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),... 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 Hoezee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-4c/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Scott 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. A Little Lunch and a Lot of Faith Study Guide by Kristin Schmidt https://ministry-to-children.com/lesson-jesus-feeds-5000-with-boys-lunch-matthew-1413-21/ Study Guide by Kristin Schmidt Topics: Providence , Faith , God's Will Source: MinistryToChildren This resource contains a children's lesson on Matthew 14:13-21. The lesson explores themes of God's will, obedience to God, faith, and providence. Chosen by Providence Sermon Illustration by Dan Betzer http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1997/october/4780.html Sermon Illustration by Dan Betzer Topics: Providence , God's Will , Calling , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration relating to 1 Samuel 3:4, Matthew 25:34, or Luke 1:43, the circumstances behind how humanitarian Albert Schweitzer came to discover his individual calling demonstrates how providence directs believers towards God's plans. God's Unexpected Providence Audio/Video by Karoline M Lewis https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-013-lectionary-texts-for-17-august-2008 Audio/Video by Karoline M Lewis Topics: Providence , Faith , Forgiveness , Justice Source: Working Preacher This podcast for preachers explores themes around God's unexpected providence, examining Genesis 45:1-15; Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Matthew 15:10-28; and Romans 11:1-2. God's Tender Providence Sermon (Complete) by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/gods-tender-providence/504/ Sermon (Complete) by Robert Barron Topics: Providence , God's Will , Conflict , Care Source: Word on Fire In this audio sermon on Psalm 139 and Isaiah 66:10-13, Robert Barron discusses how God cares for us, even knowing the simplest details of our lives. We may have conflict; however, we are under God's providence. Figuring Out Providence Sermon Illustration by Vance Havner http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/january/3588.html Sermon Illustration by Vance Havner Topics: Providence , God's Omnipotence , Knowledge of God , Illustration Source: Preaching Today In Vance Havner's illustration, a child's pondering why ice cream doesn't have as many vitamins as spinach shows how God's providence is not something humans can figure out. Providence Sermon Starter/Outline by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/12OrdA062517/theword_embodied.html Sermon Starter/Outline by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Fear , Courage , Security in God Source: The Sunday Website John Kavanaugh proposes that those who are most courageous in this life are those who take seriously Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:28 about fearing only the one who can destroy both soul and body. God's Providence in the Midst of Polarization Article by David Vincent Meconi http://www.hprweb.com/2014/11/reflections-on-gods-providence/ Article by David Vincent Meconi Topics: Providence , Divisions , Unity , Creation Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review David Vincent Meconi reflects on the rhythms of nature, the rises and falls, one extreme to another, reflected in the church. Ultimately, the Spirit will guide the cacophony of opinions to the way God sees things. General and yet Particular Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/general-and-yet-particular Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Providence , Gospel , Salvation , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on John 17:2, Charles Spurgeon preaches on God accomplishing special purposes by general means and how this is seen in the general providence of God as well as other examples. Conversion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/conversion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Providence , Sin , Joy , C. H. Spurgeon Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on James 5:19-20 by Charles Spurgeon, who emphasizes God's providence in using humans for the spread of salvation, and also on the joy it brings to those whom he uses. Bread for the Hungry Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/bread-for-the-hungry Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Providence , Bread , Miracle , Grace Source: The Spurgeon Center Charles H. Spurgeon focuses on providence and the life of grace in our hearts as he looks at Deuteronomy 8:3 in this meditation. Scripture Catechism on Creator and Sustainer, Despite Our Sin Study Guide by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc01.cfm Study Guide by Matthew Henry Topics: Providence , Sin , Fall , Creation Source: Blue Letter Bible This section of a Scripture catechism (questions 10-19) by Matthew Henry concerns creation, providence, sin and the fall. It is arranged in a question-and-answer format that offers Old and New Testament Scriptural references. A Luminous Mystery Article by J Todd Billings https://thebanner.org/features/2015/09/a-luminous-mystery Article by J Todd Billings Topics: Providence , Suffering , Lament Source: The Banner Where is God in the mess of a debilitating, lethal disease? Todd Billings wrestles with the mystery of providence in the midst of his struggle with incurable cancer. All Things Work Together for Good Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2007/07/31/all-things-work-together-for-good/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Providence , Goodness of God , Faith Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen Freeman talks about divine providence in terms of faith--believing on a day to day basis that God is doing good. Some Deliverance Takes a Long Time Commentary/Exegesis by Erin M Stout http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-nonrcl&p=2795 Commentary/Exegesis by Erin M Stout Topics: Providence , God's Deliverance , God's Faithfulness , Waiting Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In Exodus 2:11-25 we learn that by the providence of God, waiting time is never wasted time. Although Moses waited 40 years in the wilderness, God was preparing him, the Israelites, and Egypt for deliverance. The Pleiads and Orion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-pleiads-and-orion Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Providence , Holiness , Power , Holy Spirit Source: The Spurgeon Center Taking as his text Job 38:31, C.H. Spurgeon explains why the doctrine of a divine providence is calculated to create in the minds of the thoughtful and believing the spirit of resignation to God's supremacy. Living with Eschatological Perspective Sermon Starter/Outline http://www.hprweb.com/2016/11/homilies-for-november-2016/ Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Eschatology , Second Coming , Resurrection , Advent Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review These homilies from Matthew 24:37-44 and Luke 20:27-38, 21:5-19, 23:35-43 reflect on awaiting the second coming of Christ, living with the hope of resurrection, trusting in God's providence, and with a vision of God's coming Kingdom.