Resources on Eric D. Barreto

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Lent and Love Sermon (Complete) Sermon (Complete) Topics: Lent , Judgment , God's Love Source: Day1 Eric Barreto preaches the mystery and the miracle of John 3:16, which illustrates the depths of God’s love, but also God’s judgment. In this love and judgment, God reaches out to a world living in darkness. A Letter to the Church, the Site of Resurrected Life Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Community , Paul , Reconciliation , Resurrection Source: Working Preacher Eric Barreto offers commentary on Philemon 1:1-21, highlighting Paul's message to the church community where the gospel of resurrected life flourishes in resistance to an empire that would place us in rank according to social status. Prophetic Resistance Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Violence , Prophets , Politics , Advent Source: Day1 Originally written in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Eric Barreto reflects on Isaiah 2:1-5, illuminating the prophet's call to resist the broken moral order in the name of God's good future. Did We Miss a Holiday? Article Article Topics: Nativity , Faithfulness , Magi Source: Day1 In this essay, Eric Barreto discusses the historical context of the visit of the Magi in Matthew 2:1-12 to show how the faithfulness of the Magi is significant to the Nativity account. Which Gospel Is True? Audio/Video Audio/Video Topics: Truth , Jesus Source: Enter the Bible This podcast and article asks, "Which Gospel Is True?" It is central to the Christian faith that the Gospels are true, that the four Gospels are pivotal in how we hear the story of Jesus. Preaching Acts Article Article Topics: Preaching , Worship Planning , Lectionary , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this article, Eric Barreto makes a plea for preachers to rethink how they understand the place of Luke-Acts in the New Testament, and how they preach the book of Acts. Can We Talk? Article Article Topics: Leadership , Sermon , Preaching , Congregation Source: Working Preacher Describing the nastiness of politics both outside and within the church, this article by Eric Barreto argues that preachers should model persuasive argumentation while remaining respectful and empathetic towards people who disagree with them. God's Justice Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Justice , Immigration , Interpretation , Parables Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Eric Barreto provides insight on Matthew 20—the parable of the landowner and the day laborers—and what it tells us about God’s justice. Trust and Conspiracy in a Pandemic Sermon (Complete) Sermon (Complete) Topics: Trust Source: Day1 In this sermon on Matthew 14:22-33, Eric Barreto considers the COVID-19 pandemic, urging us not to look for the conspiracy that contorts and changes to explain every wrinkle and incorrect prediction. Culture, Technology, and Shared Narratives can Influence Preaching Article Article Topics: Culture , Preaching , Technology , Sermon Source: Working Preacher Using the television show "Lost" as an aid, Eric Barreto considers the ways in which culture, technology, and shared narratives can influence preaching. Except This Foreigner Article Article Topics: Immigration , Foreigner , Home , Praise Source: Day1 In this article on Luke 17:11-19, Jesus asks "Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" and in that question, opens to listeners a world of understanding. Preaching and Ethnic Diversity Article Article Topics: Culture , Unity , Scripture , Diversity Source: Working Preacher In this article, Eric Barreto suggests preaching with, toward, and in ethnic diversity, noting that “God has created human diversity as a gift to be treasured not an obstacle to be overcome.” Jesus, Widows and Wealth Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Power , Wealth and poverty , Money Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Eric Barreto talks about Jesus and widows in Luke 7 and 21. Wealth and possessions aren't just about money, but also about power. Can't We All Just Get Along? Sermon (Complete) Sermon (Complete) Topics: Pentecost , Diversity , God's Will , Acts Source: Day1 Eric Barreto asks, based on the account in Acts 2:1-21, what would it mean for a church to be Pentecostal? We would seek out all kinds of people without requiring them to become like us. On Truth and Truthiness Article Article Topics: Culture , Trust , Truthfulness , Scripture Source: Working Preacher In an age of skepticism and shifting truths, Eric Barreto suggests that one task of the preacher is to teach people how to read and discern Scripture, how to cultivate wisdom instead of simply attaining knowledge.... Who Was Mary? Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Mary , Faithfulness , Advent , Christmas Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Eric Barreto explores what the scripture says about Mary, mother of Jesus, at different points in her life. The Gospel of Luke paints Mary as a vibrant portrait of faithfulness. A God Who Breaks All Our Rules Article Article Topics: Sermon on the mount , Culture , Grace , Obedience Source: Working Preacher Reflecting on Psalm 15 and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Eric Barreto says that God "demands more than we could possibly achieve but gives us more than we could possibly ask." An Unexpected Faith Sermon (Complete) Sermon (Complete) Topics: Faith , Grief , Hope Source: Day1 Eric Barreto explores the unexpected faith both of a Roman centurion and a grieving widow, and offers hope to all. Where Did the New Testament Come From? Commentary/Exegesis Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Scripture , New Testament Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Eric Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, talks about the origins of the 27 books that form the New Testament. A God Who Breaks All the Rules Devotional Devotional Topics: Culture , Daily Living , Blessing , Sermon on the mount Source: Day1 Eric Barreto's devotional on Psalm 15 and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) notes that God shatters expectations. "God demands more than we could possibly achieve but gives us more than we could possibly ask."

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