Resources on Stan Mast

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Is God on Your Side? Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-16a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Eschatology , War , Violence , Holy War Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this sermon starter on Psalm 124, Stan Mast explores the tricky question of God taking "sides." It is about looking backward at a battle in which God came to our aid. A Christological View of History Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/last-epiphany-a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Christology , History , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching What is God doing in history, in response to the rebellion? A sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 2 explores a Christological interpretation of human history. It also includes an illustration idea. 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. Suffering Enables Us to Discover Our Redemption Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-9b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Suffering , Redemption , 2 Corinthians Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 by Stan Mast explores Paul's boasting and his perspective on suffering. Mast also provides four possible sermon topics and an illustration idea. Passion Beneath the Hossanas Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/palm-sunday-a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Palm Sunday , Suffering , Passion , Death of Christ Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter provides a new look at Palm Sunday from the perspective of Psalm 31. Stan Mast focuses on the passion behind the hosannas, imagining the conspiracy hidden on the day of the Triumphal Entry. Restoration Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-1b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Prayer , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 80. He explains how to view this Psalm of sorrow as an Advent prayer and two ways you can turn this text in a Christ-ward direction. Who is This? Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/palm-sunday-b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Jesus , Identity , Hymn , Philippians Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on Philippians 2:5-11 by Stan Mast. This Christ hymn in Philippians 2 is the Christian answer to the question, "Who is Jesus?" Illustration ideas for the sermon are included. Dedication of Solomon's Temple Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-16b/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Prayer , Solomon Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes on Solomon's prayer in 1 Kings 8. Stan Mast explains its historical context, Solomon's attitude, the content of his prayer, the mysterious presence of God, the Temple's missionary purpose and Jesus the ultimate Temple. 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 Benefits of Unity Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-15a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Unity , Community , Pilgrimage , Body of Christ Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 133 explores the psalmist's call to theological unity, celebration of physical unity, and elaboration on the blessing and flourishing that results from unity. Children's Song Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-24c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Psalms , Education , Faith , Providence Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Sermon starter on Psalm 121, a Psalm of orientation, with illustration idea. Stan Mast shows how Psalm 121 was specifically designed to teach the children of Israel the basics of Israel's faith. Giving Thanks for God's Salvation Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-7a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Justice , Sin, evil , Grace of God Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching "Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35: Dealing with the psalm's images of violence against evil by speaking to how they show God’s gracious care for God's people in bringing evil to justice." Full Citizenship in the Church of Christ Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-11b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Ephesians , Unity , Christ , Peace Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Comments, observations, and illustration ideas on Ephesians 2:11-22 by Stan Mast: Christ himself and Christ alone is the only hope for peace with each other and with God. The Sword in Bringing the Kingdom of God Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-18a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: War , Word of God , Kingdom of God , Judgment Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Acknowledging the difficult theme of violence in Psalm 149, Stan Mast's commentary explores how God's people have historically responded to war and systematic opposition. Jesus advances the Kingdom through the Word instead of violent force. In-Between Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/lent-5c/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Lent , Psalms , Thanksgiving Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 126 explores the "in-between" tension that Israelites had and suggests three specific things we can do as we live in the tension of the "already by not yet." Advent Tension Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/advent-3b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Advent , Hope , Joy , Exile Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 126: An invitation to enter into the tension of Advent--the tension between what God has already done and what we still need God to do. God the Creator and Sustainer Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/day-of-pentecost-a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast Topics: Pentecost , Attributes of God , Holy Spirit , Hymn Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 104:24-35: This psalm is a hymn to the Creator and Sustainer, showing how God’s creatures depend on God, pointing to the way God re-creates us through the Holy Spirit. The Way It's Supposed to Be Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Blessing , Life , Psalms , Goodness of God Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on Psalm 112, a Psalm of Orientation, by Stan Mast offers a helpful framework to preach this psalm and highlights points to focus on for Epiphany Sunday. An illustration idea is also included.... No Comparison Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-5b/?type=lectionary_epistle Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Suffering , Glory , 2 Corinthians Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter on 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 by Stan Mast explores Christian sufferings from a gospel perspective. When you compare the sufferings with the coming glory, there is simply no comparison. An illustration idea is included. Evocative Imagery Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-4a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast Topics: Easter , Shepherd , Psalms Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter by Stan Mast on Psalm 23: Stan gives some practical and textual suggestions exploring the evocative imagery of the shepherd to illuminate God’s protective care and our reliance on God.

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