Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

12th Sunday after Pentecost August 15th, 2021 Gospel: John 6:41-51 Epistle: Ephesians 4:30-5:2 Lesson: 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm: Psalm 34:1-8 CLB Commentary – Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen (Originally published in 2012) True and false religion collide once again. According to...

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

11th Sunday after Pentecost August 8th, 2021 Gospel: John 6:24-35 Epistle: Ephesians 4:17-24 Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm: Psalm 78:23-29 CLB Commentary – Dr. Richard Erickson (Originally published in 2012) Because it is so important to read a text in its literary and...

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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

10th Sunday after Pentecost August 1st, 2021 Gospel: John 6:1-15 Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 Lesson: Exodus 24:3-11 Psalm: Psalm 145 CLB Commentary – Rev. David Rinden (Originally published in 2012) The account of Jesus feeding the 5000 appears in all four...

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

9th Sunday after Pentecost July 25th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 Epistle: Ephesians 2:13-22 Lesson: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm: Psalm 23 CLB Commentary – Dr. David Veum (Originally published in 2012) Jesus invites his dog-tired disciples to come to a quiet place and rest....

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

8th Sunday after Pentecost July 18th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 6:7-13 Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14 Lesson: Amos 7:10-15 Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop (Originally published in 2012) This story of the life and work of Jesus and His disciples shows us the...

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

7th Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) July 15th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 6:1-6 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Lesson: Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm: Psalm 143:1-2, 5-8 CLB Commentary – Rev. Dale Hanson (Originally published in 2012) This text has a number of different and interesting...

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Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

6th Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) July 4th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 5:21-24b, 35-43 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-14 Lesson: Lamentations 3:22-33 Psalm: Psalm 30 CLB Commentary – Dr. Eugene Boe (Originally published in 2012) Jairus, a leading person in the synagogue,...

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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

5th Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) June 27th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Lesson: Job 38:1-11 Psalm: Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 CLB Commentary – Rev. Omar Gjerness (Originally published in 2012) You can approach this text by dealing with the...

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

4th Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) June 20th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 (11-17) Lesson: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm: Psalm 92:1-5 (6-10), 11-14 CLB Commentary – Rev. Gary Witkop (originally published in 2012) These two parables start off...

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Third Sunday after Pentecost

3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) June 13th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 Lesson: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm: Psalm 61:1-5, 8 CLB Commentary – Rev. Matt Richard (originally published in 2012) In the Gospel of Mark one of the themes is that...

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Second Sunday after Pentecost

2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) June 6th, 2021 Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 [2:23-38] Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 [4:5-12] Lesson: Genesis 3:8-15 [Deuteronomy 5:12-15] Psalm: Psalm 130 [Psalm 81:1-10] CLB Commentary – Rev. Bill Helland (originally published in 2012)...

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First Sunday after Pentecost

1st Sunday after Pentecost (Series B) May 30th, 2021 Gospel: John 3:1-17 Epistle: Acts 2:14a, 22-36 [Romans 8:14-17] Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8 [Genesis 1:1-2:3 / Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40] Psalm: Psalm 29 [Psalm 149] CLB Commentary - Dr. Gaylan Mathiesen (originally...

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The Day of Pentecost

The Day of Pentecost (Series B) May 23rd, 2021 Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 [7:37-39a] Epistle: Acts 2:1-21 Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm: Psalm 139:1-12 (13-16) [104:25-34] CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. Richard Erickson (originally published in 2012) As...

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Seventh Sunday of Easter

7th Sunday of Easter (Series B) May 16th, 2021 Gospel: John 17:11b-19 Epistle: 1 John 5:9-15 [1 John 4:13-21] Lesson: Acts 1:12-26 Psalm: Psalm 1 [Psalm 47] CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. David Rinden (originally published in 2012) The Easter cycle for...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter (Series B) May 9th, 2021 Gospel: John 15:9-17 Epistle: 1 John 4:1-11 [5:1-8] Lesson: Acts 11:19-30 [10:34-48] Psalm: Psalm 98 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Dr. David Veum (originally published in 2012) Verses 9 & 10 seem to introduce a...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter May 2nd, 2021 Gospel: John 15:1-8 Epistle: 1 John 3:18-24 Lesson: Acts 8:26-40 Psalm: Psalm 22:24-30 CLB Commentary on the Gospel Text by Rev. Gary Witkop (originally published in 2012) This text calls us to be connected to Jesus and to remain or...

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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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