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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." Unifying and Purifying through Christ Sermon (Complete) by David Vincent Meconi http://www.hprweb.com/2013/10/homilies-15/ 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 https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/07/confession-assurance-psalm-17.html 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 https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/07/psalm-17-cry-for-justice.html 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. Face to Face Article by Anna MacDonald http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2017/08/face-to-face/ Article by Anna MacDonald Topics: David , Depravity , Grace Source: Ekklesia Project Jacob and David stand as examples that when we face God, our sinful condition is exposed. Miraculously, God still extends his grace unconditionally. Additional Resources for a Sermon Series on the Apostle's Tale: Promise Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-apostles-tale-series-overview/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-additional-resources Practical How-To by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Topics: Ministry , Worship , Worship Planning , Lectionary Source: Discipleship Ministries This resource provides pastors and worship leaders with additional articles and resources for planning worship service/sermon series titled "The Apostle's Tale" and is built upon the theme of "Promise". The God Who Knows Us Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson http://www.workingpreacher.org/narrative_podcast.aspx?podcast_id=490 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lent , Hope , Peter , Sermon Source: Working Preacher This podcast on John 18:12-27 considers Peters denial of Christ, when he realizes he isn’t the person he thought he was, reminds us that that God does know who we are. (Length: 14:04) How Augustine Wishes His Works to Be Read Book Quote by Joseph A. Komonchak https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/how-augustine-wishes-his-works-be-read Book Quote by Joseph A. Komonchak Topics: Work , Truth , St. Augustine , Revelation Source: Commonweal Joseph A. Komonchak offers an except from Augustine's writings where he instructs the recipient to keep in mind his writings are not without error. A Bedtime Prayer Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/june/4443.html Sermon Illustration Topics: Prayer , Temptation , Teaching , Holiness Source: Preaching Today A sermon illustration appropriate for Matthew 26:41, Psalm 17:1-9, and John 16:4-15, consisting of a bedtime prayer calling upon God's protection while sleeping. Come as You Are Becoming Commentary/Exegesis by Bobby Morris https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1533 Commentary/Exegesis by Bobby Morris Topics: Sin , Mercy , Redemption , Guilt Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Psalm 51:1-17. "Psalm 51 lays bare the depths of the human condition and the equally profound need for the redeeming intervention of God." The Apple of My Eye Sermon (Complete) by Rosemary Brown http://day1.org/691-the_apple_of_my_eye Sermon (Complete) by Rosemary Brown Topics: Image of God , Holy Spirit , Identity , Sermon Source: Day1 In her sermon on Mark 1:9-15, Rosemary Brown affirms that humans are made in God's image and are therefore dearly loved by God. All Saints' with Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2016/09/year-c-proper-27-32nd-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Children , Worship , Courage Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown offers suggestions for incorporating children into worship around All Saints' Day. Includes ideas and notes for Job 19:23-27; Psalms 17, 98, 145; Haggai 1:15-2:9; Luke 20:27-38; and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17. Wrestling with God Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/07/year-proper-13-18th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Children , Power , Grace , Mercy Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown offers a collection of resources for helping children understand and participate in worship, with the primary theme of wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7). Hymn Suggestions Focused on Being Christlike Song/Hymn by Unknown https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/from-chaos-to-community-series-overview/third-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/third-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-hymn-suggestions Song/Hymn by Unknown Topics: Worship Planning , Hymn , Sanctification Source: Discipleship Ministries A series of hymns that are appropriate for a worship service focused on becoming Christlike. This resource matches hymns to Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17, Psalm 17, Romans 6:1-11, and Matthew 10:24-39. Hymn Suggestions Focused on the Promise of Salvation and Renewal Song/Hymn by Unknown https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship-planning/the-apostles-tale-series-overview/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-planning-notes/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost-2017-hymn-suggestions Song/Hymn by Unknown Topics: Worship Planning , Hymn , Promises of God, The Source: Discipleship Ministries A series of hymns that are appropriate for a worship service focused on God's promise of salvation and renewal. This resource matches hymns to Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21. Loaves and Fishes Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/06/year-proper-13-18th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Bread , Food , Miracle Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of lesson ideas and resources by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about the miracle of the loaves and the fishes, as well as Jacob's wrestling match with the angel of the Lord. When We Feel Forsaken Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/when-we-feel-forsaken-psalm-22 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Good Friday , Jesus , Crucifixion , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service plan and sermon notes for Good Friday which takes its spirit from Psalm 22 and the cry of forsakenness that was repeated by Christ on the cross. From Dust to Kingship Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/from-dust-to-kingship-psalm-2 Service Outline Topics: Easter , Lent , History of Redemption , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this worship service outline for Easter Sunday, Psalm 2 shows the promise of future redemption for God's people and the coronation of Christ as King. God Knows What You Need Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/god-knows-what-you-need Commentary/Exegesis by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Prayer , Prayerfulness , God's Provision Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling This devotional on Matthew 6:7-8 considers prayer. We pray not only because prayer allows us to make a difference in the world, but also because through prayer we draw near to God. Lord of the Living Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2010/10/year-c-32nd-sunday-in-ordinary-time.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Saints , Communion of Saints , Messiah , Death Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of lesson ideas and activities by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about life after death (with All Saints Sunday in mind). Seeing Clearly in the Sanctuary Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/seeing-clearly-in-the-sanctuary-psalm-73 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Lent , Awareness of God , Doubt , Psalms Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline for Lent from Psalm 73 which acknowledges the seeming inequities of life and the doubts that arise, yet declares strength, hope, and protection in God our Sovereign Lord. Includes thorough sermon notes.

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