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Easter 5 • John 16:12–22 • April 24, 2016
April 12, 2016 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
This lection from John 16 shows how important it is to first interpret what a text meant before one can take in hand the question of what it means. These words of Jesus …

Proper 11 • Ephesians 2:11–22 • July 19, 2015
July 7, 2015 – 9:05 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
I say to my students with some regularity, “Careful exegesis often makes the text harder to preach.” What I mean, of course, is that the concerns of a particular text of Scripture might not, at first …

Advent 3 • 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24 • December 14, 2014
December 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
It would be tempting to regard this text, a series of short imperative clauses, as a random series of “inspired one-liners” that exhort the Thessalonian believers (and us) to general Christian behaviors and attitudes. To …

Preaching Matthew (Part 2)
May 19, 2014 – 9:36 am | One Comment

David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, and Ron Rall discuss preaching Matthew. Part two of two.

Preaching Matthew (Part 1)
December 19, 2013 – 12:00 pm | 3 Comments

David Schmitt, Jeff Gibbs, and Ron Rall form a Preachers Roundtable on preaching Matthew. Part one of two.

Advent 3 • Isaiah 35:1–10 • December 15, 2013
December 3, 2013 – 7:00 am | One Comment

Editor’s Note: The following homiletical help is adapted from Concordia Journal, October 1998.
By Jeffrey A. Gibbs
Textual observations: The historical situation at the time of Isaiah’s prophecy isimpossible to determine. Oppression by Assyria is one possible …

Proper 13 • Colossians 3:1–13 • August 4, 2013
July 23, 2013 – 7:00 am | No Comment

By Jeff Gibbs
Colossians 3:1–13 divides neatly into two sections. The first (vv. 1–4) calls believers to focus their attention on Christ, in relation both to his finished work (v. 1“sitting”), as well as the coming …

Proper 24 • Ecclesiastes 5:10–20 (Mt 5:9–19) • October 21, 2012
October 9, 2012 – 7:00 am | One Comment

By Jeffrey Gibbs
Textual Notes (using English Bible versification)
One of the challenging issues in translation occurs in verse 10, the first verse of the appointed reading. The second line reads, literally, “And whoever loves abundance, not …

Reaching the Summit and Holding On to Hope: 1 Corinthians 15 and the Resurrection
March 23, 2012 – 3:45 pm | 18 Comments
Reaching the Summit and Holding On to Hope: 1 Corinthians 15 and the Resurrection

“Reaching the Summit and Holding On to Hope: 1 Corinthians 15 and the Resurrection” is presented in five video vignettes. The first four videos feature discussion of the text of 1 Corinthians Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs with Dr. Jeffrey Kloha in a casual, fun setting. In the video for the last session, Dr. Gibbs and Rev. Gary Ellul discuss implications for hope in Christ as it applies to challenging questions of life and death. The Leader Guides and Student Handouts were written by Pastor Ellul. The flexible format allows the facilitator to complete this study in as little as one session, or up to five.

Veni, veni
November 23, 2011 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
Veni, veni

And do it soon, please.