Resources on Misery

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Topical Study on Misery One of two main exhibits of the fall of creation (the other being sin), misery is significant distress owing to someone's sin, or to disease, or to divine retribution, or to demon possession, or to accident, or to natural catastrophe. Misery Begs Mercy Commentary/Exegesis by Elna K Solvang https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/first-sunday-of-advent-2/commentary-on-isaiah-641-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Elna K Solvang Topics: Misery , Guilt , Lament , Community Source: Working Preacher A cry of misery. An appeal for mercy. This commentary on Isaiah 64:1-9 reveals God's true, compassionate nature in our pain. Misery and the Disease of Happiness Book Quote by Theodore Dalryample http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=7712 Book Quote by Theodore Dalryample Topics: Misery , Happiness Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This quotation explains the misery of listening to the news or reading the newspaper, suggesting that misery is our natural condition and that happiness be classified a disease. It is well suited as a sermon illustration. God in Our Misery Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/palm-sunday-a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt Topics: Misery , Hope , God's Sovereignty , Isaiah Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on Isaiah 50:4-9 explores the narrator's response to the misery. The Israelites can endure the misery because they know that God stands with them to both defend and finally vindicate them. Let’s Pray More for Our Ministry Than Our Misery Article by Chris Brown https://outreachmagazine.com/interviews/55792-lets-pray-more-for-our-ministry-than-our-misery.html Article by Chris Brown Topics: Misery , Prayer , Ministry Source: Outreach Magazine Amid COVID-19 concerns, Chris Brown calls us pray more for our ministry than to remove our misery. Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/our-miseries-messengers-of-mercy Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Misery , Healing , Mercy , Heart Source: The Spurgeon Center Charles Spurgeon discusses the temptation of Satan, the comfort we feel from God, and the importance of us returning to God. A sermon on Hosea 6:1-2. Human Misery and Compelling Causes Practical How-To by John D Witvliet https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2017/human-misery-and-compelling-causes Practical How-To by John D Witvliet Topics: Suffering , Worship , Church , Justice Source: Reformed Worship John Witvliet reflects on conferences where Christian leaders in justice work are disappointed they never hear about global issues in their church. Witvliet offers seven suggestions on how to make space for mass suffering in worship. Prayer in Doubt and Depression Element of Worship by Joan Stott http://www.thetimelesspsalms.net/w_resources/pentecost6[13]c_2016.htm Element of Worship by Joan Stott Topics: Misery , Doubt , Darkness , Trust Source: The Timeless Psalms This worship resource by Joan Stott features a call to worship, prayers of confession and trust, and a personal meditation based on Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20. In his misery and depression, the psalmist re-remembers God's faithfulness. A Little Misery Goes A Long Way Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/1670 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Faithfulness , Judgment , Grace , Mercy Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection This sermon on Luke 13.1-9 explores the reasons why people put off facing the truth about Jesus and why the time we think we have to make that choice is less than we think. Ben-Hadad's Escape- An Encouragement for Sinners Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/ben-hadads-escape-an-encouragement-for-sinners Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Misery , Mercy , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on 1 Kings 20:31-34, Charles Spurgeon preaches the Ben-Hadad, on mercy, on misery’s resolve and reception, and the implications to the sinner. Who is This? Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/who-is-this Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Sin , God's Will , Father , God Source: The Spurgeon Center Noting the change in tone from Jeremiah 29 to Jeremiah 30, C.H. Spurgeon observes that "[a person's] extremity of misery becomes God’s opportunity of mercy." God sends a deliverer when we're most in need of deliverance.... The Mathematics of Misery Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-mathematics-of-misery/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Misery , Pain Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley considers the reality of pain in life, reminding us that sorrow cannot survive before the throne of God. The Rejected Christ Bringing Salvation Sermon Starter/Outline by Kory Plockmeyer https://cep.calvinseminary.edu/non-rcl-starters/genesis-41/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kory Plockmeyer Topics: Misery , Providence , Salvation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on Genesis 41:1-40 explores the story of Joseph as one of providence, misery, and most fully pointing to Christ as the rejected one who brings salvation. Full Text Hymns on Misery When I came to him Christ came to mePD
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Responding to the Firm Grip of Evil Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-17a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Moses , Redemption , Evil , Sacrifice Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Explaining that God inflicted terrible plagues on the Egyptians because of the "stubbornness of evil," Stan Mast's commentary on Psalm 105 asserts Moses's mediating work to free God's people from misery prefigures Christ's redemptive work. Music and Misery Devotional by Kenneth L Samuel http://day1.org/6153-kenneth_samuel_music_and_misery Devotional by Kenneth L Samuel Topics: Hope , Suffering , Honesty , Psychology Source: Day1 Life is not all highs, as Kenneth Samuel explains in this devotional on Job 10:1. Real life is also about our trek through valleys filled with shadows of death. Hidden Manna Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/hidden-manna Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Joy , God's Will , Truth , Word of God Source: The Spurgeon Center From Jeremiah 15:16, C.H. Spurgeon explains how "the basis of faith's joy lies deeper than the water-floods of affliction; no torrents of misery can remove the firm foundations of our peace" established by God's word. An Invitation to Find Ourselves Sermon (Complete) by William L Dols http://day1.org/555-an_invitation_to_find_ourselves Sermon (Complete) by William L Dols Topics: Suffering , Identity , Sin , Sermon Source: Day1 In his sermon on Exodus 1:8-2:10, William Dols uses the birth of Moses and the Israelites' suffering in Egypt to show that misery can be an opportunity for rebirth. Call to Worship: Be strong! Do not fear! Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2013/11/call-to-worship-isaiah-35-1-10.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Misery , Worship , Sorrow , Salvation Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst presents Nathan Decker's call to worship inspired by Isaiah 35:1-10. It blesses God for salvation from sorrow and misery. The House of Death Image by William Blake http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/blake-the-house-of-death-n05060 Image by William Blake Topics: Misery , Death , William Blake , John Milton Source: BMW Tate This painting by William Blake depicts an episode from John Milton's poem "Paradise Lost," where the archangel Michael shows Adam the misery that will be inflicted on humanity now that he has eaten the Forbidden Fruit.... Is Their Span But Toil and Trouble? Article by Francis Fike https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2017/06/30/span-toil-trouble/ Article by Francis Fike Topics: Aging , Youth , Health , Assurance Source: Reformed Journal Acknowledging the silence of Jesus on matters of old age, this article by Francis Fike discusses the challenges and misery of aging in modern society. Changing ratios of elderly and young people may impact the Church. 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....