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm: Psalm 62:6-14 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Matt Richard (originally published in 2012) Mark 1:14 begins Act One of Mark’s...

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Second Sunday after Epiphany

2nd Sunday After Epiphany January 17th, 2020 Gospel: John 1:43-51 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Lesson: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Psalm: Psalm 67 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Bill Helland (originally published in 2012) There are several directions one can go with...

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First Sunday after Epiphany

1st Sunday After Epiphany January 10th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 Epistle: Acts 10:34-38 Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-7 Psalm: Psalm 45:7-9 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen “And so John came...” With these words, Mark indicates to us that what is about...

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Second Sunday After Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas January 3, 2021 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)...

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First Sunday After Christmas

First Sunday After Christmas December 27, 2020 Gospel: Luke 2:25-40 Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17 Lesson: Isaiah 45:22-25 Psalm: Psalm 111   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. Richard Erickson The well-known stories of Simeon and Anna and their reception of the infant Jesus...

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Gospel: John 1:1-14 (15-18) Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-6 (7-12) Lesson: Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm: Psalm 2   People’s Bible Commentary – John “‘In him was life.’ As the Word made all things, he gave life to the created beings. The term life...

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Fourth Sunday in Advent

Fourth Sunday in Advent December 20, 2020 Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 Epistle: Romans 16:25-27 Lesson: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm: Psalm 89:1-5 (19-29)   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. David Veum If God was going to deal with sin, he had to touch it. He had to cross the...

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Third Sunday in Advent

Third Sunday in Advent December 13, 2020 Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 Epistle: 1Thessalonians 5:16-24 Lesson: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm: Psalm 126   CLB Pastors Network - Rev. Dale Hanson The first chapter of John has that great Genesis like beginning – “in the...

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Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent December 6, 2020 Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 Epistle: 2 Peter 3:8-14 Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 85   CLB Pastors Network - Dr. Eugene Boe This text for the second Sunday of advent launches forth with its first word as “beginning”. This...

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First Sunday in 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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