Resources on Providence

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Topical Study on Providence Providence is God's loving control exercised over all things, expressing God's attributes as both Creator and Father. As Creator, God is absolutely sovereign over the creation, preserving it (Neh. 9:6, Acts 17:28, Col. 1:17, Heb. 1:3), co-operating with it in every act (Prov. 16:33, Matt. 10:29, Acts 4:27-28, Phil. 2:12-13),... Providence - As Seen in the Book of Esther Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/providence-as-seen-in-the-book-of-esther--2 Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Providence , Esther , History , Enemies Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon preaches on Esther 9:1 and considers how God has providence over history by placing people in the right spots, defeating his enemies, and testing his people. Providence and the Fine Tuning of the Universe Sermon Starter/Outline by Zachariah Ellis https://www.plpit.com/the-fine-tuning-of-the-universe/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Zachariah Ellis Topics: Providence , Science , Creation Source: Fuller Plpit Zachariah Ellis' article encourages incorporating scientific theories like the anthropic principle which denotes the surprisingly precise conditions that allow the universe and life to exist, in sermons about God's providence in creation (Genesis 1, Romans 8). The Minuteness of Providence Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/providence Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Faith , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Matthew 10:30 by Charles Spurgeon, who uses stories from the lifves of Joseph, Elisha, and the Apostle Paul to demostnrate how precise and prompt God's providence is for those he cares for. Work, Calling, and God's Providence Commentary/Exegesis by Scott E Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/work-calling-and-gods-providence Commentary/Exegesis by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Providence , Vocation , God , Works Source: Groundwork Join the conversation in this video as they discuss the relationship between our work and our calling and ultimately show us what this has to do with God’s providence for his world. On Providence and Prayer Article by Jack A Keller http://www.religion-online.org/article/on-providence-and-prayer/ Article by Jack A Keller Topics: Prayer , God's Provision , Good , Evil Source: Religion Online Jack A. Keller shares that we are not to give up cooperating with God’s redemptive power. With this understanding of providence and prayer, it makes sense to keep on trusting God’s limitless love. The Providence of God and the Cross of Christ Article by Daniel M Garland Jr http://www.hprweb.com/2013/10/the-providence-of-god-and-the-cross-of-christ/ Article by Daniel M Garland Jr Topics: Providence , Evil , Cross , Sacrifice Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this article Daniel Garland discusses how Jesus' crucifixion fits into the providence of God, drawing especially on Thomas Aquinas. In love Jesus freely accepted his mission of sacrificing himself for the salvation of humankind. Faithful Obedience and God's Providence Audio/Video by Scott E Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/faithful-obedience-and-gods-providence Audio/Video by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Providence , Obedience , Ruth Source: Groundwork Waiting for God's timing is difficult, especially when it feels like everything is falling apart. In this podcast, Scott Hoezee and David Bast share the continuing saga of Ruth, a story which demonstrates God's providence. The Loving Hand of God’s Providence Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O'Toole https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/532 Sermon Starter/Outline by Barry O'Toole Topics: Providence , Divorce , Adultery , God's Love Source: ePriest This devotional by Barry O' Toole on Mark 10:2-16 focuses on God's loving providence, and submitting our lives to God's guidance and care. The devotional includes personal prayers, commentary and application. God's Providence Article by Peter Trahan http://www.hprweb.com/2015/09/gods-providence/ Article by Peter Trahan Topics: Providence , Free Will , Evil Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this essay, Peter Trahan wrestles with the problem of evil in light of God's providence. Evil exists, he argues, because preventing it would violate humanity's free will. Divine Providence Devotional by Abbot Tryphon https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/morningoffering/2020/03/divine-providence/ Devotional by Abbot Tryphon Topics: Providence , Goodness of God Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this reflection from the Orthodox tradition, Abbot Tryphon considers Divine Providence as God’s goodness in all things. Helping Providence Along Article by Scott E Hoezee https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2017/03/07/helping-providence-along/ Article by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Providence , Ruth , Stranger Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the story of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible, Scott Hoezee offers a word on the role of human obedience and action within God's sovereign providence. God’s Loving Providence Article by Brent Withers http://www.hprweb.com/2016/02/gods-loving-providence/ Article by Brent Withers Topics: Providence , Evil , Suffering , Catholic Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review How can we understand the loving providence of God in the midst of suffering? Brent Withers explores this idea and provides his answer to this ever-present, difficult question. Full Text Hymns on Providence The Mysteries of ProvidencePD
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COVID-19: Living by Probabilities or Providence? Article by Mike Emlet http://www.ccef.org/covid-19-living-by-probabilities-or-providence/ Article by Mike Emlet Topics: Providence , Heidelberg Catechism Source: Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation The COVID-19 pandemic is making statisticians of us all. Mike Emlet argues that our Christian faith should focus less on probabilities and more on the providence of God. Providence and Purpose Commentary/Exegesis by Frederick J Gaiser https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-29/commentary-on-isaiah-451-7-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Frederick J Gaiser Topics: Providence , God's Will , Suffering Source: Working Preacher Fred Gaiser's commentary on Isaiah 45:1-7 helps us navigate the tricky business of talking about God in the face of suffering. Suffering and human agency can be affirmed without losing sight of God's providence. A Sweet and Bitter Providence Song/Hymn http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/60853059812/the-joy-eternal-a-sweet-and-bitter-providence Song/Hymn Topics: Providence , Healing , Joy , Sorrow Source: Global Worship An album by the band The Joy Eternal which, as band members explain in a video, explores the reality of suffering in life and the possibility of finding hope in God's providence even in dark times. Providence and the Conspiracy of Accidents Article by Ronald Rolheiser http://liturgy.slu.edu/4EasterB042218/reflections_rolheiser.html Article by Ronald Rolheiser Topics: Providence , Sign , Listening to God , Suffering Source: The Sunday Website Reflecting on John 10:11-18, Ron Rolheiser says that God does not cause bad things to happen, but God speaks through chance events, and it is important to read the "signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3). Sermon Illustrations on Providence Sermon Illustration by Jerry Gifford https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations/sermon-illustrations-providence/ Sermon Illustration by Jerry Gifford Topics: Providence , Sermon , Illustration , God's Will Source: The Pastor's Workshop In this collection of sermon illustrations on providence, John Perkins explains how everything can change in an instant and Jerry Gifford tells a story where something thought to be bad ends up being good. Providence in the Book of Ruth Commentary/Exegesis by Cameron B R Howard https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-32-2/commentary-on-ruth-31-5-413-17-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Cameron B R Howard Topics: Providence , Belonging , Faith Source: Working Preacher The narrator of Ruth knows how the story will end, whereas Naomi’s theological proclamations unfold in concert with her experiences; does hindsight change our understanding of God’s activity? Cameron Howard reflects on preaching Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17.... The Divine Call Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-4c/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Scott E Hoezee Topics: Providence , Epiphany , Calling/Vocation , Ministry Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Providence is often best recognized in retrospect. Only in looking back do we see how things fit together, even when we were unaware of it. A sermon starter on Jeremiah 1:4-10 by Scott Hoezee. The Providence of God Sermon Illustration by John Piper http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2010/april/7040510.html Sermon Illustration by John Piper Topics: Providence , God's Sovereignty , God's Presence Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration consists of a quote from John Piper's book "A Sweet and Bitter Providence." Drawing on the stories of Joseph, Job, Ruth, and Esther, Piper suggests guides for our course through troubling circumstances.