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Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=3026 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lent , Worship Planning , Journey , Worship Source: Working Preacher In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Ash Wednesday: Crisis and Repentance Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/brainwave.aspx?podcast_id=371 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sermon , Community , Repentance Source: Working Preacher This podcast considers texts for Ash Wednesday, suggesting the penitential prayer of repentance from Psalm 51 and the communal crisis from Joel 2 as key preaching themes. All Saints’ Day Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/b49-all-saints-day-the-twenty-third-sunday-after-pentecost-year-b-2015 Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Saints , All Saints' Day Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Rolf Jacobson preaches a sermon for All Saints’ Day from Revelation 21:1-6, explaining the subtleties and nuances of this special day on the liturgical calendar. (Length 12:41) The Great Commission Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/a29-trinity-sunday-year Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Jesus , Pentecost , Trinity , Baptism Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Rolf Jacobson preaches a sermon from Matthew 28:16-20 for Trinity Sunday. It's the Great Commission, with its famous Trinitarian formula: "baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." Preaching the Psalms—Proclaiming the Metaphors and Images Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1700 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Preaching , Psalms Source: Working Preacher Rolf Jacobson discusses a framework for preaching the psalms, including three possible strategies--focusing on how a psalm says what it says. This is the second part in a series on preaching the psalms. God Swipes Right Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson https://vimeo.com/239350039 Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Martin Luther , Reformation Day , Grace , Holy Spirit Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Rolf Jacobson preaches a sermon on Romans 3:19-28 for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, describing how the Holy Spirit works with everyday ordinary human beings like Martin Luther to work powerfully. Preaching the Psalms—Preaching the Genres Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1699 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Sermon , Preaching , Psalms Source: Working Preacher Rolf Jacobson writes about focusing on the different genres as a method of preaching the psalms. This is the third article in a series. Mourning into Dancing Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=3576 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Source: Enter the Bible This podcast and article discusses Psalm 30, where Rolf Jacobson shares life anecdotes, especially a cancer diagnosis, in the light of Psalm 30. Habakkuk Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/__trashed Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Habakkuk , Faith , Waiting , Praise Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Rolf Jacobson claims that the words of Habakkuk are not actually a prophetic message to God’s people, but a prayer to God. Habakkuk teaches us that God's justified people can praise God no matter the circumstance. Why are there chapter and verse numbers? Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=533 Article by Rolf Jacobson Source: Enter the Bible The chapter and verse numbers in the Bible were put there for one reason: To make it easy to find stuff. In this article, Rolf Jacobson explains the development of the Bible's numbering system. Preaching the Psalms—Context and Witness Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1701 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Preaching , Psalms , Preparation Source: Working Preacher Rolf Jacobson writes about how to preach the psalms by focusing on context and theological witness. This is the first part in a series on preaching the psalms. Our Brand Is Crisis Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/c30-the-fifth-sunday-after-pentecost Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Jesus , Salvation , Community Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Rolf Jacobson's sermon on Luke 8:26-56 points out that "Jesus crosses three different boundaries to save three very different people from three very different crises," in each case restoring the person to their community. (Length: 16:30) A testimony about God Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1217 Commentary/Exegesis by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Praise , Redemption , Creation , Election Source: Working Preacher Rolf Jacobson reflects on the testimony of praise presented in Psalm 147, which details God's actions and character as creator and redeemer. Relying on the hospitality of the stranger Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/b33-2-the-seventh-sunday-after-pentecost-year-b-2 Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Missions , Church , Hospitality , Evangelism Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday In this audio sermon on Mark 6:1-14, Rolf Jacobson says the church needs to relearn the ancient practice of taking the gospel to people and relying on the hospitality of the stranger. Commandments for Biblical Preaching Part 1 Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1702 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Public Speaking , Sermon , Homiletics , Writing Source: Working Preacher In this article, Rolf Jacobson provides his "10 Commandments for Biblical Preaching" that, while not meant to be a main source of teaching, can help in honing a craft. All About Grace Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson http://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/a49-twenty-first-sunday-pentecost-year-reformation-sunday Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Faith , Reformation , Salvation , Martin Luther Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Reflecting on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the legacy of Martin Luther, Rolf Jacobson preaches on Romans 3:19-28, concluding, "it's all about grace." Psalms of Praise Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2607 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Praise , Relationship Source: Enter the Bible In this video, Rolf Jacobson explains the two functions of the praise psalms: first, as form of testimony, and second, as a form of direct communication with God. Commandments for Biblical Preaching Part 2 Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1703 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Creativity , Homiletics , Sermon , Preaching Source: Working Preacher In this article, Rolf Jacobson presents exceptions to each of his "10 Commandments for Biblical Preaching," arguing that while guidelines for preaching should generally be respected, there are instances in which these guidelines should be broken. Where Is Your Heart? Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson https://asermonforeverysunday.com/sermons/c37-the-twelfth-sunday-after-pentecost/ Sermon (Complete) by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Heart , Treasure , Stewardship , Kingdom of God Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday In this audio sermon on Luke 12:32-34, Rolf Jacobson suggests thinking of the Kingdom of God as "the times and places where God gets busy and God shows up." (Length: 17:16) Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey': The Train Has Left the Station (Part 1 of 2) Article by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=3025 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lent , Language , Worship , Good works Source: Working Preacher Noticing that it is primarily Jesus who journeys to Jerusalem during Lent, Rolf Jacobson argues in this article that the "Lent is a journey" metaphor mistakenly shifts our focus from Jesus's sacrifice to our worship-related activities.

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