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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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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