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Sheer Promises of Jesus Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/sheer-promise Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Conversion , Faith , Forgiveness , Grace Source: Working Preacher David J Lose writes that Jesus’ words in John 14:6, "no one comes to the father, except through me," are a promise rather than a threat, and that heaven is “present-tense.” He offers guided prayer suggestions. When In Doubt, Listen Devotional by David J Lose https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-02/bts-title Devotional by David J Lose Topics: Transfiguration , Doubt , Listening to God , Community Source: The Christian Century David J. Lose's commentary invites us to rethink transfiguration. Perhaps the story of Jesus being transfigured in Matthew 17:1-11 is just as much about us as it is about him, a call to listen to Jesus. Who's Afraid of an Empty Tomb? Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/whos-afraid-of-an-empty-tomb Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Easter , Fear , Hope , Resurrection Source: Working Preacher David Lose's commentary reflects on Luke 24:1-12 and the terrifying experience of resurrection, terrifying precisely because this news is what we want more than anything in the world. Preachers need to tell of it. Christ the King Practical How-To by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/christ-the-king Practical How-To by David J Lose Topics: Kingdom of God , Christ the King Sunday , King , Homiletics Source: Working Preacher Exploring Jesus' teachings about the Kingdom of God, this article by David J. Lose on Luke 23:33-43 describes how King Jesus defies our traditional ideas about kings and kingdoms. Foreground and Background Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2012-02/foreground-and-background Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Faith , Politics , Election , Suffering Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on the Republican primaries in 2012, 2 Kings 5: 1–14, and Mark 1:40–45, David J. Lose laments how political spectacles overtake the foreground, while convictions fade to the background and the suffering are forgotten. Do You See What I See? Article by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/do-you-see-what-i-see Article by David J Lose Topics: Awareness of God , Culture , Faith , Calling Source: Working Preacher Describing the failure of John the Baptist to see God working through Jesus' "mundane" ministry, this article by David J. Lose on Matthew 11:2-11 encourages ministers to help their congregants recognize God's activity outside of church. Preaching Thanksgiving Practical How-To by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/preaching-thanksgiving Practical How-To by David J Lose Topics: Awareness of God , Blessing , Gratitude , Thanksgiving Source: Working Preacher Explaining that genuine expressions of thankfulness are always voluntary, this article by David J. Lose on Luke 17:11-19 describes both the conditions of gratitude and the blessings gained by giving thanks. Lost Devotional by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/lost Devotional by David J Lose Topics: Parables , Sin, evil Source: Working Preacher Can you be righteous and still lost? This preacher's commentary on Jesus' parables in Luke 15:1-10 confronts us with "lost-ness" and the need we all share for God to search, sweep, and celebrate our being found.... Disappointed with God at Christmastime Service Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/disappointed-with-god-at-christmastime Service Outline by David J Lose Topics: Advent , Hope , The Poor , Despair Source: Working Preacher Picturing John the Baptist as an anxious, doubting, and despairing prisoner, David J. Lose's commentary on Matthew 11:2-11 discusses how Jesus' message of solidarity with the vulnerable can bring hope to people in "absolute need." Matthew's Version of the Incarnation, Part 2 Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/matthews-version-of-the-incarnation-part-2 Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Christmas , Sorrow , Incarnation , Oppression Source: Working Preacher This commentary by David J. Lose on Matthew 2:13-23 discusses how the slaughter of the innocents reminds us that Jesus suffers alongside the victims "of unjust rulers and violence." Spiritual Life Down in the Valley Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2012-01/sunday-february-19-2012 Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Suffering , Prophets , Journey , Emotion Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Deuteronomy 21:17, 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9, David J. Lose writes on serving God through mundane life, finding God through solidarity and receiving inspiration from the heights of spiritual encounter with God. 32 Words Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/32-words Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Easter , Love , Jesus , Gratitude Source: Working Preacher David Lose suggests that when Jesus gives his disciples the new commandment to love one another (John 13:34-35), he gives them "as clear a summary of the Christian life as one could possible want." Full Text Hymns on David J Lose The Moon And Stars Shall Lose Their LightPD
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Dogs and the Kingdom of God Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/dogs-and-the-kingdom-of-god Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Hospitality , Diversity , Gospel , Love Source: Working Preacher David Lose discusses the interpretive challenges of Jesus' encounter with the Syrophoenician woman (Mark 7:24-37). The passage can make us "aware of the unexpected blessing and insight a stranger might bring to us." Life, Death, and the Task of Preaching Practical How-To by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/life-death-and-the-task-of-preaching Practical How-To by David J Lose Topics: Death , Faith , Hope , Gospel Source: Working Preacher David Lose reflects on why preaching matters. By preaching the Christian story, we invite our hearers into it so that it becomes their story, and the promises of that story are heard and believed. Trinitarian Congregations Article by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/trinitarian-congregations Article by David J Lose Topics: Trinity Sunday , Hope , Jesus , Holy Spirit Source: Working Preacher David Lose sees Trinity Sunday as a time to explore what it means to be a Trinitarian congregation: called by the Holy Spirit to bear witness to Jesus for the sake of God's world. Preaching Stewardship: Confessions of a Convert Article by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/preaching-stewardship-confessions-of-a-convert Article by David J Lose Topics: Money , Stewardship , Generosity , Pastoral leadership Source: Working Preacher David Lose reflects on his journey from being reluctant to preach about stewardship of money, to being enthusiastic about it. He shares his discoveries of what helps, including that "people want to talk about this stuff!" The Problem with John Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/the-problem-with-john Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Advent , Jesus , Nativity , Grace Source: Working Preacher David Lose explores how each gospel writer approaches John the Baptist. For example, the message of Matthew's gospel is "don’t look to John for forgiveness...because you won’t find it." For forgiveness we must look to Jesus. Cataract Surgery Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/cataract-surgery Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Worship , Spiritual Blindness , Healing , Thanksgiving Source: Working Preacher David Lose says that the experience of the tenth leper in Luke 17:11-19 can be seen as cataract surgery. "Ten men are healed, but only one SEES what has happened." Our Road to Emmaus Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/our-road-to-emmaus Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Ministry , Church , Revelation , Scripture Source: Working Preacher David Lose sees Jesus’ encounter with two disciples on Emmaus Road (Luke 24:13-35) as modeling the preacher's calling: meeting people where they are, explaining scripture, gathering them around the table, and sending them to witness. Peter and the Pursuit of Happiness Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/peter-and-the-pursuit-of-happiness Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Forgiveness , Mercy , Change , Peter Source: Working Preacher David Lose uses Jesus' restoration and commissioning of Peter (John 21:15-19) to encourage preachers in challenging congregations to let their salvation by grace make a difference in the way they live.