Resources on Martin B. Copenhaver

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The Things That Last Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/4764-martin_copenhaver_the_things_that_last Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Work of Jesus Christ , Work Source: Day1 This brief meditation on Mark 13:1-2 reminds us that our human achievements are temporary and short-lived compared with the enduring work of God in Christ Jesus. What I Learned at the Tattooists Convention Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/4607-martin_copenhaver_what_i_learned_at_the_tattooists_convention Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Compassion , Hospitality , Judgmentalism Source: Day1 In this sermon illustration, Luke 5:29-32 and a personal experience of the author are used to reflect on God's call to interact with people who feel very different from ourselves. Life or Death? You Choose Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/4953-martin_copenhaver_life_or_death_you_choose Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Stewardship , Creation , Devotion , Environment Source: Day1 This devotional relates the ethical demands involved in choosing life over death in Deuteronomy 30:15-20 with environmental responsibilities for the people of God. Do This In Remembrance of Me Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/4415-martin_copenhaver_do_this_in_remembrance_of_me Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Lord’s Supper , Sacraments , Bread , Sign Source: Day1 This short article compares the act of coming to the Lord's table to an afternoon spent fishing while recalling previous days fishing with dad. Chained...And Yet Unhindered Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/6982-martin_copenhaver_chainedand_yet_unhindered Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Holy Spirit , Acts Source: Day1 Martin Copenhaver's reflection on Acts 28:16-31 reminds us that even we are limited by our circumstances and yet the holy spirit can be at work in and through us. Pray Constantly Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7058-martin_copenhaver_pray_constantly Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Prayer , Daily Living , 1 Thessalonians , Life Source: Day1 Martin Copenhaver's devotional on 1 Thessalonians 5:16 teaches us that prayer has to be woven into the fabric of our lives in order for us to pray constantly. Introverts and Extroverts Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7918-martin_copenhaver_introverts_and_extroverts Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Paul , Diversity , Community , Jesus Source: Day1 Martin Copenhaver is convinced that Jesus was an introvert and Paul an extrovert. This reminds us that introverts and extroverts can collaborate fruitfully, and it might even be said that we need each other. Marty Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/6098-martin_copenhaver_marty Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Grace , Prayer , Conversation Source: Day1 Martin Copenhaver uses a scene from the movie "Marty" to illustrate what continual prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) can be: "the easy flow of conversation with someone who accepts you just as you are." He Had a Name Sermon Starter/Outline by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/6039-martin_copenhaver_he_had_a_name Sermon Starter/Outline by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Poverty , Suffering , Grace , Parable Source: Day1 Reflecting on Luke 16:19-31, Martin Copenhaver points out that the name of the beggar, Lazarus, is given in Jesus' parable, but not the name of the rich man - a reversal of the usual priorities. Before You Eat That Carrot... Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/6746-martin_copenhaver_before_you_eat_that_carrot Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Eucharist , Thanksgiving , Gratitude Source: Day1 Certain rituals can enhance the taste of meals. Martin Copenhaver reflects on how giving thanks before a meal (as in Mark 14:22) is a fitting expression of gratitude for the gifts of the table. Forgiving and Forgetting Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7558-martin_copenhaver_forgiving_and_forgetting Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Forgiveness , Memory , Creation , Pain Source: Day1 Reflecting on God's promise to "remember their sins no more" (Jeremiah 31:34), Martin Copenhaver says that forgiveness involves "something like forgetfulness," not total erasure from memory but putting the hurt behind you. Just When You Least Expect It Drama by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7305-martin_copenhaver_just_when_you_least_expect_it Drama by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Birth , Christmas , Angels , God's Presence Source: Day1 Reflecting on the Annunciation (Luke 1:24-38), Martin Copenhaver observes that given the unlikeliness of the scenario of Jesus' birth, "then God could show up anywhere and at any time." The Serious Business of Joy Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7698-martin_copenhaver_the_serious_business_of_joy Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Joy , Fasting Source: Day1 Sometimes Christians take their faith so seriously that there is little room for joy. In this devotional on Matthew 9:14-15, Martin Copenhaver suggests that joy is the serious business of living. Eating Jesus Sermon (Complete) by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/4043-eating_jesus Sermon (Complete) by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Love , Jesus , Incarnation , Lord’s Supper Source: Day1 How does the Lord's Supper differ from ritual cannibalism? In his sermon on John 6:51-69, Martin Copenhaver reflects on the beauty and mystery of communion. Titles Fancy and Plain Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7309-martin_copenhaver_titles_fancy_and_plain Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Humility , Servant Leadership , Devotion Source: Day1 In this devotional for Luke 22:27, Martin Copenhaver reflects that humbly serving God by following Christ's example of servant leadership is our highest honor. Finding God in All the Wrong Places Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7982-martin_copenhaver_finding_god_in_all_the_wrong_places Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Church , Body of Christ , Sin , Community Source: Day1 Reflecting on the church as the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), Martin Copenhaver notes with wonder that God can be found among flawed, broken people. "If you can find God here, you can find God anywhere." Too Close for Comfort Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/5880-martin_copenhaver_too_close_for_comfort Sermon Illustration by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Judgmentalism , Ecumenism , God's oneness , Church Source: Day1 Reflecting on John 17:20, Martin Copenhaver explores how the things which often stand in the way of religious unity are not great differences, but rather what Freud called "the narcissism of small differences." Searchlights and Penlights Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/8040-martin_copenhaver_searchlights_and_penlights Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Wisdom , Faith , Patience Source: Day1 A devotional by Martin Copenhaver on Proverbs 17:24. Copenhaver borrows a metaphor from Helen Prejean, who says that instead of searchlights, God usually gives us penlights for guidance: just enough wisdom to take the next step. Do This in Remembrance Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/6151-martin_copenhaver_do_this_in_remembrance Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: God's Presence , Memory Source: Day1 In this devotional on Corinthians 11:24, Martin Copenhaver explores the implications of Communion by arguing that beyond using the power of memory, it's meant to make us recognize that Christ is present with us. Don't Wait Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/7947-martin_copenhaver_dont_wait Devotional by Martin B. Copenhaver Topics: Waiting , Life , Parable , Busyness Source: Day1 In this devotional for Luke 12:16-20, Martin Copenhaver reflects that our tendency to put off remedial things will train us to put off what is truly important.

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