Resources on Juliana Claassens

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Commentary on Exodus 16:1-18 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/god-provides-manna/commentary-on-exodus-161-18 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: God's Provision , Manna , Provision , Greed Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens’ commentary on Exodus 16:1-18 explores how God sending manna is a sign of his providence and deliverance for Israel and reflects on famine, hoarding, and the “myth of scarcity.” There Will Be Peace Someday Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/swords-into-plowshares-2/commentary-on-isaiah-361-3-13-20-371-7-then-21-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Fear , Peace , Prophets , War Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens offers commentary for preaching Isaiah 36:1-37:7 and Isaiah 2:1-4. The first passage is deeply steeped in violence and war, while the second passage reveals a God who teaches the ways of peace. God's Angry Roar at Injustice Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/amos-justice-rolls-down/commentary-on-amos-11-2-514-15-21-24 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Judgment , Righteousness , Amos , Social Justice Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens offers commentary on Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24 which reminds us of a God who is angry regarding the perversion of justice and calls all believers to reevaluate how our society and churches are constructed. The Banquet Table Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-day/commentary-on-isaiah-256-9 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Death , Resurrection , Fellowship , Goodness Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens' commentary on Isaiah 25:6-9 meditates on the powerful image of a banquet that challenges us to give thanks amidst hardship, embodies hope for the future, and invites us (and others) into fellowship. God's Promise Fulfilled in Rebekah Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-14/commentary-on-genesis-2434-38-42-49-58-67-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Family , Marriage , Genesis , Promises of God, The Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens says that Genesis 24 reveals God to be a personal God, deeply committed to and involved with human life events with which we busy ourselves—in this case, the challenges of finding a partner/spouse. A Word of Hope in Exile Sermon Preparation or Illustration https://www.aplainaccount.org/post/isaiah-55-10-13-1/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration Topics: Hope , Water , Word of God , Exile Source: A Plain Account In this commentary on Isaiah 55:10-13, a pastor reflects on rain and snow as metaphor for God's word of hope given to a people in exile. Jacob vs. Esau Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-15/commentary-on-genesis-2519-34-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Prayer , Trust Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens observes that the narratives in Genesis 25:19-34 "are told from a pro-Jacob/pro-Israel perspective," portraying God as siding with the weak, the barren woman, the younger twin - revealing part of Israel's self-understanding. A Life-Giving Deliverer Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-10-3/commentary-on-1-kings-1717-24-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Grief , Miracles , God's Deliverance Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens's commentary on 1 Kings 17:17-24 suggests exploring the conditions of grief and precarity that underlie this passage. It is exactly in situations of extreme need that God’s grace breaks in. Commentary on Daniel 12:1-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-33-2/commentary-on-daniel-121-3-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Hope , Resurrection , Daniel , General Resurrection Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens, in her commentary on Daniel 12:1-3, explores the image of resurrection that hopes for final restoration and justice and notes the New Testament’s building upon this image. Commentary on 1 Kings 17:8-16 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-32-2/commentary-on-1-kings-178-16-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: God's Provision , Elijah (Biblical prophet) , Trust , Faith Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens’ commentary on 1 Kings 17:8-16 reflects on trusting God in times when one finds themselves in unexpected circumstances and challenges the reader to look at marginalized people in a new light. Commentary on Isaiah 55:10-13 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-15/commentary-on-isaiah-5510-13-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Hope , Nature Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens’ commentary on Isaiah 55:10-13 reflects on the vision of a grand return of Israel from exile where even nature is restored to offer hope for a future apart from the Babylonian Empire. Commentary on Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:[3b-6] 17-19 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/faith-as-a-way-of-life-2/commentary-on-habakkuk-11-4-22-4-33b-6-17-19 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Suffering , Habakkuk , Injustice , Waiting Source: Working Preacher Juliana Claassens writes on Habbakkuk and reminds us that God listens to the oppressed and ends unjust abuses of power. The elusive divine presence Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/transfiguration-of-our-lord/commentary-on-exodus-2412-18-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: God's Presence , Eucharist , Transfiguration , Law Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Exodus 24:12-18, Juliana Claassens notes two different perspectives on God's presence which are in tension: the closeness of God and the sovereignty of God. Bloom where you're planted Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/jeremiahs-letter-to-exiles/commentary-on-jeremiah-291-4-14 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Exile , Jeremiah , Joy Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Jeremiah's letter to the exiles (29:1, 4-14), Juliana Claassens discusses the encouragement to make the most of a difficult situation that cannot be changed. The Light Shines Brightest in the Darkness Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/christmas-day-nativity-of-our-lord-ii/commentary-on-isaiah-626-12-7 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Christmas , Darkness , Messiah , Suffering Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Isaiah 62:6-12 by Juliana Claassens, who notes the darkness and suffering into which Isaiah spoke his message of hope and redemption, encouraging preachers to remember to preach the pain that Christmas redeems. Power in Vulnerability Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/light-to-the-nations/commentary-on-isaiah-421-9 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Suffering , Power , Trauma Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Isaiah 42:1-9 by Juliana Claassens, who explores how Isaiah's Servant speaks to communities that have endured trauma and suffering, but in an unexpected way. Rather than touting revenge, the Servant demonstrates power through vulnerability. Commentary on Isaiah 53:4-12 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-29-2/commentary-on-isaiah-534-12-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Suffering , Isaiah , Sufferings of Christ Source: Working Preacher Commentary by Juliana Claassens, who meditates on the Suffering Servant image in Isaiah 53. Who can govern this your great people? Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-17/commentary-on-1-kings-35-12-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Wisdom , Solomon , Prayer , Grace Source: Working Preacher Commenting on 1 Kings 3:5-12, Juliana Claassens observes that Solomon had his faults before and after his commendable prayer, and that God takes the initiative by grace in the lives of people with mixed motives. The Outward-Looking Servant Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-after-epiphany/commentary-on-isaiah-491-7-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Messiah , Selfishness , Trauma , Suffering Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Isaiah 49:1-7 by Juliana Claassens, who emphasizes the "Servant's" identification with the whole suffering people of Israel, who find their strength in God's presence and their renewal in serving others, not just themselves. Devouring Monsters, Empire, and God's Intervention Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/christ-the-king-2/commentary-on-daniel-79-10-13-14-2 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Juliana Claassens Topics: Daniel , The Power of God , Vision , Oppression Source: Working Preacher In her commentary on Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Juliana Claassens suggests that jumping to a Christological reading too quickly does not do justice to the powerful significance of the imagery for an audience severely threatened by empires.