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Heroic Ambition Sermon (Complete) by Paul J. Wadell https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2009-10/heroic-ambition In this message on Mark 10:35-45 and Hebrews 5:1-10 Paul J. Wadell claims the Christian life is oriented ambitiously toward greatness; however, achieving glory means serving in humility and traveling the sorrowful way of the cross. Author: Paul J. Wadell Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: The Christian Century

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Vocation Article by Douglas J Schuurman https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2018/09/vocation How do I discern between God’s calling and my own—or even other people’s—sinful ambitions? Douglas Schuurman tackles this question, highlighting the importance of testing what we feel led to do against God's word and within community.... Author: Douglas J Schuurman Resource type: Article Source: The Banner

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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." Author: Mark D. Roberts Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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Lost Paradise (Nolde) Article by Calvin Seerveld http://www.artway.eu/content.php?id=1646&lang=en&action=show Emil Nolde's Verlorenes Paradies depicts the rough loneliness and tiresome petulence that are the wages of sin for us self-seeking humans: the fruit of our self-seeking ambition to be like God. Author: Calvin Seerveld Resource type: Article Source: ArtWay: Opening Eyes, Hearts, and Minds

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Sons of Entitlement Article by Stephen B. Chapman https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2006-10/sons-entitlement A reflection on Mark 10:35-45 that suggest the greater sin in the church is not misplaced ambition but complacency and lack of ambition altogether. Author: Stephen B. Chapman Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Century

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Emperor's Club: Ambition Without Contribution Is Insignificant Sermon Illustration http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/september/14614.html Describing a scene from "Emperor's Club" in which students are presented with an ancient king that has been lost to history, this sermon illustration demonstrates that power without contribution is insignificant. This illustration suits Mark 9:35. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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What Do You Want? Sermon Illustration by J Vernon McGee http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/may/3753.html This sermon illustration for Psalm 34:10, 24:6, or 27:8 is a quote highlighting themes of meaning and desire: "What is your ambition....The highest desire that can posses any human heart is a longing to see God." Author: J Vernon McGee Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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Faithful Stewardship Devotional by Dave Peterson https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/faithful-stewardship Ambition, properly managed, helps us to make the most of what God has entrusted to us. Instead of striving for personal success, ambition reveals itself through faithful stewardship of the gifts God has given us. Author: Dave Peterson Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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I Want to Be a Church Lady Article by Debra Rienstra https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2009/i-want-be-church-lady Debra Rienstra reflects on soul shaping, the treasure of faithfulness, and one ambition she has for her old age - to be a church lady. Author: Debra Rienstra Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship

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Dying into Life Article by Christian Wiman https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/dying-life In this article, Christian Wiman reflects on the passing of his aunt and his grandmother and discusses death, grief, faith and life. Author: Christian Wiman Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal

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Explorers Give Up Glory to Do What's Right Sermon Illustration by Cheryl Dahle http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/may/15957.html An illustration fitting for 1 Corinthians 16:13 and Ephesians 6:14-15. Two explorers gave up their goals of crossing the Arctic Ocean to save the lives of others. It took true courage to put aside their ambition. Author: Cheryl Dahle Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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A scandalous life Commentary/Exegesis by Paul J. Wadell https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2009-10/scandalous-life Paul Wadell reflects on Jesus' life as scandalous in the sense that he "radically challenges our deepest convictions and ambitions." For example, true greatness means serving others and drinking the cup of suffering (Mark 10:35-45). Author: Paul J. Wadell Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Christian Century

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How Religion Got Trump Article by Kenneth L. Woodward https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/how-religion-got-trump In this article, Kenneth L. Woodward examines the role religion played in the 2016 presidential election and ponders why many Christians supported Donald Trump. Author: Kenneth L. Woodward Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal

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God Doesn't Need Me to Scratch His Back? Article by Marcus Goodyear https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/god-doesnt-need-me-scratch-his-back This article talks about allowing our ambitions to be guided by God's ambition, to know God--not as a plan, not as a divine business coach--but as God, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Author: Marcus Goodyear Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling

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Bone Collector: Destiny Audio/Video by Denzel Washington https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/bone-collector/destiny A scene from the movie, Bone Collector. Lincoln, a quadriplegic ex-cop, encourages Amelia to pursue her ambitions despite her family history. We are not condemned to repeat the mistakes of our parents. Author: Denzel Washington Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips

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Schoolboy in England Book Quote by Thomas Merton https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/schoolboy-england In this excerpt of Thomas Merton's autobiography, "The Seven Storey Mountain," Merton describes his first experiences and thoughts about the Anglican church of his youth. Author: Thomas Merton Resource type: Book Quote Source: Commonweal

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Mt. Everest's Beauty Defaced by Garbage Sermon Illustration by Mathew Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/november/3110413.html Matthew Woodley shares a story about the increasing pollution on Mt. Everest as an illustration of selfish ambition and how sin tarnishes the beauty of God's good world. Author: Mathew Woodley Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today

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The Voice of Ambition Audio/Video by Bishop Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/the-voice-of-ambition/737/ James and John want to sit at Jesus' right and left when the Lord comes into his glory. They didn't realize they would have to be crucified by his side - the moment of his glory! Author: Bishop Robert Barron Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire

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Nurturing Christ-Like Ambitions Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-23-29-october-2016/ This reflection by John van de Laar focuses on how Jesus values the virtues of humility, gentleness, wisdom, and service while the world values wealth and power. Author: John van de Laar Resource type: Devotional Source: Sacredise

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