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Topical Study on Psalms The psalms gift the believer and the believing community with a robust and no-holds-barred vocabulary in conversation with God. The psalms provide backing to Jewish Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's claim, "With God anything can be said. Without God nothing is heard." Face to Face: God's Unconditional Acceptance Image by Anna MacDonald Image by Anna MacDonald Topics: David , Depravity , Grace Source: Ekklesia Project Anna MacDonald reflects on Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17 and Matthew 14:13-21, concluding God receives humanity unconditionally and that the churches should do so, reflecting God’s face to the world. An Honest Prayer Devotional by Lillian Daniel Devotional by Lillian Daniel Topics: Prayer , Honesty Source: Day1 Lillian Daniel offers a story of an intern's struggle to a pronounce a name during prayer to remind us that God wants honest prayers as exhibited by Psalm 17:1-9. Ultimate Satisfaction Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Topics: God's Presence , Satisfaction , Prayer , Relationship Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts observes that Psalm 17 is full of petitions from the psalmist, but in the last verse the psalmist declares that the ultimate source of satisfaction is God's presence. Forgiveness, Understanding, Healing, and Hope Study Guide by Jakki Flanagan Study Guide by Jakki Flanagan Topics: Forgiveness , Reconciliation , Healing , Hope Source: Sermons That Work In this Bible study guide, Jakki Flanagan offers insights on forgiveness (Genesis 32:22-31); understanding (Psalm 17:1-7, 15); healing (Matthew 14:13-21); and hope in suffering (Romans 9:1-5). Jesus Reproaches Jerusalem Image by Jan Luyken Image by Jan Luyken Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Jesus shows his disciples a hen that has gathered her chicks under her wings. The Dutch artist and poet Johannes Luyken (1649-1712) drew and etched this emblem and wrote the accompanying poem A Wild Prayer Commentary/Exegesis by Karla Suomala Commentary/Exegesis by Karla Suomala Topics: Lord’s Prayer , Prayer , God's oneness , David Source: Working Preacher Psalm 17 is infused with the same sense of intimacy, confidence, boldness, purpose, and urgency that Jesus models for his disciples in the Lord’s Prayer. Grant Us Courage Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Children , Lectionary , Courage , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown highlights some themes in these texts for children: courage in Haggai 1:15-2:9 and life after death in Luke 20:27-38. She also shares a dramatic reading of Psalm 145 and Psalm 98. An Honest Plea Commentary/Exegesis by Eric L. Mathis Commentary/Exegesis by Eric L. Mathis Topics: Faithfulness , Relationship , Honesty Source: Working Preacher Honesty is a core component of living in relationship with others. Psalm 17 reminds us that we can bear our deepest burdens and worries to God with honesty and confidence, just as the Psalmist has done. Restoring Peace Service Outline by Ashleigh Joyner Service Outline by Ashleigh Joyner Topics: Christmas , Peace , Holiday , Psalms Source: Ministry Matters A service outline by Ashleigh Joyner based on Psalm 80:1-7; 17-19. Joyner suggests video and sermon themes for a Christmas season service about restoring peace in the midst of the hectic busy-ness of Christmas. God's Marvelous Loving-Kindness Study Guide by James Miller Study Guide by James Miller Topics: Blessing , Compassion , Covenant Source: Sermons That Work A Bible study guide by James Miller focused on blessing (Genesis 32:22-31), God's compassion (Psalm 17:1-7,16), God's eternal covenant (Romans 9:1-5), and the compassion seen in Jesus (Matthew 14:13-21). Group Seeks Change through Radical Prayer Sermon Illustration by Sam O'Neal Sermon Illustration by Sam O'Neal Topics: Prayer , Evangelism , God's Will , Change Source: Preaching Today An illustration by Sam O'Neal focuses on the importance of intercessory prayer and action to live God's dream. Sitting with God on the Bathroom Floor Sermon Illustration by Larry Crabb Sermon Illustration by Larry Crabb Topics: Faith , Contentment , Faithfulness , Doubt Source: Preaching Today Larry Crabb uses a childhood experience to distinguish between prayer as insisting on what we think will make us happy vs. being content with God's presence—illustrating Psalm 20:4, Exodus 33:12-23, and other passages. Full Text Hymns on Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Psalm 17PD
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God's Protection Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Death , Faith , Hope , Resurrection Source: Sacredise Throughout Job 19:23-27; Psalms 17:1-9; 98; Haggai 1:15, 2:1-9; Luke 20:27-38; and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, we see that God gives God’s people the assurance of God’s protection and salvation in the face of difficulties. Journeying to the Light Audio/Video by Martin Tel Audio/Video by Martin Tel Topics: Worship , Service , Scripture Reading , Light Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This video-recording of an evening service focused on Psalms 15-24 moves from longing for holiness, resting in God's presence, cry for help, victory and vindication, and the light of creation, the light of the law. Fear and Trust Study Guide by Emily Garcia Study Guide by Emily Garcia Topics: Fear , Community , God's Will , Fear of God Source: Sermons That Work This resource on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105, 1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; and Matthew 14:22-33 provide brief commentary, with questions helpful in leading Bible study or preparing sermons. My Cry for Justice Audio/Video by Paul Michaels Audio/Video by Paul Michaels Topics: God's Deliverance , Justice , Injustice Source: The Work of the People This is a visual representation of Psalm 17, with the text featured against background images of forest, and background music by Paul Michaels. The Psalter Journey Audio/Video by Peter Enns Audio/Video by Peter Enns Topics: Journey , God's Presence , Faith , Psalms Source: The Work of the People In this video, Peter Enns discusses the Book of Psalm as a "theological story" about the journey of faith. (Length: 04:40) Unifying and Purifying through Christ Sermon (Complete) by David Vincent Meconi Sermon (Complete) by David Vincent Meconi Topics: Grace , Relationship , Unity , Christ the King Sunday Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review These four sermons by David Vincent Meconi on Luke 19:1-10, 20:27-38, Malachi 3:19-20a and Colossians 1:12-20 respectively discuss the gift of grace brought by Jesus, relationship through God, purification from worldliness, and unity in Christ. Confession and Assurance: Psalm 17 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Confession , Assurance , Forgiveness , INTEGRITY Source: Re-Worship A prayer of confession and words of assurance based on Psalm 17:1-7, 15. We confess "attitudes and actions" that grieve God and pray for the grace to follow God with integrity. Psalm 17: A Cry for Justice Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Justice , Psalms , Right Source: Re-Worship This is an adaptation of Psalm 17, a cry to God for justice. The psalmist pleads his own innocence, seeking God's rescue and salvation, maintaining faith in God's steadfastness.

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