Resources on Alyce M. McKenzie

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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. Alive in God Article by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Alive-God-Alyce-McKenzie-11-05-2013 Article by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Resurrection , Marriage , Relationship , Promises Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie draws several conclusions from Jesus’ response to the Sadducee in Luke 20:27-38. God keeps his promises, he is God of the living, and the resurrection changes everything. Active Neighbors Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Active-Neighbors-Alyce-McKenzie-07-08-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Compassion , Love , Kingdom of God Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s reflection of the Parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37 focuses on how the Samaritan’s concrete actions indicate a genuine love for God being expressed through compassion. In Touch with Jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/In-Touch-with-Jesus-Alyce-McKenzie-06-22-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Healing , Jesus , Salvation , God's Deliverance Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s exegesis of Mark 5:21-43 focuses on the healing power of Jesus’ touch, and how we're called to stay in touch with Jesus so that we can be agents of salvation. Extravagant Holiness Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Extravagant-Holiness-Alyce-McKenzie-03-26-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Kindness , Honor , Holiness Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie reflects on Jesus' anointing at Bethany (Mark 14:1-15) as "a beautiful act that is bracketed by brutality," contrasting Mark's account with similar stories in Matthew, Luke, and John. Stupid Disciple Tricks Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Stupid-Disciple-Tricks-Alyce-McKenzie-10-18-2012?offset=0&max=1 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Discipleship , Humility , Pride , Corruption Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie examines the portrayal of Jesus’ disciples in the gospels, finding that their behavior is characterized by misguided priorities. In Mark 10:35-45, Jesus holds up a different model of discipleship, characterized by humility and service. I Am the Way Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/I-Am-the-Way-Alyce-McKenzie-05-16-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Wisdom , Thomas , Peter , Jesus Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie reflects on Jesus' teaching style in response to his disciples' questions in John 14:1-14. When Thomas asks about the way to where Jesus is going, Jesus answers, "I am the way." Which Wolf Are You Feeding Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Which-Wolf-Feeding-Alyce-McKenzie-07-08-2014 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Sin, evil , Holy Spirit Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie illuminates Paul’s flesh/spirit distinction in Romans 8:1-11. The things in which we immerse ourselves shape our neutral flesh toward or away from God. Paul reminds us to be immersed in the Spirit. Labor Pains Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Labor-Pains-Alyce-McKenzie-07-14-2014 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Hope , Patience , Kingdom of God , Birth Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie explores the implications of the image of labor pains used by Paul in Romans 8:12-25, including the use of the image throughout the Scripture, calling it an image of both vulnerability and hope. Blessed to Be a Blessing Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Blessed-to-Be-a-Blessing-Alyce-McKenzie-02-06-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Discipleship , Disobedience , Healing Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie observes that when Jesus restored a leper to wholeness (Mark 1:40-45), the man disobeyed Jesus’ order not to tell anyone. He was the first of many in Mark's gospel who failed to obey Jesus. Jesus' Journey and Ours Sermon Starter/Outline by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Jesus-Journey-and-Ours-Alyce-McKenzie-08-20-2012 Sermon Starter/Outline by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Wisdom , Jesus , Lord’s Supper , Sacraments Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie considers Christ’s journey, as described by the gospel of John. When we join in Christ’s journey, we accept his divine identity, are united with him, and are nourished with his body and blood. Christ the King Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Christ-the-King Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Forgiveness , God's oneness , Crucifixion , Christ the King Sunday Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 23:33-43 demonstrates that the crucifixion is the climax of Luke’s Gospel message about the identity of Jesus: Jesus being the king who forgives and welcomes all. Pop-In Jesus Sermon Starter/Outline by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Pop-In-Jesus-Alyce-McKenzie-04-17-2012 Sermon Starter/Outline by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Jesus , Resurrection , God's Presence , Awareness of God Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s reflection on Luke 24:36-48 points to the variety of ways in which people respond to Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances, including fear, worship, wonder, and doubt. Jesus responds by meeting the people with what they need. Rebranding the Parable of the Sower Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Rebranding-the-Parable-of-the-Sower-Alyce-McKenzie-07-04-2011 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Parables , Obedience , Divinity of Christ Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie rebrands the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23) to provide new insights regarding Jesus’ identity, Jesus’ purpose in telling the parables, and our responsibility to be not only hearers but doers. Living by Heart Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Living-by-Heart-Alyce-McKenzie-11-01-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Love , Love your neighbor , Love to God , Discipleship Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Mark 12:28-34 illuminates how our commitment to love God and our neighbor with our whole heart means loving God and our neighbor with everything we've got! Have a Blessed Day! Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Blessed-Day-Alyce-McKenzie-01-27-2014 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Beatitudes , Blessing , Happiness Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s exegesis on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) examines how Jesus was a subversive sage who used existing wisdom genres to present a subversive version of blessedness. You Can Run, But You Can't Hide Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Run-Cant-Hide-Alyce-McKenzie-04-08-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Easter , Jesus , Resurrection , Redemption Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s reflection on John 21:1-19 considers what Peter might have experienced upon discovering the empty tomb and examines how Peter related to Jesus when they met post-resurrection. TiVo Weather Report Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/TiVo-Weather-Alyce-McKenzie-08-12-2013 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Eschatology , Kingdom of God , Exegesis , Sign Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie, in this reflection for Luke 12:49-56, explores how Jesus calls attention to the signs of the times that will indicate the coming of the Messianic kingdom. Cowardice and Courage Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Cowardice-Courage-Alyce-McKenzie-04-04-2014?offset=1&max=1 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Discipleship , Peace , Jesus , Palm Sunday Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie provides an exegesis of the triumphal entry in Luke 19:28-40, showing how Jesus used the occasion to be revealed as the Shepherd-King who brings peace. Staying at Your Post Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Staying-at-Your-Post-Alyce-McKenzie-04-23-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Jesus , Justice , Oppression , Shepherd Source: Patheos Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on John 10:11-18 observes that in Israel's tradition, kings were expected to shepherd God’s people by caring for them with justice. As Jesus' followers, we are expected to shepherd those we encounter.

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