Resources on Alyce M. McKenzie

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Sadie, the Prayer Dog Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Sadie-Prayer-Dog-Alyce-McKenzie-02-25-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Lent , Parables , Repentance , Discipleship Source: Patheos As a Lenten text, Luke 13:1-9 encourages us to heed Jesus' urgent call to repentance and not miss out on joy we are missing. Lent is a good time to repent and head toward God. The Power of Persistence, Part 2 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Power-Persistence-Alyce-McKenzie-10-22-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Humility , Exegesis , Trust Source: Patheos This commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, focusing on the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-loathing that keeps us from trusting God to work. Painful Path, Strong Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Painful-Path-Alyce-McKenzie-02-18-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Lent , Suffering , Discipleship , Perseverance Source: Patheos This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and discomfort. An Off the Wall Shepherd Devotional by Alyce M. McKenzie https://pcpe.smu.edu/blog/an-off-the-wall-shepherd Devotional by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: John , Jesus , Life Source: Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence In this article, Alyce M. McKenzie considers how Jesus identifies himself with essential symbols of life throughout the Gospel of John and reflects on this comfort during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lost and Found Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/c42-the-seventeeth-sunday-after-pentecost Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Prayer , Parables Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Alyce M. McKenzie preaches a sermon from Luke 15:1-10. There is one thing that Jesus is afraid his disciples will let slip away…that is the habit of persistent prayer. (Length: 15:15) M Is for the Many Things Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie http://day1.org/4932-alyce_mckenzie_m_is_for_the_many_things_a_mothers_day_sermon Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Mother's Day , Wisdom , Attributes of God , Mother Source: Day1 Alyce McKenzie offers a Mother’s Day sermon in which she paints a picture of God’s wisdom, which provides encouragement and strength for those overburdened by the tasks Wisdom fulfills in Proverbs 31. What If? Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=392 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Discipleship , Jesus , Identity , Suffering Source: Working Preacher Alyce M. McKenzie's commentary on Mark 8:27-38 poses the "What if?" question to the text. What if Jesus had not asked the disciples who they and others thought he was? What if Peter had not rebuked... The Heart of the Healer Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Heart-Healer-Alyce-McKenzie-06-03-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Faith , Elijah (Biblical prophet) , Compassion , Healing Source: Patheos Alyce M. McKenzie comments on the miracle of raising a widow's son from the dead (Luke 7:11-17). The text reveals Jesus as a compassionate healer and as the fulfillment of the prophet Elijah. Setting the Scene for Advent Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Setting-Scene-Alyce-McKenzie-12-03-2012-- Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Advent , Repentance , Jesus , John the Baptist Source: Patheos Alyce M. McKenzie invites us to examine how the gospel of Luke begins. Luke provides detailed personal and historical information about John the Baptist, inviting us into his story, which is the beginning of Jesus’ story. Deal with It! Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Deal-with-It-Alyce-McKenzie-03-24-2014?offset=1&max=1 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Work of Jesus Christ , Faith , Miracle , Pharisees Source: Patheos In this commentary on John 9, Alyce M. McKenzie explores the chapter from the perspective of the healed blind man, concluding that he demonstrates great faith in the midst of being harassed by the religious authority. "M" is for the Many Things Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/M-is-for-the-Many-Things-Alyce-McKenzie-05-08-2013 Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Mother , Mother's Day , Women Source: Patheos A Mother’s Day sermon from Alyce McKenzie examining how Proverbs 31:10-31 and Luke 18:15-17 portray a God who nourishes us, protects us and provides us with wisdom to fulfill the difficult roles we've been assigned. The Feast Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Feast-Alyce-McKenzie-08-23-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God , Marginalization , Feast Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie compares the parable of the great banquet from the gospels of Matthew and Luke, showing how the context and details of each telling convey different theological themes describing the kingdom of God. Keep On Keeping On Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Keep-On-Keepin-On-Alyce-M-McKenzie-09-29-2014 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Patience , Jesus , Perseverance , Paul Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie examines the nature of perseverance in Philippians 3:4-14. Rather than prioritizing other forms of achievement, Paul prioritizes steady progress toward Christ. Herod's Choice: The Beheading of John the Baptist Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Herods-Choice-Alyce-McKenzie-07-09-2012 Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Tyranny , Politics , John the Baptist , Jesus Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie's first person narrative sermon on Mark 6:14-29 as King Herod provides a historical/political perspective on the connections between John the Baptist’s beheading and Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Commentary on Mark 7:24-37 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=391 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Healing , Courage , Compassion , Faith Source: Working Preacher Alyce M. McKenzie commentary on Matthew 7:24-37 asks a series of hypothetical questions to reflect on the Syrophoenician woman’s desperation, compassion, and faith that led to Jesus’ meaningful healing of her daughter. Sheer Grace Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Sheer-Grace-Alyce-McKenzie-09-12-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Grace , Generosity , Arrogance Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie suggests that the parable of the workers in the vineyard (Matthew 19:17-20:16) is about God's welcome of "the despised, the outcasts and sinners" into the kingdom. Commentary on Mark 9:30-37 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=393 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Jesus , Disciple , Fear , Prayer Source: Working Preacher Alyce M. McKenzie commentary on Mark 9:30-37 explores the link between the disciples' failure to pray before exorcising a possessed boy and their fear of asking Jesus what he meant by his prediction of his death. No Time for Timidity Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/No-Time-for-Timidity-Alyce-McKenzie-11-07-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Stewardship , Judgment , Kingdom of God Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie offers two interpretations of Matthew’s parable of the talents, with insights taken from Luke’s parallel parable. This unsettling parable indicates that we are to use our talents to actively increase God’s kingdom. Jesus is in the House! Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Jesus-House-Alyce-McKenzie-09-03-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Faith , Work of Jesus Christ , Miracle , Gentiles Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie discusses the faith of the Gentile woman with the demon-possessed child in Mark 7:24-37. Jesus’ engagement with this woman tells us about her faith, and about God’s kingdom. A Salt and Light Job Description Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Salt-and-Light-Job-Description-Alyce-McKenzie-01-31-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Sermon on the mount , Discipleship , Light , Salt Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s exegesis of Matthew 5:13-16 explores the significance of the salt and light images as they reveal Jesus' calling to a discipleship that blesses the whole world.

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