Resources on Edward McIlmail

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Why So Glum? Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/218 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Jesus , Listening to God , Hope , God's Presence Source: ePriest Reflecting on Luke 21:5-11, Edward McIlmail writes that Jesus draws us in to focus on what is important from the external beauties and voices that will fade away. We are called to be witnesses to hope. Lax about Lazarus Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/892 Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Justice , Wealth and poverty , Lazarus Source: ePriest A reflection on Luke 16: 19-31. Edward McIlmail considers the rich man who ignores Lazarus and how he challenges us to examine ourselves. Hark, the Herald Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/612 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Zechariah , Children , Identity Source: ePriest This devotional by Edward McIlmail on Luke 1:57-66, 80, through Zechariah and Elizabeth help us consider the roles of parents in guiding children to their vocations, while noting that our ultimate identity lies in God. John the Baptist's Birth Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/246 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Parenting , Zechariah , John the Baptist , Grace Source: ePriest In this devotional on John the Baptist's birth in Luke 1:57-66, Edward McIlmail helps the reader to prayerfully reflect on God's grace, God's call, and accepting God's gracious call in our lives. Otherworldly Wisdom Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/76 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Love , Humility , Wisdom , Trust Source: ePriest Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, Edward McIlmail writes that Christ models what it means to trust in God's love and mercy. It requires humility and meekness, a profound sense of our own littleness compared to God's greatness. 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. Self-Donation Sermon (Complete) by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/409 Sermon (Complete) by Edward McIlmail Topics: Jesus , Sacrifice , Offering , Love your neighbor Source: ePriest Reflecting on Jesus' command to the scribe in Mark 12:28-34, Edward McIlmail pushes the reader to reflect on getting beyond ourselves, giving of ourselves as a gift, and our call for self-sacrifice. Payback Time Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/897 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Obedience , Jesus Christ, authority of , Ecclesiastical Authority Source: ePriest in this devotional on Luke 10:13-16, Edward McIlmail reflects on how Christians should respond to Jesus' authority and miracles; they should change their lives, strive for holiness and obey the legitimate authorities that Christ delegates. Payback Time Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/165 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Conversion , Faith , Obedience , Faithfulness Source: ePriest In Luke 10:13-16 Jesus warns the towns surrounding Jerusalem that their unbelief will be punished and he delegates his divine authority to those who believe. This reflection by Edward McIlmail applies the passage to our lives. 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. Payback Time Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/406 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Sin , Salvation , Service , God's Love Source: ePriest This reflection by Edward McIlmail on Mark 12:1-12, where Jesus tells the parable of the tenant farmers beating God's servants, points to the ignorance of sin and the ease with which we fall into its trap.... Plans and Children Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1164 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Love , Heaven , God's Will , John Source: ePriest In Luke 1:57-66, 80 we are reminded that God has plans for us and our children. It's not just John who was set aside from before birth - God knows each of us before conception. What's in a Name Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1164/en Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Name , Zechariah , John the Baptist Source: ePriest A reflection that discusses how for ancient Jews, a name captured, even defined, a person's identity. So for Elizabeth to name her son "John" was significant. It showed her recognition of God's great plan. Sheep and Goats Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1319 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Mercy , Sheep , Stranger Source: ePriest A devotional for Matthew 25:31-46: In the parable of the sheep and goats, Christ wants our love for him to be reflected in our love for others. Do we see Christ in those who need help? A Taxing Question Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1146 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Freedom Source: ePriest A Sermon starter for Mark 12:13-17: How do we decide what belongs to Caesar and what belongs to God? That's precisely why we are called as Christians to develop our gifts to make the right choices. A Taxing Question Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/407/en Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Freedom , Service Source: ePriest This devotional on Mark 12:13-17 considers the freedom Jesus offers to the Pharisees and Herodians, and to us all, in deciding how we give to Caesar and to God. Available in Spanish. Self - Donation Devotional by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/409/en Devotional by Edward McIlmail Topics: Offering , Sacrifice Source: ePriest This devotional on Mark 12:28-34 explains how Jesus raises the bar on religions observance from the mere offering of a burnt sacrifice to a total giving of self-sacrifice. Faith Is All-Powerful Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1180/en Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Faith , Power , Death Source: ePriest A sermon starter for Matthew 9:18-26: The official's faith moves Jesus to action. Jesus accommodates a mere creature, due to a show of faith. Is our faith strong enough to ask for something extraordinary? Payback Time Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/406/en Commentary/Exegesis by Edward McIlmail Topics: Prayer , Faithfulness , Christ Source: ePriest This devotional on Mark 12:1-12 considers how many times we reject Christ in our life, and then wonder why our prayers to God the Father go (seemingly) unanswered. Available also in Spanish. Payback Time Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1145 Sermon Starter/Outline by Edward McIlmail Topics: Commandments , Prayer Source: ePriest Sermon starter for Mark 12:1-12: Jesus tells the religious leaders that they are wrong. Wrong about their self-righteousness, wrong about their narrow reading of Scripture, and wrong about how they think God works in the world....

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