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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." Defending Truth, Humility, and Justice Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/defending-truth-humility-and-justice Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Truth , Humility , Justice , King Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark Roberts observes that Psalm 45 gives us a model for how to act: seeking and speaking the truth in a humble way, treating others fairly, and working for justice for all. Superman and Psalm 45 Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/superman-and-psalm-45 Devotional Topics: Truth , Humility , Justice , Leadership Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Psalm 45, pondered in this daily reflection, calls us to "truth, humility, and justice." What does this mean for us today? For our leaders? For the places where we have authority? Extending the Invitation Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-9a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Sin , Slavery , Gospel , Evangelism Source: Sacredise A worship planning guide with prayers, hymns, reflections, and more, around the theme of evangelism. It is based on Psalms 45 and 145, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Zechariah 9:9-12, Matthew 11:16-30, and Romans 7:15-25. Humble King Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/06/year-proper-9-14th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Marriage , Children , Humility , Leadership Source: Worshiping With Children This blog comments on and highlights children-friendly themes such as marriage, humble leader of God, challenge of being good, confession, and work. The Faithful Obedience of the Royal Bride Sermon Illustration by Leonard VanderZee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-17b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Leonard VanderZee Topics: Psalms , Christ , Marriage Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter by Leonard VanderZee reflects on Psalm 45, the only wedding psalm in the Psalter. It suggests helpful associations with the New Testament writers and broad thematic recurrences of Christ and his bride. Passionate Hearts Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-17b/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Beauty , Justice , Law , Heart Source: Sacredise A worship planning guide including hymns, prayers, reflections, and more. The theme is authenticity in worship, based on Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9, Psalms 15 and 45, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23, and James 1:17-27. Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women: Anointing and Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M. Humphrey https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alampfortoday/2015/04/24/sunday-of-the-myrrh-bearing-women-anointing-and-faith/ Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M. Humphrey Topics: Faith , Liturgy Source: Ancient Faith Blog Edith Humphrey offers a biblical introduction to the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women from the Orthodox Church liturgy. Fear and Trust Study Guide by Emily Garcia https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-14-2017 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. Prayer, Relationships, Persistence and Resolutions Study Guide by Joshua Woods https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-9-2017 Study Guide by Joshua Woods Topics: Wisdom , Relationship , Year Source: Sermons That Work With themes on prayer, relationships, persistence and resolutions, this Bible study resource provides commentaries and questions for the following passages: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, Psalm 45:11-18, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Romans 7:15-25, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. The True Apostolical Succession Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-true-apostolical-succession Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Blessing , Church , Children , Earth Source: The Spurgeon Center Following the death of a member of the royal family, Charles Spurgeon prepared this sermon on Psalm 45:16 to bring comfort to a people who were mourning. Love Letter from God Sermon Illustration by Drew Zahn http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/july/13144.html Sermon Illustration by Drew Zahn Topics: Love , Scripture , God's Love , God's Will Source: Preaching Today This is an illustration describing the story of a love letter that was lost in the mail and found 50 years later. It is appropriate for Psalm 45:10-17, Song of Songs 2:8-13, and Isaiah 40:8. The Psalter Journey Audio/Video by Peter Enns http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/the-psalter-journey 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) Full Text Hymns on Psalm 45:10-17 Psalm 45 Part 2PD
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Call to Worship & Prayer Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/08/call-to-worship-prayer-proper-17-b.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Joy , Love , Prayer , Creation Source: Re-Worship Christine Longhurst shares a call to worship and opening prayer that emphasize the joy of creation. They are taken from The Abingdon Worship Annual and are inspired by Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Psalm 45. Nathaniel Hawthorne's Encouraging Wife Sermon Illustration by David Jeremiah http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2001/november/13363.html Sermon Illustration by David Jeremiah Topics: Marriage , Money , Faith , Hope Source: Preaching Today Never estimate the power of a supportive wife! This story illustrates how Nathaniel Hawthorne's frugality enabled him to write his most famous work. An illustration on marriage, stewardship, hope, and love. Motherhood of the Church Article by William R. Luckey https://www.hprweb.com/2018/05/an-analysis-of-the-motherhood-of-the-church-as-expounded-by-henri-cardinal-de-lubac/ Article by William R. Luckey Topics: Ecclesiology , Mother , Church , Tradition Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article considers the holy motherhood of the church in Church tradition through an analysis of the work of Jesuit theologian, Father Henri de Lubac. A Model of Empathy Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/july/6072808.html Sermon Illustration Topics: Love , Compassion , Illustration , Grief Source: Preaching Today In this sermon illustration for Galatians 6:2, Ecclesiastes 3:4, Romans 12:15, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, or Psalm 45:10-17, a scene from the film "Dan in Real Life" demonstrates a model for empathy. A Psalm for Leaders Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/psalm-leaders Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Calling/Vocation , Work , Leadership Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark D. Roberts finds in Psalm 45 a challenge for leaders, a call to defend truth, humility, and justice. The Yoke of Jesus Study Guide by Audrey Sutton https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-pentecost-5-july-5-2020 Study Guide by Audrey Sutton Topics: Pentecost , Providence , Study Source: Sermons That Work Audrey Sutton offers a short commentary and discussion questions based on Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67; Psalm 45:11-18; Romans 7:15-25a; Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. Joni Eareckson Tada's Wedding Day Sermon Illustration by Joni Eareckson Tada http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/february/15801.html Sermon Illustration by Joni Eareckson Tada Topics: God's Love Source: Preaching Today Joni Eareckson Tada's description of her wedding day relates her bridegroom's love to that of Jesus, illustrating Psalm 45:10-17, Song of Songs 2:8-13, and Romans 5:8. Queen and Mother Article by Fr. Stephen De Young https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/wholecounsel/2018/09/21/queen-and-mother/ Article by Fr. Stephen De Young Topics: Mary Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen De Young discusses the Theotokos, Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, and her special role as Queen and Mother.

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