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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. 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!" Ordinary Saints Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/ordinary-saints Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Thanksgiving , Generosity , Calling/Vocation Source: Working Preacher David Lose comments on James 1 as an invitation for us to see our daily lives as a place for worship, generosity, and Christian discipleship. Just the Beginning Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/just-the-beginning Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Advent , Awareness of God , Spirituality, piety, devotion Source: Working Preacher David Lose’s commentary on Mark 1:1-8 suggests that the story of Jesus in Scripture is only the beginning of his story, and that our story continues the story of Jesus. The Value of a Good Question Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/the-value-of-a-good-question Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Faith , Doubt , Worship Planning , Sermon Source: Working Preacher David Lose invites us to see that questions are not a sign of weakness or lack of faithfulness, but a way for us to more fully enter Jesus' kingdom. Triumphal Entry to Easter Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/to-be-continued Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Lent , Palm Sunday , Leading Worship , Sermon Source: Working Preacher David Lose offers thoughts on how preachers can handle the long, complex readings of Palm Sunday, and help their people make the journey from the Triumphal Entry to Easter. Trust and Temptation Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/trust-and-temptation Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Faith , Fear , Temptation , Trust Source: Working Preacher David Lose argues that a sermon on temptation need not be either titillating or boring to be helpful. Rather, it needs to be both honest and realistic--just the thing people need and want to hear. 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. 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. Reclaiming “Vocation” in our Worship & Preaching Article by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/reclaiming-vocation-in-our-worship-preaching Article by David J Lose Topics: Labor Day Sunday , Work , Worship , Vocation Source: Working Preacher David Lose's article reflects on vocation as the "logic for our worship and congregational life," encouraging pastors to lift up in worship the sanctity of daily labor and God's desire to use our everyday activities. Learning to See Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/learning-to-see Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Awareness of God , Listening to God Source: Working Preacher David Lose encourages preachers to learn the patterns of biblical stories, arguing that Genesis 28 teaches us to notice and mark the presence of God in our lives. 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." The Oddest Christmas Carol Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/the-oddest-christmas-carol Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Dying and Rising with Christ , Faith , Advent Source: Working Preacher David Lose considers the opening words to Simeon’s song in Luke 2:29, concluding that in these words Simeon accepts death because he is confident in God’s promised salvation—a promise he holds in his hands. Learning to Be Perfect Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/perfect Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: Sermon on the mount , Forgiveness , Grudge-bearing , Identity Source: Working Preacher David Lose reflects on one of the more difficult passages to hear: “Turn the other cheek...Love your enemies...Be perfect.” How can preachers encourage people to be the kind of people they are created to be? The Butterfly Effect Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/the-butterfly-effect Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Good works , Calling/Vocation , Daily Living , Courage Source: Working Preacher David Lose comments on the work of Shiphrah and Puah (Exodus), pointing out how little acts of faithfulness have the (sometimes unseen or unexpected) power to change the world. The Revolution Starts Here Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/the-revolution-starts-here Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Sermon on the mount , Matthew , Sermon , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher David Lose shares his insights on Matthew 5:38 where Jesus is outlining his vision of God's kingdom and issuing a summons to those who desire to be a part of it. Come As You Are Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/come-as-you-are Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Grace , Community , Honesty , God's Love Source: Working Preacher David Lose's reflection on Mark 5:21-43 contemplates vulnerability, coming to God as we are, and a honest community. Because the only way to trust God's "I love you" is to first hear God's "I know you." Called and Commissioned to Be Salt and Light Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/called-and-commissioned-to-be-salt-and-light Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Sermon on the mount , Matthew , Sermon , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher David Lose shares his insights on Matthew 5:13-20, encouraging pastors to think creatively about how to match up the gifts of the congregation with the needs of the community. Tell the Truth Twice Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/tell-the-truth-twice Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Culture , Truthfulness , Redemption , John the Baptist Source: Working Preacher David Lose comments on Mark 6:14-29: Jesus makes no appearance in the story of the beheading of John the Baptist. Tell it like it is--apart from God's promises, this is what we can expect. All Are Welcome Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/all-are-welcome Commentary/Exegesis by David J Lose Topics: Hospitality , Community , Foreigner , Stranger Source: Working Preacher David Lose comments on Isaiah 56 and Matthew 15, daring preachers to take the risk of talking openly (and eliciting feedback) about what it means to feel welcome or unwelcome in a congregation.