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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 Harmony as 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. Resource type: Article Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Author: Mark Suslenko 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 Preaching the Holy War When the men in blue and the men in gray marched off to fight in 1861, they carried more than rifles and knapsacks. They took the blessing of ministers and other Christian leaders. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: James H. Moorhead The Genius of Chrysostom’s Preaching "John Chrysostom loved to preach... And people loved to hear him preach..." This article talks about Chrysostom's method, style, and content of preaching. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Carl A. Volz ‘Generation Wealth’ Embraces our Materialist Obsessions Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, "Generation Wealth," says little about spiritual emptiness and the desperate ways in which people try to fill it. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: America Magazine Author: John Anderson The Moral Value of Sports Athleticism can pay off with glory and spectacle, but it's also a daily ritual, a crucible for character. Theologian Don C. Richter explores the the spiritual underpinnings of the discipline of sport. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Don C. Richter How Virtue Drives Out Vice A prayer/poem by St. Francis of Assisi that describes how the presence of particular virtues drives out their opposite vices. Resource type: Poetry Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Francis of Assisi Confessions of a Catholic Convert to Capitalism The free-enterprise system is compatible with caring for the least of us, writes an economist and convert to Catholicism. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Arthur C. Brooks The Catholic Case for 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. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Dean Dettloff Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Planning Notes This service and sermon planning notes focus on Moses' farewell sermon and Jesus' call to a deeper following of the Law.   Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor W. Burton-Edwards 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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John Chrysostom: Did You Know? Kevin writes the interesting facts and life events of John Chrysostom, a great preacher. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Kevin Dale Miller Resources for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost 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.   Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dawn Chesser Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues, 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. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Kenneth G. Davis Colorful Sayings of Colorful Luther This article provides quotations of some of Martin Luther's more colorful sayings, including those on: humility, the Bible, marriage and family, faith, human nature, music, prayer, and preaching. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Mary Ann Jeffreys All Saints Sunday 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 Pope Francis is Banning Cigarette Sales in the Vatican The Vatican announced that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket—giving up an estimated 10 million euros a year in profit. Useful illustration of money and value. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: America Magazine Author: Nicole Winfield 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 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. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Raymond A. Mentzer
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