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Washing the Feet of His Traitor Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1925 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Love , Jesus , Commandments , Service Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson, in her commentary on John 13:1-17, reflects on the love of Jesus that not only loves his betrayer, but serves him, and his command to us to "do as I have done to you." Commentary on Mark 9:30-37 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3785 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Jesus , Humility Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson offers commentary on Mark 9:30-37, looking at how Jesus demonstrates that there is power in humility. Stand Firm in Freedom Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=612 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Freedom , Spirit , Love , Law Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson discusses Paul's view of freedom in Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Christ sets us free from law and from the power of the sinful self. We are free to love and serve others. An Urgent Gospel Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1160 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Jesus , Mark , John the Baptist , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson’s commentary on Mark 1:1-20 notes that Mark’s Gospel starts with a sense of urgency and emphasizes that God is on a mission in the proclamation of the kingdom through Jesus. The Voice of the Good Shepherd Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2813 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Belonging , Shepherd , Voice , Faith Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson’s commentary on John 10:22-30 acknowledges the tension between those who believe and those who do not believe and reflects on Jesus meeting people where they are instead of listing requirements to be his sheep. The Challenge of the Pharisees Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1161 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Sin , Blasphemy , Jesus , Law Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson’s commentary on Mark 2:1-22 examines the challenges of the Pharisees against Jesus’ ministry and notes that Jesus responds to these challenges in a way to shatters boundaries. Commentary on Luke 5:1-11 Article by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1560 Article by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Calling , Discipleship , Disciples of Christ , Sin Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson uses the story of Jesus calling his first disciples in Luke 5:1-11 to reflect on the unworthiness of humanity to participate in God’s work and the call of Jesus to be catchers of people. Living Between Two Epiphanies Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1126 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Epiphany , Grace of God , Ethics , Morality Source: Working Preacher Elisabeth Johnson's commentary sees Titus 2:11-14 as a theological gem in the midst of the moral exhortations of Titus; it provides the theological basis for the Christian life, which is to be marked by transformation. Weeding Frenzy Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=979 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Parables , Angels , Judgment Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43, by Elisabeth Johnson, who explores how Jesus's parable of the wheat and tares removes the job of judgment from his disciples, freeing them to focus on their calling: preaching good news. Total Dependence on God Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2355 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Jesus , Heaven , Power , Kingdom of God Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Matthew 18:1-9, Elisabeth Johnson explores Jesus' challenge to his disciples to relinquish their desires for personal prestige as they become like little children. Temporarily Rich Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1725 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Wealth , Materialism , Death Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Luke 12:13-21 by Elisabeth Johnson, who explores the foolishness of materialism. Riches can blind us to all but ourselves, which impedes our ability to see and love God and inherit eternal riches. The Good News of God's Judgment Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1552 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: John the Baptist , Repentance , Forgiveness , Judgment Source: Working Preacher Commenting on the proclamation of John the Baptist in Luke 3:1-22, Elisabeth Johnson says that God's judgment is good news because it shows God cares about justice, and it offers opportunity for repentance and forgiveness. Full Text Hymns on Elisabeth Johnson God of the Ages, by Whose HandPD
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Crumbs from the Table Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3761 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Jesus , Missions , Children , Gentiles Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Jesus' ministry in Gentile territory (Mark 7:24-37), Elisabeth Johnson says that like Jesus, we his followers are called to an expanded mission embracing "the outsider, the stranger, even the enemy." The God who wants to give Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1724 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Prayer , Hospitality , God's Will , Grace Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Luke 11:1-13, Elisabeth Johnson notes that Jesus encourages us to expect God to answer our prayers; and she discusses the difficulties of interpreting our experience when it does not square with Jesus' words. My Lord and My God Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1991 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Peace , Missions , Thomas , Forgiveness Source: Working Preacher Commenting on John 20:19-31, Elisabeth Johnson observes that Thomas' response to seeing Jesus was "the highest Christological confession of anyone in the Gospel." Jesus gives a blessing for all who will come to faith in him. Rest for the Weary Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=970 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Wisdom , Kingdom of God , Rest , Disciple Source: Working Preacher In this commentary on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Elisabeth Johnson explains what it means to take Jesus' yoke and find rest for our souls. By This Everyone Will Know Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2830 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Love , Community , Commandments , Knowledge Source: Working Preacher Commenting on John 13:31-35, Elisabeth Johnson emphasizes Jesus' clarity that people will know we are his disciples not by our correct beliefs, our moral purity, or our knowledge, but by our loving deeds. An ungrateful recipient of grace Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2839 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Faith , Healing , Sin , Sabbath Source: Working Preacher Commenting on John 5:1-18, Elisabeth Johnson observes that the man healed by the Beth-zatha pool was "perhaps the least willing and the least grateful" of all those healed by Jesus in the gospel of John. Lord of the Sabbath Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1561 Commentary/Exegesis by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Law , Sabbath , Pharisees , Fear Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Luke 6:1-16, Elisabeth Johnson says the Pharisees' portrayal in the New Testament is a bit of a caricature, obscuring their concern for holiness at a time of threats to the Jewish way of life. We Belong to Christ Sermon Starter/Outline by Elisabeth Johnson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=610 Sermon Starter/Outline by Elisabeth Johnson Topics: Law , Baptism , Community , Unity Source: Working Preacher The rite of entry into God's people is no longer circumcision but baptism. The divisions in our communities now tend to be political, but baptism should still reconcile us. Commentary on Galatians 3:23-29 by Elisabeth Johnson.

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