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Preaching During Lent Element of Worship by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/preaching-during-lent Element of Worship by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Lent , Preaching , Daily Living , Christian Life Source: Working Preacher Matt Skinner notes that the Lenten readings raise questions about life and what it means to live and flourish in the space carved out by God’s grace through Jesus' partnership with humanity. Preaching the Passion Narrative Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/sb408-palm-passion-sunday Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Palm Sunday , Crucifixion , Suffering , Preaching Source: Working Preacher This 18-minute podcast is on preaching the Passion narrative beginning with Palm Sunday. Rolf Jacobson, Karoline M. Lewis and Matthew L. Skinner consider drawing listeners into the drama of God’s work despite evil, in Mark 14:1-15:47. Exegeting Text and People Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-259-matt-skinner Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Sermon , Preaching , Preparation , Homiletics Source: Working Preacher In this video, Matt Skinner talks about moving from text to sermon, noting the need to exegete your audience just as much as you exegete the text. (Length: 04:05) Preaching Familiar Lectionary Texts Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-208-matt-skinner Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Preaching , Lectionary , Sermon , Listening to God Source: Working Preacher In this video, Matt Skinner discusses the challenges of preaching familiar texts from the lectionary, and offers some strategies for preaching them anew. (Length 2:49) On Why People Give Money to Their Church Article by Matthew L Skinner http://day1.org/6839-matthew_skinner_on_why_people_give_money_to_their_church Article by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Money , Church , Prosperity , Gospel Source: Day1 This article discusses the at times uncomfortable subject of giving and gives scriptural and theological insights about financial contribution, while poking holes in the "health-and-wealth" gospel. Theological Expertise in the Digital Age Article by Matthew L Skinner http://day1.org/3569-theological_expertise_in_the_digital_age Article by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Pastoral leadership , Technology , Bible , Interpretation Source: Day1 This blog post explores how the use of technology and the dispensing of digitally-delivered information affects communities of faith, the authority of experts, and Biblical interpretation. “They’ll Know We Are Christians By...” Sermon Illustration by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/culture/theyll-know-we-are-christians-by Sermon Illustration by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Cultures , Oppression , Violence , War and peace Source: Working Preacher In this article, Matt Skinner references the bloody conflict between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria and discusses how the Biblical grammar of conflict is still present today and how religious violence is contrary to the gospel.... Parables in Matthew and Luke Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner https://www.enterthebible.org/resourcelink.aspx?rid=1477 Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Matthew , Parables , Jesus , Teaching Source: Enter the Bible Jesus' parables in Matthew and Luke are the focus of this brief video of Matthew Skinner, who encourages us to truly understand the parables' function. Understanding Jesus' Strange Good News Article by Matthew L Skinner http://day1.org/2849-matthew_skinner_the_parables_understanding_jesus_strange_good_news Article by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Parables , Jesus , God's Will , Words Source: Day1 Matthew Skinner reflects on Jesus' often wacky, weird words, like the parables. But if these parables are slightly "off" it's because they challenge us to see the difference between the status quo and God's desires. Preaching Moment Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-113-matt-skinner Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Preaching , Sermon , Homiletics , Worship Planning Source: Working Preacher In this video, Matt Skinner talks about various sermon structures and provides suggestions for thinking creatively in sermon planning like varying the format, being yourself, and structuring the sermon in a way that matches the text. A Church of Prophets Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3674 Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Prophecy , Pentecost , Holy Spirit , Interpretation Source: Enter the Bible In this short video, Matt Skinner marvels at how Peter's sermon at Pentecost (Acts 2) describes a church of prophets whose job it is to interpret how God is at work in the world. Surprise! Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-105-matt-skinner Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Holy Week , Sermon Source: Working Preacher In this video, Matthew Skinner says that, with more and more people skipping Holy Week services, Easter preaching requires pastors to include some of the surprise felt at the empty tomb. (Length: 2:43) Jesus & Banquets Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2860 Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Food , Jesus , Hospitality , Luke Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Matt Skinner talks about Jesus and banquets. Meals, in the Gospel of Luke, are occasions for transformation, confrontation, and Jesus' pronouncements about individuals and ministry. Opening the Gospel Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2690 Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Luke , Gospel , Faith , Spiritual Growth Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Matt Skinner talks about the beginning of the Gospel of Luke, and how this gospel is telling a constructive story to build up people's faith. Preaching the Children's Sermon Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-119-matt-skinner Audio/Video by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Children/youth , Intergenerational issues , Sermon , Preaching Source: Working Preacher In this video, Matt Skinner talks about the challenges and opportunities in preaching children's sermons. (Length: 4:03) Who Is My Neighbor? Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3169 Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Parables , Neighbor , Jesus Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Matt Skinner discusses the context of the Samaritan parable in Luke 10. Watch to learn how Jesus uses this parable to respond to the question, "Who is my neighbor?" Rise Up, It's Advent Article by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/culture/rise-up-its-advent Article by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Advent , Culture , Hope , Eschatology Source: Working Preacher Matt Skinner observes that the hymn line "We light the Advent candles against the winter night" signifies that protest is critical to Christians' understanding of Advent. Christians defy convention and believe God has the final word. The Preacher as Student Practical How-To by Matthew L Skinner https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/the-preacher-as-student Practical How-To by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Scripture , Study , Sources , Preaching Source: Working Preacher In this article, Skinner offers encouragement, reasoning, and ideas (i.e. teaming up with colleagues and building a library) for pastors to continue in and hone their biblical scholarship. Views on Gender Roles Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner http://day1.org/5482-matthew_skinner_the_careless_biblical_interpretation_behind_justin_lookadoos_views_on_gender Commentary/Exegesis by Matthew L Skinner Topics: Culture , Sexism , Women , Gender Source: Day1 Matthew Skinner offers one way to make sense of the injunctions against women speaking in 1 Timothy 2:8-14: the commands lose credibility because of their dependence on outdated social conventions and because of other biblical affirmations. Sermon Ideas for Matthew 14:13-21 Audio/Video by Karoline M Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-011-lectionary-texts-for-3-august-2008 Audio/Video by Karoline M Lewis Topics: Hope , Exegesis , Lectionary , Sermon Source: Working Preacher A podcast Matthew 14:13-21, Genesis 32:33-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, and Romans 9:1-5 discussing the power of hope in Isaiah and the feeding of the 5,000. Also contains a discussion of Jacob's infamous wrestling match.