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Frederick Buechner on Avarice A quotation from Frederick Buechner on avarice. He says, "The more you give away in love, the more you are." Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Frederick Buechner Discovering Our True Identity "Consumerism, as a charter-cultivating way of life, encourages the least attractive human traits - avarice, aggression, and self-centeredness..." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Mark S. Medley Setting Free the Flesh Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, John Kavanaugh writes that the flesh-bound mind is powerless to escape the yoke of lust, violence, and avarice. However, Paul knew that the body inspirited could become a temple of eternal promise. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John F. Kavanaugh Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Society has turned myopic eye to focus on lust alone as the sign of immorality. The other six, and in particular the vices of avarice, envy, sloth, and pride, are ignored or lifted up as virtue. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: James Bratt Rules Tell Us Who We Are Children are not ready for legalism vs. faithfulness conversations yet. Instead, Carolyn Brown from Worshiping with Children offers ways to help kids understand who and what they are by way of God's invitational rule for humanity.... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Good People Keep Good Rules This blog post gives pointers for teaching children from the Lectionary passages (Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalms 15, 45:1-2, 6-9; 51; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; James 1:17-27) and offers resources for planning worship. Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Staying Put to Get Somewhere "Conversion and growth happen when we remain, not when we run (which is precisely what the ancients associated with acedia—a cowardly running away)." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Dennis Okholm When Life Is At Stake A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37. Landwehr explores in both texts the choice between life and death that God places before his people. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Prayer: Channels of Your Peace Here’s a prayer of confession and commitment from the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst James Bond: Shake up your Church's Bible Studies This brief reflection points to the importance of sloth and other deadly sins in Ian Flemming’s James Bond novels. Linking James Bond to the book of James we are reminded that ultimately evil doesn’t triumph. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Benjamin Pratt Full Text Hymns on Avarice Let avarice from shore to shorePD
Our Father, Thou in Heaven AbovePD
How bless'd the upright in the way!PD
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The Virtues for Dying Well Jesus is our example as we seek how to die well. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Brett McCarty The Temple of Christ's Body This Catholic homily for the dedication of the cathedral church of Rome suggests that we share in the life-giving authority of Christ, because we are established on the foundation Christ built on Peter the Rock. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: Leon Pereira O.P. Greed Reflecting on greed, Scott Hoezee and David Bast says that greed is not just having something, it is something wrong about our attitude toward the having. In our greed, we fail to trust in God's provision.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Commentary on Acts 4:32-35 Troy Troftgruben’s commentary on Acts 4:32-35 sees the admittedly utopian church community depicted in this text as a glimpse of what God's power can do in a community rather than a standardizing of church operation. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Troy Troftgruben One God, two questions, and three things the church needs A commencement address that addresses God, paying attention to the realities of the world, and finally to leadership in the church. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Daniel O. Aleshire Enough! Remembering that Greed Is a Deadly Sin In this article, Benjamin Pratt shares some modern day parables on greed and charity that may be used as sermon illustrations. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Benjamin Pratt Sharing Possessions Makes You Rich The homily explores the joys of sharing, based on the parable of the farmer in Luke 12:13-21. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: David Sanders O.P. Transformative Preachers: Hildegard of Bingen and Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney This article about Hildegard of Bingen and Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney examines their ministries as transformative preachers, and catalysts for change in the time in which they lived. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Deacon Bill Smith
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