Resources on Craig R. Koester

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How John Tells a Story Article by Craig R. Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/how-john-tells-a-story Article by Craig R. Koester Topics: Faith , Preaching , Study , Preparation Source: Working Preacher This article by Craig R. Koester is about how John's gospel tells the story of Jesus in ways that often seem simple on the surface. Yet a closer reading reveals complexities that many preachers find daunting. 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. First Last and Last First Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl212-first-last-and-last-first Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Messiah , Discipleship , Lent , Commandments Source: Working Preacher In this 16-minute podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker unpack Mark 10:17-31 (the rich man and salvation), following Christ and loving neighbor with the theme “First Last and Last First.” 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.... Church at Corinth Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl224-church-at-corinth Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Church , Paul , Witness , Ministry Source: Working Preacher In this 15-minute podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker discuss the church at Corinth, divisions, Paul, bi-vocational ministry, and witnessing to Christ from 1 Corinthians and Acts 18:1-4. 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. Crucifixion Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl219-crucifixion Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Crucifixion , King , Kingdom of God , Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Working Preacher In this 13-minute podcast, Rolf Jacobson, Craig R. Koester, and Kathryn M. Schifferdecker consider the Crucifixion from Mark 15:16-39, Christ’s kingship and God restoring relationship with humanity through Christ’s suffering. 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. 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, and what it means to be "born again." For John, the idea of new birth is really an invitation to faith. 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." 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. 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). 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. 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. 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) Preaching on the Lord's Prayer (Part One) Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/nl230-preaching-series-on-the-lords-prayer Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lord’s Prayer , Prayer , Preaching , Luke Source: Working Preacher This 25-minute podcast is part one of a four part series on the Lord's Prayer from Luke 11:2-4. 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) Preaching Moment Audio/Video by Craig R. Koester https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-130-craig-koester Audio/Video by Craig R. Koester Topics: Awareness of God , Preaching , Scripture , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this video, Craig Koester notes that sermons must go beyond connecting interesting points of scripture together and speak as one who is aware that the God of the scriptures is alive and present.