Resources on Folly

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Topical Study on Folly Folly is ignorance of God and God's world (sometimes it's willed ignorance) and a failure to fit oneself into God's world smoothly. Fools bang their shins and scrape their elbows on God's world. Folly of Unbelief Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/folly-of-unbelief Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Folly , Unbelief , Doubt , Heart Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Luke 24:25, Charles Spurgeon reflects on Jesus' chiding of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus for their slowness to believe in his resurrection. Folly of the Cross Devotional by Victoria Emily Jones https://artandtheology.org/2020/01/28/folly-of-the-cross-artful-devotion/ Devotional by Victoria Emily Jones Topics: Folly , Beauty , Crucifixion , Cross Source: Art & Theology This devotion by Victoria Emily Jones showcases art (a particularly interesting ancient graffiti mocking the Christian faith) and song about the crucifixion, considering the challenge of depicting the paradox of the cross, per 1 Corinthians 1:18–25. A Message So Good as to Border on Folly Sermon (Complete) by Stephen E Carlson http://day1.org/3817-a_message_so_good_as_to_border_on_folly Sermon (Complete) by Stephen E Carlson Topics: Folly , Love , Church , Gospel Source: Day1 Stephen Carlson's sermon on 1 John 4:7-21 emphasizes the radical, astounding, and counterintuitive nature of the Christian affirmation that God is love. Greed, Evil and Folly Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-moviesforpreach&p=7428 Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Folly , Greed , Evil , Vengeance Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In the film, "Fargo," Jerry Lundegaard attempts to get back at his father-in-law, and his plan goes terribly wrong. Scott Hoezee draws the themes of greed, evil, and folly from the movie in this sermon illustration. Wisdom and Folly Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/11/wisdom-and-folly/ Devotional by Debra Dean Murphy Topics: Parables , Vengeance , Kingdom of God , Gift Source: Ekklesia Project Debra Dean Murphy reflects on Matthew 25:1-13, which is a parable that teaches wisdom, not so that we can fence people out, but rather so that we can all welcome the gift of the Kingdom. Human Wisdom and the Folly of the Cross Commentary/Exegesis by Taize Community http://www.taize.fr/en_article167.html?date=2005-07-01 Commentary/Exegesis by Taize Community Topics: Folly , Wisdom , God's Love , Death of Christ Source: Taize Illustrating how Jesus' actions and teaching appear foolish by human standards of wisdom, this commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 explores the paradoxical dimensions of God's love and God's wisdom. God's Wisdom; Man's Folly Audio/Video by Michelle Lowndes https://www.heavensinspirations.com/gods-wisdom-mans-folly.html Audio/Video by Michelle Lowndes Topics: Wisdom , God's Wisdom , Poetry Source: Heavens Inspirations A poem by Michelle Lowndes about seeking God's Wisdom above human wisdom. Included is a link to listen to the poem. The House of Wisdom Commentary/Exegesis by Sara Koenig https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-20-2/commentary-on-proverbs-91-6-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Sara Koenig Topics: Folly , Wisdom , Feast Source: Working Preacher Commentary on Proverbs 9:1-6 by Sara Koenig, who notes various historical interpretations of the "seven pillars" of Wisdom's house, then contrasts Wisdom with Folly. "Dwelling with Wisdom" is a lifelong process that develops over a lifetime.... S. S.: or, The Sinner Saved Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/s-s-or-the-sinner-saved Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Grace , Gentiles , Paul , Conversion Source: The Spurgeon Center 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon's sermon on Roman 9:30-33 addresses the grace given the Gentiles who received Paul's message of salvation; the folly of the Israelites who didn't, and calls for the conversion of his hearers. Beauty and Truth Wrapped in Vice and Folly Sermon Illustration by Michael Gillis https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/prayingintherain/2013/09/beauty-and-truth-wrapped-in-vice-and/ Sermon Illustration by Michael Gillis Topics: Beauty , Religion , Truth , Faith Source: Ancient Faith Blog Fr. Michael Gillis uses Victor Hugo’s "Les Miserables" to discuss religion, faith, beauty and truth. Secret Sins Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/secret-sins Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Guilt , Sin , Day , Law Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Psalm 19:12 about abhorring and renouncing secret sins in light of God's law. This sermon speaks on the folly of secret sins, the misery of secret sins, and the guilt of secret shame.... God’s Perspective on Human Goodness Devotional by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/gods-perspective-human-goodness Devotional by Mark D Roberts Topics: Folly , Depravity , Sin , Gospel Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Psalm 53 reminds us that we are all fools before God. But this bad news of human folly sets up the good news of the Gospel. Full Text Hymns on Folly This is Why I Love My SaviorPD
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Kings vs. God Devotional https://livingchurch.org/2012/07/15/kings-vs-god/ Devotional Topics: Folly , God's Will , Prophets , King Source: The Living Church "The folly of kings, as so often in the Scriptures, is set against God’s glorious consistency, the unyielding, inexorable torrent of the Divine will." A reflection on Amos 7:7-15, Mark 6:14-29, and Ephesians 1:3-14. God's Fatherly Pity Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/gods-fatherly-pity Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Weakness , Children , Father , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Psalm 103:13, Charles Spurgeon preaches on the Lord having pity on one’s ignorance, weakness, follies, faults, failures, and wrongs committed against them. Emmanuel Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5536-weekly_sermon_illustration_emmanuel Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Christmas , Hope , Longing , Religion Source: Day1 In this essay Frederick Beuchner engages other worldviews and faith as he reflects on the awe and wonder of Christmas, considering how Emmanuel, “God with us,” can seem like folly and yet answer our deepest longings. The Foolishness of the Cross Sermon (Complete) by Michael Pasquarello III https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/the-foolishness-of-the-cross-michael-pasquarello/ Sermon (Complete) by Michael Pasquarello III Topics: Folly , Cross , Wisdom , Glory Source: Fuller Studio Michael Pasquarello reflects on the contrast between human folly and God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:1-9), Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s political context, and the “strange glory revealed in the weak suffering crucified Christ." Rising Devotional by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/Triduum2018B/theword_kavanaugh.html Devotional by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Death , Easter , Hope , Sin Source: The Sunday Website John Kavanaugh meditates on Jesus' death and resurrection against the background of salvation history, in which God persisted in redeeming humanity even in its sin and folly (Romans 6:1-10). Loud Boasts of Folly Image by Sarah C Schaefer https://thevcs.org/false-prophets-and-fallen-angels/loud-boasts-folly Image by Sarah C Schaefer Topics: Folly , Offering , Prophets , Hypocrisy Source: The Visual Commentary on Scripture Sarah Schaefer comments on the print "Que pico de Oro! (What a golden beak!)" by Francisco de Goya, relating it to the condemnation of false prophets in 2 Peter 2. The Folly of Human Assumptions Sermon Illustration by John Ross Cranleigh http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1997/july/4626.html Sermon Illustration by John Ross Cranleigh Topics: Folly , Illustration , Humor Source: Preaching Today Highlighting themes of folly and foolishness, this sermon illustration uses the story of a woman who wrongfully assumed that another person was eating out of her cookie package to demonstrate the consequences of quick foolish assumptions. A Cross of Wisdom Sermon Starter/Outline https://livingchurch.org/2018/09/10/9-16-a-cross-of-wisdom/ Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Wisdom , Cross , Disciple Source: The Living Church Reflections on Proverbs 1:20-33; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 19; Psalm 116:1-9; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38. Reflection on the scandal and folly, wisdom and power of the cross.