Resources on Avarice

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Topical Study on Avarice Avarice, also known as greed, is easily accepted in any culture that venerates wealth. Isn’t greed the motor of success? Yet greed is a notorious folly, a root of all kinds of evil. Frederick Buechner on Avarice Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6916 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Greed , Generosity Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A quotation from Frederick Buechner on avarice. He discusses the blessing of generosity and says, "The more you give away in love, the more you are." Setting Free the Flesh Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_embodied.html Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Sin , Holy Spirit , Freedom Source: The Sunday Website Reflecting on Romans 8:9-13, John Kavanaugh writes that the flesh-bound mind is powerless to escape the yoke of lust, violence, and avarice. However, Paul knew that the body inspirited could become a temple of eternal promise. Harmony as God Intended Article by Mark Suslenko http://4lpi.com/blog/harmony-god-intended/ Article by Mark Suslenko Topics: God's Love , God's Will , Free Will , Virtue Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Reflecting on Isaiah 5:1-7, Philippians 4:6-9, and Matthew 21:33-43, this resource warns about choosing avarice over virtue. It encourages us to use our free will to fulfill God's original design for this world. Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Article by James Bratt https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2012/06/08/dorothy-sayers-and-the-other-six-deadly-sins/ Article by James Bratt Topics: Sin , Gluttony , Pride , Sloth Source: The Twelve Society has turned myopic eye to focus on lust alone as the sign of immorality. The other six, and in particular the vices of avarice, envy, sloth, and pride, are ignored or lifted up as virtue. Prayer Perfumed with Praise Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/prayer-perfumed-with-praise Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Blessing , Prayer , Thankfulness , Gratitude Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Philippians 4:6 by Charles Spurgeon, who meditates on the "blending of thanks with devotion" in the combination of prayer with thanksgiving that Paul exhorts. The Choice of a Leader Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-choice-of-a-leader Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: C. H. Spurgeon , Leadership , Servant Leadership , Discipleship Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Luke 6:39-40 by Charles Spurgeon, who says that if Christ is our leader, "we certainly cannot go beyond our leader, but we shall be privileged to grow more and more like him." The Eye and the Light Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-eye-and-the-light Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Light , Spurgeon's Sermons (V35) , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon from Charles Spurgeon on Luke 11:33-36 about dwelling in the "inexpressibly delightsome, luxuriously blessed" light of God where there is no concealment and no love of evil. Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues, Part 2 Article by Kenneth G Davis http://www.hprweb.com/2017/09/meditations-upon-the-virgins-virtues-for-contemporary-clergy-part-2/ Article by Kenneth G Davis Topics: Mary , Courage , Honesty , Charity Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this extended meditation on the virtues of Mary, Kenneth Davis explores her generosity, veracity, courage, and charity. Although the article addresses clergy, it could easily be adapted for lay people. Homilies Giving Encouragement in the Faith Sermon (Complete) by Fadi Auro http://www.hprweb.com/2013/07/homilies-for-august-2013/ Sermon (Complete) by Fadi Auro Topics: Holiness , Greed , Poverty , Perseverance Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Encouragement in faith is necessary for our lives. These four homilies offer encouragement in the face of different kinds of trials: Greed, hopelessness, resistance to Christianity, and the difficulty of holiness. Good People Keep Good Rules Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2015/08/year-b-proper-17-22nd-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Prayer , Children , Law , Ten Commandments Source: Worshiping With Children This blog post gives pointers for teaching children from Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalms 15, 45:1-2, 6-9; 51; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; and James 1:17-27, and offers resources for planning worship. Aeneas Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/aeneas Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Healing , Peter , Sermon , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center The text of a sermon by Charles Spurgeon from 1876 on Acts 9:32-35 focused on Peter's healing of Aeneas. The Church’s Year of Grace Article by Joan L Roccasalvo http://www.hprweb.com/2012/08/the-churchs-year-of-grace-historytraditions-beauty/ Article by Joan L Roccasalvo Topics: Art , Beauty , Liturgics , Music Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review "Christian discipleship is fundamentally a dynamic movement from self to the beauty of Christ." In this Catholic article, Joan Roccasalvo comments on the place of beauty in the church's celebration of the liturgical year. Full Text Hymns on Avarice Let avarice from [borne] shore to shorePD
Our Father, Thou in Heaven AbovePD
How bless'd the upright in the way!PD
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Rules Tell Us Who We Are Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2012/08/year-b-proper-17-22nd-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Worship Planning , Faithfulness Source: Worshiping With Children Children are not ready for the legalism vs. faithfulness conversations yet. Instead, Carolyn Brown offers ways to help kids understand who and what they are by way of God's invitational moral laws for humanity. Life's Ever-Springing Well Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/lifes-ever-springing-well Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Life , Life, Spiritual , Christian Life Source: The Spurgeon Center "Have you a life which makes you feel that there is nothing more for you to desire, except to know more of God...?" A sermon on John 4:14 and the inner life "springing up" within Christians.... A Great Gospel for Great Sinners Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/a-great-gospel-for-great-sinners Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Sin , The gospel , Paul , Salvation Source: The Spurgeon Center Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, May 3, 1885 on 1 Timothy 1:15-17: Paul's testimony to Jesus' act of saving sinners is a personal one; he, chief of all sinners, has been saved--join him in receiving salvation. Abraham’s Other Wife: Negotiating Homosexuality in a Situation of Ecclesiological Chaos Article by Michael J Pahls https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2005/06/01/abrahams-other-wifenegotiating-homosexuality-in-a-situation-of-ecclesiological-chaos/ Article by Michael J Pahls Topics: Sin , Church , Heresy , LGBTQ Source: Reformed Journal Using the story of Abraham and Hagar, Michael Pahls argues that the church, while it cannot condone homosexual practice, can no longer "other" gay Christians. They are kin, he says, and bound up with us. Profit and Loss Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/profit-and-loss Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Hell , Soul , Wealth , World Source: The Spurgeon Center From Mark 8:36, C.H. Spurgeon exhorts his congregation to care as much, if not more, for their souls as they do their bodies. The wise disciple holds loosely to earthly goods while holding tight God's promises.... Wycliffe Causes Controversy Over Eucharist Article by John Wycliffe https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/archives-controversy-over-eucharist Article by John Wycliffe Topics: Eucharist , John Wycliffe , Preaching , Confession Source: Christian History Institute Although Wycliffe questioned many practices of the church of his day, his most controversial position was on transubstantiation. This is a collection of John Wycliffe’s comments on the Eucharist, preaching, absolution, indulgences, confessionals and faith. A Harvest of Work Service Service Outline https://www.theologyofwork.org/work-in-worship/sample-services/a-harvest-of-work-service Service Outline Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This is a general service outline to give thanks to God from an agricultural perspective in the age of industrialization. Is It Nothing to You? Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/is-it-nothing-to-you Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Sin , Sorrow , Suffering , Christ Source: The Spurgeon Center In addressing the sufferings of Christ, 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon notes that Jesus' sufferings on the cross, which have changed the lives of many, were altogether unparalleled, can have great meaning to his hearers.