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Frederick Buechner on Avarice Book Quote by Frederick Buechner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6916 A quotation from Frederick Buechner on avarice. He discusses the blessing of generosity and says, "The more you give away in love, the more you are." Author: Frederick Buechner Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching

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Harmony as God Intended Article by Mark Suslenko http://4lpi.com/blog/harmony-god-intended/ Reflecting on Isaiah 5:1-7, Philippians 4:6-9, and Matthew 21:33-43, this resource warns about choosing avarice over virtue. It encourages us to use our free will to fulfill God's original design for this world. Author: Mark Suslenko Resource type: Article Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection

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Setting Free the Flesh Commentary/Exegesis by John F. Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_embodied.html 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. Author: John F. Kavanaugh Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website

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Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Article by James Bratt https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/06/08/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. Author: James Bratt Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve

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Confessions of a Catholic Convert to Capitalism Article by Arthur C. Brooks https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/02/06/confessions-catholic-convert-capitalism The free-enterprise system is compatible with caring for the least of us, writes an economist and convert to Catholicism. Author: Arthur C. Brooks Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine

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Wycliffe Causes Controversy Over Eucharist Article by John Wycliffe https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/archives-controversy-over-eucharist Although Wycliffe questioned many practices of the church of his day, his most controversial position was on transubstantiation. This is a collection of John Wycliffe’s comments on the Eucharist, preaching, absolution, indulgences, confessionals and faith. Author: John Wycliffe Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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The School of Infancy Article by Jan Amos Comenius https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/comenius-archives-the-school-of-infancy Written in 1631, The School of Infancy, was one of Jan Amos Comernus’s first works on education. Here are his preface and opening observations which help us understand Comenius’s attitude toward children, parenting, and the family. Author: Jan Amos Comenius Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Resources for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon Starter/Outline by Dawn Chesser https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/fourteenth-sunday-after-pentecost8 Resources for planning and preaching on the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, including sermon starters for Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-23.   Author: Dawn Chesser Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Planning Notes Service Outline by Taylor W. Burton-Edwards https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/sixth-sunday-after-the-epiphany This service and sermon planning notes focus on Moses' farewell sermon and Jesus' call to a deeper following of the Law.   Author: Taylor W. Burton-Edwards Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues, Part 2 Article by Kenneth G. Davis http://www.hprweb.com/2017/09/meditations-upon-the-virgins-virtues-for-contemporary-clergy-part-2/ In this extended meditation on the virtues of Mary, Kenneth Davis explores her generosity, veracity, courage, and charity. Although the article addresses clergy, it could easily be adapted for lay people. Author: Kenneth G. Davis Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review

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Order in the Church Article by Raymond A. Mentzer https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/order-in-the-church The churches of the Reformation strove to observe biblical guidance in everything. Accordingly, they reformed worship, family life, and society at large. An accessible historical survey by Raymond A. Mentzer. Author: Raymond A. Mentzer Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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All Saints Sunday Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/twenty-fifth-sunday-after-pentecost-year-c-2016 Preaching and worship planning resources for All Saints Sunday based on Psalm 145, 149, 150, Daniel 7, Haggai 1:15-2:9, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 6:20-31, 20:27-38. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Full Text Hymns on Avarice Let avarice from shore to shorePD
Our Father, Thou in Heaven AbovePD
Our Father dear, who art in heav'nPD
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The Catholic Case for Communism Article by Dean Dettloff https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/07/23/catholic-case-communism This essay provides an in-depth look at the history of Catholics and communists, in an effort to temper polarizing caricatures and establish common ground. Author: Dean Dettloff Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine

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Become Completely as Fire Article by Michael Birkel https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/become-completely-as-fire This article traces the history of the early church monastics from the mid-4th-5th centuries, exploring major figures of the movement and how the main goal was to triumph over temptation to find Christ's presence. Author: Michael Birkel Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Rules Tell Us Who We Are Article by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2012/08/year-b-proper-17-22nd-sunday-in.html 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.... Author: Carolyn Brown Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children

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The Living Bread and the Lord of Creation Sermon Starter/Outline by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/ninth-sunday-after-pentecost5 This resource includes reading and worship planning notes, et al for John 6:1-21 in which Jesus feeds the five thousand as the bread of life, then walks on water as the Lord of all creation.   Author: United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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The Rich Heritage of Eastern Slavic Spirituality Article by Louis Bouyer https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/eastern-slavic-spirituality The spirituality of the Orthodox believers in Eastern Slavic territories is largely unknown to Western Protestant believers. Here are several tales of these saints that may inspire, stimulate and encourage us. Author: Louis Bouyer Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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When Life Is At Stake Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/5802 Reflecting on Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Arthur Landwehr says that a relationship of thanksgiving to God is as essential to self-actualization as air and water are to physical existence. Author: Arthur Landwehr Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection

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Homilies Giving Encouragement in the Faith Sermon (Complete) by Fadi Auro http://www.hprweb.com/2013/07/homilies-for-august-2013/ Encouragement in faith is necessary for our lives. These four homilies offer encouragement in the face of different kinds of trials: Greed, hopelessness, resistance to Christianity, and the difficulty of holiness. Author: Fadi Auro Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review

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Blessings and Woes in God's Economy Sermon Starter/Outline by Taylor W. Burton-Edwards https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/all-saints-day3 Sermon and service planning notes for an All Saints Day service. The texts (Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149, Psalm 150, Ephesians 1:11-23. Luke 6:20-31) are full of rejoicing in the promise to the holy ones. Author: Taylor W. Burton-Edwards Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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