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Characters in John Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/characters-in-john Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester Topics: Preaching , John , Samaritans , Truth Source: Working Preacher Craig Koester offers suggestions for preaching about characters with whom Jesus has extended interaction in the gospel of John (3:1-14; 4; 9; 11:20-44). How John Tells a Story Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/how-john-tells-a-story Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester Topics: Faith , Preaching , Preparation , Gospel Source: Working Preacher Craig Koester discusses complexities in the way John's gospel tells the story of Jesus (John 3, 4:10; 9), including expressions that have multiple meanings; irony; and imagery. Being Born Again Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3495 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: The New Birth , Baptism , Faith Source: Enter the Bible In this brief video, Craig Koester talks about Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus in John 3:1-21, and what it means to be "born again." For John, the idea of new birth is really an invitation to faith. The Discourses in John's Gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/the-discourses-in-johns-gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Craig R Koester Topics: Faith , Preaching , Promises of God, The , Resurrection Source: Working Preacher Craig Koester offers suggestions for preaching about Jesus' discourses in John's gospel (John 10, 14-17), identifying themes and images. Faith and Promise Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3004 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Faith , Promises , Hebrews Source: Enter the Bible Craig Koester provides an entry point into the letter to the Hebrews. Watch this brief video to find out about the nature of faith and the promise provided to people who face life's challenges. Revelation: What does hope look like? Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=5062 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Hope , Revelation , Creation , Prophecy Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Craig Koester responds to the question, "What does hope look like?" reflecting on his life-long study of Revelation. Our hope is found in the reality and character of God disclosed in Jesus Christ.... Peter's Summary of Jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/baptism-of-our-lord/commentary-on-acts-1034-43-6 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Faith , Forgiveness , Sin , Forgiveness of sin Source: Working Preacher This commentary by Craig R. Koester on Peter's sermon in Acts 10:34-43 discusses how faith in God cleanses and enfolds people in God's community, Jesus' work in changing lives and how Jesus released people from sin. Revelation: Is the End Near? Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&month=2%2f01%2f2018 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Revelation , Apocalypse , Eschatology , Salvation Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Craig Koester responds to the question, "Is the end near?" with reflection on his lifetime of study of the Book of Revelation. The Work of God's Spirit Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/sixth-sunday-of-easter/commentary-on-john-1415-21 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Love , Jesus , Holy Spirit Source: Working Preacher Craig R. Koester’s commentary on John 14:15-21 explores the idea of the Holy Spirit being an advocate and discusses how the Holy Spirit and Jesus are similar and different as advocates. Worshipful, Doubtful Discipleship Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/the-holy-trinity/commentary-on-matthew-2816-20-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Discipleship , Jesus Christ, authority of , Following of Christ , Faith Source: Working Preacher Craig R. Koester provides commentary on Matthew 28:16-20, reflecting on the mix of faith and doubt that characterizes discipleship, and Jesus who graciously invites into his presence and sends us, the worshipful and doubtful alike. The Beast and the Lamb Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3423 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Revelation , Apocalypse , Tyranny Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Craig Koester observes that, "What Revelation does is invite you into relationship with the lamb (Christ), while seeking to alienate you from those powers represented by the beast." Understanding "666" Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3252 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Revelation , Apocalypse Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Craig Koester provides a fascinating explanation of the number 666 in Revelation 13. Watch to find out what this riddle might mean, and what John's message for his readers might have been. The Mysterious Inheritance Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/epiphany-of-our-lord/commentary-on-ephesians-31-12-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Faith , God's Will , Mystery , Gentiles Source: Working Preacher Craig R. Koester's commentary on Ephesians 3:1-12 describes Paul's fascination with the mystery of God's grace that was given to the Gentiles through Christ. This leads Paul to spread the good news to the Gentiles. God Answers Hannah Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl236-god-answers-hannah Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Gift , Life Source: Working Preacher This podcast, hosted by Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker, reflecting on Hannah's precursor to Mary's Magnificat. When Death Goes Away Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-day/commentary-on-revelation-211-6a Commentary/Exegesis by Craig R Koester Topics: Death , Promises , Creation , Revelation Source: Working Preacher Craig R. Koester offers commentary on Revelation 21:1-6, highlighting the promise of new life and a new world that will come when the old world "passes away" and death is operative no more. Birth of Jesus, Shepherds Visit Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl203-birth-of-jesus-shepherds-visit Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Jesus , Shepherd , Messiah , Suffering Source: Working Preacher from Luther Seminary In this 10-minute podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker discuss the shepherd’s visit from Luke 2:1-20, Jesus’ unexpected kingship, finding God in a manger and on a cross (as Luther wrote). Triumphal Entry (or Anointing at Bethany) Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl-podcast-404-triumphal-entry-or-anointing-at-bethany Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Holy Week , Palm Sunday , Messiah Source: Working Preacher In this podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R Koester, and Kathryn M Schifferdecker discuss the triumphal entry in Mark 11:1-11 and the anointing of Jesus in Mark 14:3-9. Crucifixion Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl-podcast-406-crucifixion Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Crucifixion , Suffering Source: Working Preacher In this podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R Koester, and Kathryn M Schifferdecker discuss the crucifixion in Mark 15:16-39, noting the renewed meaning of Jesus's death during a time of pandemic. The Role of Imagery in the Book of Revelation Audio/Video by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-192-craig-koester Audio/Video by Craig R Koester Topics: Exegesis , Language , Revelation , Preaching Source: Working Preacher In this video, Craig Koester demonstrates that the key to responsibly interpreting the imagery of the book of Revelation is to start at the beginning of the book. (Length: 5:00) Where is the Text Going? Practical How-To by Craig R Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-222-craig-koester Practical How-To by Craig R Koester Topics: Preaching , Exegesis , Homiletics , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this brief video, Craig Koester discusses the homiletical movement from text to sermon, encouraging preachers to pay close attention to where the text is going. (Length: 4:12)