Fourth Sunday of Easter

4th Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 25th, 2021 Gospel: John 10:11-18 Epistle: 1 John 3:[1-2] 16-24 Lesson: Acts 4:1-12 [23-33] Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Dale Hanson (originally published in 2012) In this one little word "Shepherd" is...

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Third Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 18th, 2021 Gospel: Luke 24:36-49 Epistle: 1 John 1:1-2:2 Lesson: Acts 4:8-12 Psalm: Psalm 139:1-11 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. Eugene Boe (originally published in 2012) Word had made its way to the disciples and...

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Second Sunday of Easter

2nd Sunday of Easter (Series B) April 11th, 2021 Gospel: John 20:19-31 Epistle: 1 John 1:1-2:2 [5:1-6] Lesson: Acts 4:32-35 [2:14a, 22-32] Psalm: Psalm 148 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Omar Gjerness (Originally published in 2012) I use this text to...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday (Series B) April 4th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 16:1-8 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 [19-28] Lesson: Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm: Psalm 16 [118:1-2, 15-24] CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Matt Richard (Originally published in 2012) When I was a child I would...

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday (Series B) March 28, 2021 Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 or John 12:20-43 Epistle: Phillipians 2:5-11 Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 9-16 or Psalm 118:19-29 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Bill Helland (Originally published in 2012) The...

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Fifth Sunday in Lent

Fifth Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 21st, 2021 Gospel: Mark 10:(32-34) 35-45 (John 12:20-33) Epistle: Hebrews 5:1-10 Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm: Psalm 119:9-16 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen (Originally published in 2012) The first...

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

Fourth Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 14th, 2021 Gospel: John 3:14-21 Epistle: Ephesians 2:1-10 Lesson: Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm: Psalm 107:1-9 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. Rich Erickson (Originally published in 2012) These famous words, including perhaps the...

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Third Sunday in Lent

Third Sunday in Lent (Series B) March 7th, 2021 Gospel: John 2:13-22 Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25 Lesson: Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm: Psalm 19:7-14 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. David Rinden (Originally published in 2012) One of the challenges, and delights,...

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Second Sunday in Lent

Second Sunday in Lent February 28th, 2020 Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 Epistle: Romans 5:1-11 Lesson: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm: Psalm 22:23-31 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. David Veum (originally published in 2012) Mark has placed at the center of his narrative...

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First Sunday in Lent

First Sunday in Lent February 21st, 2021 Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 Epistle: James 1:12-18 Lesson: Genesis 22:1-18 Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev Dale Hanson (originally published in 2012)   As we enter the Lenten season; recognize that...

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

5th Sunday After Epiphany February 7th, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 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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