Resources on Stan Mast

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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. 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. 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. “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. 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. 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. 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. The Faith: Confidence, Fear, and Love Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-6b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Faith , Fear , Love , 2 Corinthians Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 by Stan Mast: The faith that enabled Paul to endure the troubles of his ministry was a combination of confidence, fear, and love. Responding to the Firm Grip of Evil Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-17a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Moses , Redemption , Evil , Sacrifice Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Explaining that God inflicted terrible plagues on the Egyptians because of the "stubbornness of evil," Stan Mast's commentary on Psalm 105 asserts Moses's mediating work to free God's people from misery prefigures Christ's redemptive work. 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. Reality Mistaken Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-19c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Forgiveness , Sin , Confession , Forgiveness of sin Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching The guilt of sin can overwhelm and paralyze us. In this sermon starter for Psalm 51:1-10, Stan Mast helps us see how God's forgiving grace can cleanse and restore those who are stuck in their guilt. The Holy Spirit's Groaning Prayers Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/pentecost-b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Holy Spirit , Pentecost , Romans Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on Romans 8:22-27 for the celebration of Pentecost. Stan Mast talks about the holy spirit's most tender and Christ-like work: intercessory prayers and groans. Illustration ideas are included. Receiving the Grace of God in Vain Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-7b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Grace of God , Reconciliation , Daily Living , Christian Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter, with an illustration idea, on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 by Stan Mast: If we don't respond to the gospel by being reconciled to each other, we have received God's grace in vain. 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. The Wonder of Jerusalem Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Hope , Pilgrimage , Justice Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Psalm 122 speaks about the wonders of Jerusalem, which Stan Mast connects with the wonders of Christ. He shows how the temple of Jerusalem is pointing at a spiritual pilgrimage to the house of the Lord. From the Depths of Sin to the Fear of a Mericful God Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/lent-5a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Sin , Redemption , Forgiveness , Hope Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter with an illustration idea on Psalm 130 by Stan Mast: It is one thing to be forgiven; it is quite another to be completely redeemed from the power, presence, and consequences of sin. A Praiseworthy Perspective on Giving Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-8b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Praise , 2 Corinthians , Care Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 by Stan Mast explores how Paul asks for generous giving in a positive pastoral way, praising the givers at Corinth church with grace. An illustration idea is included. The Work of God's Deliverance Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-2a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: God's Deliverance , Obedience , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on Psalm 40:1-11 by Stan Mast: Our experience of God's deliverance leads to heartfelt obedience and eagerness to testify among God's people. An illustration idea is included.

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