Resources on Stan Mast

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For the Sake of the Gospel Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Paul , Evangelism , Preaching Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, examines Paul's practice of not accepting pay for preaching the Gospel and looks at what it means to win people to Christ. “To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul” Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-10c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Prayer , Daily Living Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast writes a sermon starter and illustration idea on Psalm 25:1-10 exploring a discernible chiastic structure of the psalm that helps us find its central theme. Standing in the Need of Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-15b/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Solomon , Prayer , Grace of God , Election Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon illustration for 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14, conlcudes that this story is about God's grace in choosing and equipping Solomon rather than Solomon's propensity for good prayers. Blessing the Nations Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-6c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Easter , Blessing , Psalms , Nation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast writes a sermon starter focusing on the missional nature of Psalm 67, which emphasizes God’s blessing to the nations and the "us" for "them" dynamic that eclipses "us" vs. "them" thinking. Even The Godliest People Can Sin Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-13b/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Sin , Judgment , Forgiveness of sin Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter on 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, uses the aftermath of David's sin as a way to reflect on the nature of sin, its consequences, and the resulting questions about God. The Return of God's Presence Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-19a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: God's Presence , Jesus , Crucifixion Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast's commentary on Psalm 114 describes the renewal of God's presence among God's people through the Exodus, construction of the temple, return from Exile and life of Jesus. Mast also illustrates God's absence through crucifixion. From the Rising of the Sun Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-20c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Praise , Psalms , Mercy , God Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast shows how Psalm 113 calls not only ancient Israel to praise Yahweh, but also every creature in the universe throughout history. Let everything and everyone praise the incomparable Yahweh because of his incomprehensible mercy. Out of Suffering: Salvation Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1c-2/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Advent , Hope , Redemption , Salvation Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter on Jeremiah 33:14-16, discusses the promises of God made to Israel and the world and how this relates to the work of Jesus Christ. The Lord Our God Is Holy Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/last-epiphany-c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Epiphany , Transfiguration , Justice , Righteousness Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast's sermon starter on Psalm 99 explains why we should praise God for God's righteousness, justice, and judgment. Although Christ's holiness was evident at Transfiguration, the clearest Epiphany of Christ's glory was on the cross. The Final Hallelujah Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-2c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Grief , Joy , Praise , Lent Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter, looks at how Psalm 150 calls one to praise God in a way that acknowledges sin and suffering by finding hope and salvation in God. Why Are They Singing? Devotional by Stanley Mast https://www.reformedworship.org/article/september-2000/why-are-they-singing-short-meditation Devotional by Stanley Mast Topics: Children/youth , Worship , Military , Oppression Source: Reformed Worship When our hope is tied to rituals, traditions, or places, we cling to something that is empty. In this meditation, Stan Mast reminds us that our hope is in the faithfulness of a loving God. The Great Mystery of Christ Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Epiphany , Gentiles , Mystery , Gospel Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this Epiphany sermon starter on Ephesians 3:1-12, discusses the mystery hidden for ages in God as the complete inclusion of the Gentiles in the covenant with all its blessings. Putting on Christmas Clothes Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/1st-sunday-after-christmas-c/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Illustration by Stanley Mast Topics: Christmas , Love , Daily Living , Colossians Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Stan Mast, in this sermon starter on Colossians 3:12-17, discusses Paul's emphasis of being focused on Christ and the positive manner in which he describes the Christian life. A Wife of Noble Character Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-20b/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Women , Wisdom Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Sermon thoughts and illustration for Proverbs 31:10-31. Stan Mast expounds on the character of "a capable wife" and presents three possible ways to preach this text as Good News. He is like a Refiner's Fire Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-2c/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Malachi , John the Baptist , Atonement Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this Advent sermon starter on Malachi 3:1-4, Stan Mast reflects on the connection between the prophecy of Malachi, the preaching of John the Baptist, and the death of Jesus. Easter as the Beginning of the End Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Mast https://thebanner.org/features/2016/02/apocalypse-now-easter-as-the-beginning-of-the-end Commentary/Exegesis by Stanley Mast Topics: Eschatology , Easter , Kingdom of God Source: The Banner Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 present Easter as Apocalypse Now, the beginning of the end, and the first page of the grand conclusion to the story of everything. Passion for Worship - How Do We Get It? Article by Mary Elder http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/book-group-reflection-passion-for-worship-how-do-we-get-it- Article by Mary Elder Topics: Church , Intergenerational issues , Worship , Spirituality, piety, devotion Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Mary Elder reflects on Howard Vanderwell's book "The Church of All Ages" and includes responses dealing with what is passionate worship and how churches can encourage inter-generational participation in corporate, private, family, and small-group worship. Why Preach Sermons Based on a Catechism? Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/why-preach-sermons-based-on-a-catechism- Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Preaching , Creeds and Confessions , Worldview , Heidelberg Catechism Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Joan Huyser-Honig's article explores the benefits of preaching sermons based on a Catechism or confession, even to worshipers from the postmodern generation. The Freedom of Confession Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-26c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Lent , Forgiveness , Confession , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 32:1-7. He shares the four ways to preach an essential message and central purpose of Psalm 32: the joy of being forgiven by God. Sharing Memories of God's Work Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-6a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Praise , Thanksgiving , Creation , God's Faithfulness Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 66:8-20. This Psalm reminds us that Christianity is at once communal and individual, praising God for deliverance of people groups and creation, but also of an individual themselves.

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