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Heavenly Helpers Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1264 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Trust , Heaven , Children , Body of Christ Source: ePriest Edward McIlmail reflects on Matthew 18:1-5, 10, suggesting that we think about how to be better members of the church family, reevaluate our trust in God, and pray to our guardian angels watching over us. A Taxing Question Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1146/en Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Freedom , Free Will , Discernment , Faith Source: ePriest Reflecting on Mark 12:13-17, Edward McIlmail writes that the Pharisees and Herodians pose a false dilemma. Faith is often "both/and" and we need to develop our gifts, intelligence, and prayer life to make the right choices.... Doubting Zechariah Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1342 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: God's Will , Faith , Doubt , Providence Source: ePriest Reflecting on Luke 1:5-25, Edward McIlmail writes that Zechariah sees the angel yet doubts the message. Zechariah thought his age would hinder God’s plan. Despite our lack of faith, God goes ahead with his plan. Persecution, for Heaven's Sake Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1185/en Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Persecution , Profession of Faith Source: ePriest In this devotional for Matthew 10:24-33, Edward McIlmail underscores the authenticity of our faith by arguing that if we never face any opposition, we might not be living our faith publicly or authentically. Flood-Proof Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1330 Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Discipleship , God's Will , Change Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 7:21, 24-27, Edward McIlmail writes that faith in Christ can’t just remain on our lips; it must penetrate our hearts and minds as well. Faith implies doing the will of God the Father. Love the Ones You're With Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1147 Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Resurrection , Heaven , Hope , Joy Source: ePriest In this devotional for Mark 12:18-27, Edward McIlmail reflects that Christians are called to be witnesses to hope and joy in every part of their lives. The Difficult Path Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1167/en Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Love your neighbor , Salvation , Discipleship Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 7:6, 12-14, Edward McIlmail notes that the respect we have for ourselves is often reflected in the respect we show others and that contrary to the illusion of ease, salvation is hard work.... What's in a Name Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1164/es Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Children , Hope , Grace , Zechariah Source: ePriest Reflecting on Luke 1:57-66, 80, Edward McIlmail emphasizes that each child "has a destiny in the heavenly Father's plan" and that we can learn much from relating to children. Touching Moment Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1180 Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Prayer , Miracles , Healing Source: ePriest A devotional on Matthew 9:18-26 by Edward McIlmail discussing how Jesus raising a young girl to life prompts us toward active faith, leaving comfort zones and responding to the call of holiness. Self Donation Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1148 Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Jesus , Love your neighbor , Neighbor , Self-denial Source: ePriest In this devotional for Mark 12:28-34, Edward McIlmail reflects on the importance of selflessness and other-centeredness as key responsibilities for Christians who seek to follow God's will for their lives. Just Joseph Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1341 Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Obedience , Trust , Submission Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 1:18-25, Edward McIImail writes that although Joseph could have denounced Mary publicly, he didn't. What a great virtue this is: to think best of others! This passage can be called a second Annunciation.... Persecution for Heaven's Sake Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1185 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Persecution , Truth , Christ Source: ePriest This reflection by Edward Mcllmail on Matthew 10:24-33 challenges us to uphold what we testify to as Christians, that Jesus is Lord and that we will follow his lead even if the world is against us. Love the Ones You're With Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/408/en Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Resurrection , Marriage , Scripture Source: ePriest This devotional by Edward Mcllmail on Mark 12:18-27 draws three points from the text: the reality of resurrection, the necessity of Scripture, and the beauty of marriage. Also Available in Spanish. Mary’s Faith Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1465 Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Angels , Calling , Mary Source: ePriest Edward McIlmail presents a devotional on Luke 1:26-38, talking about the virgin Mary's faith. His three points include 1) God's personal call, 2) having hope, and 3) accepting what's in store for one's future. A Taxing Question Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/407 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Jesus , Freedom , Taxes , Belonging Source: ePriest Edward McIlmail's sermon starter on Mark 12:13-17 maintains that Jesus' principle of giving to God and to the emperor what belongs to each requires that we develop our gifts to decide which is which. Mary’s Fiat Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/243 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: God's Will , Calling , God , Mary Source: ePriest Edward McIlmail's reflection on Luke 1:26-38 brings a beautiful picture of Mary, mother of Jesus, as the instrument of God's love to the world and how we can share in that calling. Unjust Judges Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/427 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Holiness , Mercy , Love Source: ePriest Edward McIlmail's sermon starter on Matthew 7:1-5 emphasizes that we are to avoid judging others but continue to struggle against our own weaknesses. We are not dissuaded from helping others improve if judgment is avoided. Love the Ones You're With Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/408 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Resurrection , Scripture , Power , Marriage Source: ePriest Reflecting on Mark 12:18-27, Edward McIlmail notes that we can be like the Sadducees, living as if we don't believe in the power of God; not knowing Scripture; not seeing God's greater purpose for marriage. Flood-Proof Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/227 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Lord’s Prayer , Faith , Prayer , Faithfulness Source: ePriest This reflection by Edward McIlmail on Matthew 7:21-27 focuses on a faith that is solid on the foundation of Christ, is not superficial or fair-weather, and relies on grateful action for its expression. Persecution, for Heaven’s Sake Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/82 Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Persecution , Truth , Sin Source: ePriest In this prayerful devotional on Matthew 10:24-33, Edward McIlmail asks for the courage to face persecutions and typically tolerated sins, great and small, and to fight for the truth.