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Buechner at 90: The Road Goes On Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner https://www.faithandleadership.com/frederick-buechner-90-road-goes Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner Topics: Christ , Ministry , Heart , Trust Source: Faith and Leadership This excerpt from a commencement address on John 14:6 gives Frederick Buechner's perspective on ministry and the heart. Frederick Buechner on Infant Baptism Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6920 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Baptism Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In defense of infant baptism, Frederick Buechner says, "When it comes to the forgiving and transforming love of God, one wonders if the six-week-old screecher knows all that much less than the archbishop of Canterbury...” Divine healing? Try it. Pray for it. Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8291-frederick_buechner_sermon_illustration_bartimaeus Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Jesus , Healing , Prayer , God Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects on Jesus' many healings (e.g. Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-42). He encourages praying for healing, and "if God doesn't seem to be giving you what you ask, maybe he's giving you something else." Frederick Buechner on Beauty Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6925 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Beauty , Spirit , C. S. Lewis , Longing Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Explaining that "beauty is to the spirit as the food is to the flesh," this quotation from Frederick Buechner illustrates how we all experience a longing for beauty that can only be satisfied by God. The Road Goes On Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7420-frederick_buechner_at_90_the_road_goes_on Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner Topics: Ministry , Trust , Grace , Pastoral leadership Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's commencement address on John 14:6 reflects on the ironies facing those called to be ministers and the grace that will be required to navigate them. Frederick Buechner on Bread Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6929 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Bread , Food , Eating Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Explaining that we cannot live without food, this quotation from Frederick Buechner on eating illustrates our dependency "both on food and on each other." We cannot fill ourselves on our own. Sermon Illustration: Jairus’s Daughter Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6725-weekly_sermon_illustration_jairuss_daughter_ Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Faith , Work of Jesus Christ , Miracles , Belief Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's sermon illustration on Mark 5:21-43 transports the reader to the liveliness of Capernaum to witness Jesus' miracle of raising Jarius' daughter. Questioning various plot elements, Buechner presents Jesus' life-giving power in the story. Frederick Buechner on Angels Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6912 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Angels , Angel , Spirit Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Illustrating our short-sightedness in percieving invisible realities, these quotations from Frederick Buechner explore both the characteristics of angels and the simplicity of humans. Mark Article by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6332-weekly_sermon_illustration_mark_ Article by Frederick Buechner Topics: Jesus , Hope , Work of Jesus Christ Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects briefly on the authorship, writing style, context, audience, content, and the rhetorical impact of the Gospel of Mark. Buechner suggests that though it seems written in haste, it ends in hope. 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." The Two Battles Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8252-weekly_sermon_illustration_the_two_battles Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner Topics: Illustration , War , Truth , Salvation Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner says that humans are engaged in two battles: competition with other people for success; and the struggle "to become whole and at peace inside our skins." The latter is the subject of Ephesians 6:10-18. Frederick Buechner - “Humility” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7056 Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Humility , Quotations , Illustration , Pride Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching According to Frederick Buechner, "True humility...is the capacity for being no more and no less pleased when you play your own hand well than when your opponents do.” Job Commentary/Exegesis by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/8281-frederick_buechner_sermon_illustration Commentary/Exegesis by Frederick Buechner Topics: God's Will , God's Wisdom , God , Job Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner comments on the story of Job. Job never got an explanation for the losses he had suffered, and that did not matter, because he had experienced God directly. The Road Goes On Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5740-the_road_goes_on Sermon (Complete) by Frederick Buechner Topics: Forgiveness , Trust , Grace , Power Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner’s address at a seminary commencement reflects on the foolishness, the faith, the grace, the truth, the trust involved in the journey of Christian ministry. Ask For It Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7412-weekly_sermon_illustration_ask_for_it Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Prayer , Luke Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner's sermon illustration on Luke 11:1-13. We can find the power of God's love when we ask for it, expecting an answer. Easter Symbols Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/7825-weekly_sermon_illustration_easter Sermon Starter/Outline by Frederick Buechner Topics: Easter , Mary Magdalene, Saint Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner reflects on Matthew 28:1-10 and explores ways in which modern culture has distorted Easter. The narrative that the Gospel writers give is as fragmented, shadowy, and incomplete as life itself because something unimaginable happened. On Preaching Article by Frederick Buechner http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2006/05/05/may-5-2006-frederick-buechner-extended-interview/15358/ Article by Frederick Buechner Topics: Religion , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Preaching Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly In this interview, writer and preacher Carl Frederick Buechner suggests that the key to preaching is listening and observing life deeply and religiously rather than living on auto-pilot. Christmas Itself Is By Grace Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/14288802225/christmas-itself-is-by-grace-frederick-buechner Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Christmas , Beauty , Grace , Incarnation Source: Global Worship Frederick Buechner's quote on the incarnation says that the stupendous miracle of it resists our efforts to domesticate it. Jacob’s Wrestle Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/5398-weekly_sermon_illustration_jacobs_wrestle Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Awareness of God , Blessing , Illustration Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner retells the story of Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32:24-30 as a sermon illustration. Sermon Illustration: Herod Antipas Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner http://day1.org/6755-weekly_sermon_illustration_herod_antipas Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Jesus , History of Redemption , History Source: Day1 Frederick Buechner’s description of Herod Antipas’s encounters with John the Baptist, Jesus, and Pilate reveals a man ruled by fear yet heartless, unrepentant, cunning, and lacking any redeeming qualities whatsoever.

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