Resources on Nancy deClaissé‑Walford

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Mothering Metaphors Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/first-sunday-in-lent-3/commentary-on-psalm-911-2-9-16-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Mother , Thanksgiving , Comfort Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, by Nancy deClaissé-Walford, who explores the range of metaphors in this psalm of thanksgiving and then focuses at length on the image of God as a mother who embraces and nurtures. The Pleasantness of Oil and Dew Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-psalm-133-3 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Goodness , Unity , Psalms , Pilgrimage Source: Working Preacher Discussing how the two metaphors in Psalm 133 are associated with soothing and refreshing sensations in a dry climate, this commentary by Nancy deClaissé-Walford explores how celebrating unity in the community is both good and pleasant. A Primer on Prayer Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-14-2/commentary-on-psalm-123 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Jerusalem , Pilgrimage , Prayer , Lament Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Psalm 123 by Nancy deClaissé-Walford, who describes its place among the "psalms of ascents" and explores its meaning for pilgrims going up to Jerusalem, turning away from the world, and looking to God. No Arbitrary Rules Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/sixth-sunday-after-epiphany/commentary-on-psalm-1191-8-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Wisdom , Torah , Law , God's Love Source: Working Preacher This commentary explores Psalm 119:1-8 and its connections with Passover and Jewish tradition. The centering theme is the goodness of the law and how God's loving kindness is revealed in it. Appearance of God Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/transfiguration-of-our-lord-3/commentary-on-psalm-99-3 Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Praise , Creation , God's Will , God Source: Working Preacher Psalm 99 celebrates the continued presence of God with his people in the wilderness. Paired with Exodus 34 and 2 Corinthians 3-4, it provides further insight into the Transfiguration of Jesus in the gospel of Luke. Complaning Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-26/commentary-on-exodus-171-7-4 Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Promises , God , Moses , Trust Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Exodus 17 considers complaining, suggesting that God asks us to trust when God's good provision doesn't come as quickly or in quite the form as we would like. Torah as a Way of Life Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-23/commentary-on-psalm-11933-40-7 Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Law , God's Will , Commandments , God Source: Working Preacher Psalm 119:33-40 contains a series of petitions to God in which the psalmist implores God to instruct him with God's law because, as the psalmist says in verse 40, “I have longed for your precepts.” The Tebel and the Task Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/sixth-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-psalm-98-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Creation , Earth , World , King Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 98 includes themes such as God's sovereignty, the world, and how we might celebrate God as king. The Fear of the Lord Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-28-3/commentary-on-psalm-111-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: God's Deliverance , Commentary , Psalms , Thanksgiving Source: Working Preacher In Psalm 111, the words of thanks by this individual worshiper are unusual, for they recount not an event of God's deliverance of an individual, but God's deliverance of an entire community. Grumbling, Provision and Sabbath Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-25/commentary-on-exodus-162-15-3 Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Sabbath , God's Provision , Rest , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Exodus 16:2-15 focuses several themes that can speak to Christians today: grumbling by the people of God, good provision by God, and the importance of Sabbath rest. Calling to Praise Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-25-3/commentary-on-psalm-113-3 Sermon Starter/Outline by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Praise , Care , Lectionary Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 113 sees that hymn as calling the community of believers to praise a transcendent God who cares enough for humankind to reach down and raise up the poor of the earth. The Stone the Builders Rejected Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/resurrection-of-our-lord-2/commentary-on-psalm-1181-2-14-24-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Commentary , Psalms , Jesus , Passover Source: Working Preacher Psalm 118 is a story song for Passover, telling first the tale of the Psalmist and then the worshipping community together. From this context, we explore the meaning of the rejected stone. Community Hymn of Thanksgiving Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/fourth-sunday-after-epiphany-2/commentary-on-psalm-111-3 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Worship , Mercy , God's Deliverance , Commentary Source: Working Preacher Psalm 111 is classified as an Individual Hymn of Thanksgiving, a psalm type in which thanks is given for deliverance or gifts from God. But this one is thanksgiving for a whole community, a whole nation. A Creation Psalm Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/day-of-pentecost/commentary-on-psalm-10424-34-35b-7 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Creation , Glory , Pentecost Source: Working Preacher Psalm 104, a rare creation psalm, emphasizes the diversity of creation, and God’s glory and the singer’s song. Here humanity is not singled out with any special mention, but as one with all of creation. Lament to Trust Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-after-epiphany/commentary-on-psalm-401-11 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Lament , Trust , Commentary , God Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 40:1-11 details the Psalmists journey from deep lament to even deeper trust. Commentary on Psalm 51:1-10 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-24-3/commentary-on-psalm-511-10-3 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Guilt , Sin , Mercy , Commentary Source: Working Preacher Psalm 51 is heartfelt cry to God from one who has committed an unspeakable sin in the eyes of God. May we be as repentant as David and as willing to come to God for cleansing. Praise of God's Deliverance Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-19-2/commentary-on-psalm-341-8-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Thanksgiving , Commentary , Psalms Source: Working Preacher Psalm 34:1-8 is an individual hymn of thanksgiving of David sang on the occasion of the deliverance of his very life by God, as the ultimate word about God's help to those who are in need. Hymn of Thanksgiving Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/all-saints-sunday/commentary-on-psalm-341-10-22-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Commentary , Psalms , Contentment Source: Working Preacher In Psalm 34, taking refuge in God—being protected, warm, and loved—can result in a deep, inner sense of contentment, a feeling in the very depth of your being that all is well. A Pilgrim Psalm Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-10-2/commentary-on-psalm-130-5 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Jerusalem , Voice , Waiting , Psalms Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Psalm 130 explores the nature of the Psalm and its use as a "pilgrim Psalm" for Jerusalem travelers of ancient Israel and also a penitential Psalm in the medieval Church. A Psalm for the Story Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-12-2/commentary-on-psalm-1071-3-23-32 Commentary/Exegesis by Nancy deClaissé-Walford Topics: Darkness , Water , Words , Psalms Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Psalm 107. This is a communal song that includes a progression toward praise for many different circumstances: sickness, prison, shipwreck, and desert wandering. We join with brothers and sisters singing it together.

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