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Ambition: Is Taking the Promotion Selfish or Faithful? Devotional by Ed Cyzewski https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ambition-taking-promotion-selfish-or-faithful Ambition and living by faith share a common trait: sacrifice. God uses both to push us to dream bigger, to take risks, and to sacrifice our comfort. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Ed Cyzewski

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Ambition: The Gift with an Asterisk Devotional by Anonymous https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ambition-gift-asterisk You and I won’t know healthy ambition until we learn to give our life to others, and that’s exactly what Jesus did. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Anonymous

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Ambition: The Good, the Bad, and Three Ways to Keep It from Getting Ugly Devotional by Anonymous https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ambition-good-bad-and-three-ways-keep-it-getting-ugly The good side of ambition produces healthy drive and industriousness. The wrong side of ambition drives us to act for selfish reasons, and ultimately leads to bigger-is-better philosophies that hurt more than harm. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Anonymous

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Jealousy & Selfish Ambition: Roots of Evil Sermon (Complete) by Mark Suslenko http://4lpi.com/blog/change-the-tide/ We need to replace our selfish ambitions with a pursuit of love, justice, and peace. Christians are called to change the tide by living differently. Dialogue, consensus, and discernment are the ingredients of successful conflict resolution. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Author: Mark Suslenko

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A Quote Illustrating Ambition Book Quote by Wallace Stegner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/reading-for-preaching/crossing-to-safety/ A short quote from "Crossing to Safety" by Wallace Stegner that illustrates the nature of ambition. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Wallace Stegner

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Ambition Inside and Nonchalance Outside Book Quote by Jon Meacham http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=5800 In this quote from Jon Meacham's biography of George H.W. Bush, we hear of the Bush family philosophy that, "From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required.” Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Jon Meacham

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Ambition: Our Not-So-Secret Purpose Article by Anonymous https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/ambition-our-not-so-secret-purpose When ambition and service collide, an explosion of destiny permeates our lives and pushes aside anything that stands in its way. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Anonymous

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Envy and Ambition Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/envy-and-ambition/976/ Reflecting on James 3:13-16; 4:1 and Luke 9:43-48, Robert Barron holds that envy or even ambition for the purpose of outdoing others knocks us off our center and we lose our orientation toward Christ. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron

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Finding the Way to Joy Sermon (Complete) by B. Wiley Stephens http://day1.org/494-finding_the_way_to_joy B. Wiley Stephens, in this sermon on Mark 10:35-45, finds in the ambition of James and John an emphasis on the command to love one another, not to expect others to do for us. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: B. Wiley Stephens

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Private and Public Life Audio/Video by Robert J McCracken http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/03781 An audio-recorded public lecture from Princeton theological seminary about our inner lives, families, balance, and ambition as ministers. Jesus sets for us an example. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Robert J McCracken

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Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Article by Louis E. Lotz https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1991/resurrection-apprehension-lots-ideas-calm-those-easter-sermon-fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz

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Prayers of Confession on Ambition Element of Worship by The Pastor's Workshop https://thepastorsworkshop.com/prayers-of-confession-on-ambition/ This responsive, contemporary prayer of confession seeks forgiveness for letting ambition distract us from worshiping God. It is suitable for use prior to the Lord's supper as well as a congregation comprised of professionals. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: The Pastor's Workshop

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Full Text Hymns on Ambition Is There Ambition in My Heart?PD
AmbitionPD
Only to serve him, daily ambitionPD
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Failure on a Driving Test Stirs Ambition Sermon Illustration by Mark Buchanan http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/january/4011711.html In this sermon illustration, Mark Buchanan buys a motorcycle for his 50th birthday, but fails his first Motorcycle Skills Test and is ready to quit. What keeps him going? The power of ambition. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mark Buchanan

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A Case Study in Ruthless Ambition Sermon Illustration by Bill Bryson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/february/14826.html For a picture of ruthless ambition, look no further than the life of the gifted scientist Richard Owen, who would stop at nothing to further his career. A sermon illustration on cruelty, deceit, and arrogance. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Bill Bryson

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On Sitting and Serving Commentary/Exegesis by John Doyle https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/401/en This devotional on Mark 10:32-45 reflects on Jesus facing Jerusalem, the ambition of James and John, and the true meaning of authority, reminding us to place our ambitions on heavenly sights and not earthly glory. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: ePriest Author: John Doyle

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True Ambition Sermon (Complete) by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/true-ambition/980/ In Bishop Robert Barron's sermon on John 2:13-25, the apostles James and John ask Jesus to do what they want, to have positions of glory in Christ's kingdom, rather than asking what Jesus wants of them.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron

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The War of the Cravings Sermon (Complete) by Dock Hollingsworth http://day1.org/8272-dock_hollingsworth_the_war_of_the_cravings In this sermon on James 3:13-4:8, Dock Hollingsworth shows how greed, lust, and ambition are thieves of human happiness and congregational unity--in the first century and now. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Dock Hollingsworth

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God's Ambition, or Mine? Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/gods-ambition-or-mine This blog post introduces a conversation about "the difference between selfish ambition and God-given ambition." Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Life's Biggest Decision Sermon Starter/Outline by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/33 In this sermon outline based on Genesis 11, Arthur Landwehr preaches on the sin of misdirected ambition at the Tower of Babel, and connects it with the Pentecost story in Acts 2. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr

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Made Great in His Greatness Sermon (Complete) by David Goodill http://torch.op.org/torch/made-great-in-his-greatness Reflecting on the temptation of replacing God's Kingdom with our worldly ambitions, this sermon on Luke 20:27-38 by David Goodill encourages us to pursue success with the humility of seeking entrance to heaven through Christ Jesus. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: David Goodill

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