Resources on Corruption

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Topical Study on Corruption One of two components of original and perennial sin (the other being guilt), corruption is the despoilment of a person, group, or system, typically through perversion, pollution, or disintegration. What To Do About Corruption In The Church Article by Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2014/02/what-to-do-about-corruption-in-churc/ Article by Michael Gillis Topics: Corruption , 3 John Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Michael Gillis uses 3 John to talk about the corruption, immorality, arrogance, and greed that is occasionally encountered in the church. The Believer Sinking in the Mire Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-believer-sinking-in-the-mire Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Corruption , Faith , Prayer , Doubt Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Psalm 69:14, Charles Spurgeon reflects on the doubts, temptations, corruptions, and sufferings that many Christians sometimes experience, and why God would allow them to undergo such trials. The Sin That Corrupts From Within Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2020/02/16/the-sin-that-corrupts-from-within/ Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Corruption , Sexuality , Sin Source: Ancient Faith Blog Sexual immorality introduces corruption into a person and their community in a way that is deep and damaging like nothing else. A homily from the Orthodox tradition on 1 Corinthians 6:18 by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick. Good News: Release, Recovery, and Freedom Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/1633 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Corruption , Church , Freedom Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Arthur Landwehr's sermon on Jesus' rejection at Nazareth (Luke 4:14-21) reflects on how a prophet speaks truth to corruption of consciousness, whether in the individual or in a group like a synagogue or church. The Christian and His America Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/747 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Corruption , Persecution , Communism , Government Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Describing the universal corruption of humanity, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr explains both how democracy depends on Christianity for its values and how Christianity defeats the pride of communism. Hope for Life Beyond the Grave Sermon Starter/Outline by Leonard J Vander Zee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-28b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Leonard J Vander Zee Topics: Death , Resurrection , David Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes on Psalm 16. God will not abandon us to death. God’s Son has conquered the grave, torn open the bars of Sheol, and overcome the advancing weakness and corruption that plagues our existence. All Is Not Lost Sermon Starter/Outline by Michael G. Smith https://livingchurch.org/2020/10/11/all-is-not-lost/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Michael G. Smith Topics: Justice , Discipline , Judgment , Repentance Source: The Living Church Reflecting on Micah 6:1-8 where the Israelites are judged for responding to divine goodness with tyranny, corruption, and oppression of the poor, Michael Smith reminds us that even in judgment, there is hope for change. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sermon Illustration by Neil Sheehan http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6279 Sermon Illustration by Neil Sheehan Topics: Corruption , War and peace , Oppression , War Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching These quotations from "A Bright and Shining Lie" by Neil Sheehan juxtapose peace proposals with depictions of military corruption, violence, addiction, and immorality to illustrate the depravity of the human race during war and conflict. The Patriarch Broods Over His Family’s Future Article by Francis Asbury https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/the-patriarch-broods-over-his-familyandrsquos-future Article by Francis Asbury Topics: Corruption , Church History , Methodism , Pride Source: Christian History Institute This article highlights two writings from Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury. In these writings, Asbury warns Methodists about the possibility that pride and corruption will enter the Methodist Church as it ages. Compromising in Order to Maximize Profits Sermon Illustration by Alistair Mackenzie https://www.theologyofwork.org/book/just-decisions/part-two-7-dilemmas-christians-face-at-work/chapter-6-love-of-god-vs.-the-pursuit-of-profit/compromising-in-order-to-maximize-profits Sermon Illustration by Alistair Mackenzie Topics: Corruption , Work , Ethics Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling These two stories about the Christian executives of Enron and Worldcom, two companies with widespread internal corruption, would make good sermon illustrations on the importance of ethical rigor in the workplace. Litany for Anger Element of Worship by Fran Pratt http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/171317279700/lent-3-litany-for-anger Element of Worship by Fran Pratt Topics: Corruption , Lent , Love , Mercy Source: Global Worship Fran Pratt offers a litany for Lent on the subject of anger, based on Jesus' "clearing the temple of corruption" in John 2:13-22. "Help us oh God, to handle our anger with care." May We Go Element of Worship by Rosie Venner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/07/unison-benediction-may-we-go.html Element of Worship by Rosie Venner Topics: Corruption , Goodness , Holiness , Thankfulness Source: Re-Worship This Triune unison benediction by Rosie Venner expresses hope that we experience grace, peace, and thankfulness, that we "rise above the corruption of power," and that we "pursue goodness, wisdom, holiness, and love." Full Text Hymns on Corruption Say, Is This Wild, Corrupted NationPD
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Yet This I Call to Mind Article by AJ Westendorp https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2018/08/yet-this-i-call-to-mind Article by AJ Westendorp Topics: Hope , Injustice , Poverty , Justice Source: The Banner Hurt, corruption, poverty, and injustice show us how much we need the gospel and how the church needs to bring the gospel into dark situations. The gospel is a source of hope. Putting on Incorruption Image by Victoria Emily Jones https://thevcs.org/bodily-resurrection/putting-incorruption Image by Victoria Emily Jones Topics: Corruption , Resurrection , Salvation , Paul Source: The Visual Commentary on Scripture This illumination views the resurrection as a holistic event in which our souls rise to God and the faithful receive new bodies due to Christ's victory over sin, mortality and corruption. God's Righteousness Is Good News Article by Peter J Leithart https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2008-05/blogging-toward-sunday Article by Peter J Leithart Topics: Sin , Judgment , Justice , God's Will Source: The Christian Century Peter Leithart considers how God's righteousness, while fear-inspiring, is a good answer to the corruption we see in the world and brings with it a promise of justice. The Root of All Kinds of Evil Article by Elesha Coffman https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/dante-root-of-all-kinds-of-evil Article by Elesha Coffman Topics: Greed , Divine Comedy , Dante Alighieri Source: Christian History Institute Like many Italian cities, Florence boasted a well-developed economy by Dante’s day. Dante's firsthand experience of the city's corruption leads him expose it in the Comedy. His hoped to see Florence turn from its destructive greed. Pentecost is the Re-Creation of Mankind Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/asd/2015/05/31/pentecost-is-the-re-creation-of-mankind/ Sermon (Complete) by Andrew Stephen Damick Topics: Pentecost , Creation , Holy Spirit Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this Pentecost homily from the Orthodox tradition, Andrew Stephen Damick uses Acts 2:1-4 to show how Holy Spirt recreates humanity. On Imitating Micah Devotional by Doug Swanney https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/the-bible/a-word-in-time/2008/22-26-june-2008/friday/ Devotional by Doug Swanney Topics: Corruption , Oppression , Social Justice , Prophecy Source: Methodist UK Describing how Micah accused people in authority of corruption, this Bible study devotional by Doug Swanney asks readers to reflect on how Christians can "speak out against social injustice." Lent 7: Windstorms Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/lent-7-windstorms/ Element of Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Corruption , Prayer , Care , Divisions Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg A prayer of lament by Rachel G. Hackenberg focused on asking Jesus if he cares about all of the different abuses and injustices in this world. What Wondrous Love is This Article by Jason Lief https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2018/03/30/what-wondrous-love-is-this/ Article by Jason Lief Topics: Love , Good Friday , Suffering , Love your neighbor Source: The Twelve Jason Lief looks at the martyrdom of Oscar Romero who opposed violence and corruption to reflect on Good Friday, loving one's neighbor, and entering the suffering of others.