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Conscience - The Echo of God's Voice This Catholic article discuses the conscience, arguing it as a an echo of God's voice with which we dialogue with God. Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brent Withers Teaching Humanae Vitae in the “Front Trenches” — Where It Ultimately Counts This article offers reflections on and suggestions for teaching the Catholic "Humanae Vitae" document. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John S. Hamlon Examining Conscience Discussing how the heart relates to the conscience, James F. Keenan's article draws on the writings of Paul and Thomas Aquinas to explain that acting in conscience means working to align our actions with God's will. Resource type: Article | Source: America | Author: James F. Keenan
My Conscience is Captive to? More and more often in Western Christianity, we declare that we "live by our conscience." This is supposed to imply the control of God in our lives, but 2 Corinthians 4:1-11 challenges: who controls your conscience? Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr The Noonday Devil This Catholic article considers three areas of temptations for priesthood (chastity, obedience, and faith), calling them the "Noon Day Devil" from Psalm 91:6. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. William P. Clark, OMI It's a Matter of Conscience Contemplating the source of conscience, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr on 1 John 4.7-12 discusses how conscience is a "divine consciousness" given by grace that conforms us to "God's love." Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Powerful Water and Clear Consciences Jennifer Kaalund's commentary on 1 Peter 3:18-22 unpacks how this letter—mediating on Christ's suffering, the saving power of water, the importance of a clear conscience, and life after death—strengthens us and challenges our living. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Jennifer T Kaalund A Clear Conscience In this audio sermon on Romans 14, David Read discusses morality, ethics, and what it means to make decisions with clear consciences. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: David Haxton Carswell Read Pope John Paul II on Conscience This article outlines the teaching of Pope John Paul II on the nature of conscience fundamentally agreeing with the Pope that "conscience itself does not create norms but discovers them in the objective order of morality." Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Richard A. Spinello Strong and Weak Consciences, Part 2 Reflecting on 1 Corinthians 8:9, Mark Roberts provides an illustration from his own experience as a pastor which illustrates the practice of refraining from a behavior for the sake of those with weak consciences. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Cowardice, Consensus, and Conscience Martin Luther King said, "Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? Conscience asks: Is it right?" His comment fits well in a sermon on courage and suffering for justice.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Martin Luther King The Conscience Fund In this quote to use as an illustration for Hebrews 9:14, Matthew 3:8, or 2 Corinthians 7:10-11, author Max Lucado demonstrates the conscience within all human beings that results from being made in God's image. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Max Lucado Full Text Hymns on Conscience Lord, how secure my conscience wasPD
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Heeding or Silencing the Conscience This daily reflection on Matthew 14: 1-12 points to the story of Herod and John the Baptist as a reminder that our consciences are a source of God's grace and mercy as we become more holy.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: ePriest Heeding or Silencing the Conscience Sermon starter for Matthew 14:1-12: A clear reminder of what is right and wrong is an act of mercy from God. We should thank God when our consciences remind us of things we need to change. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest The Abridging of Conscience In this sermon illustration, the Unites States Constitution and an excerpt from the novel "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" are used as examples to demonstrate how human beings can rationalize their sin and "abridge" their conscience. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Lewis B Smedes Moral Conscience according to Natural Law This article criticizes “misconceptions” of conscience that define it as an emotive response, a built-in moral guidance system, an intuition, or a moral opinion, instead defining it according to Natural Law as rational judgment and deliberation. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Thomas V. Berg A Good Conscience John R Gunn recalls George Washington's response to slanderous accusations. He writes that if we have a good conscience, that what others say about us should not matter at all. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn Loving the Lord and Keeping Your Conscience Clear The way to keep our conscience clear is to cling to the Lord in love—especially after we have betrayed him. Reflections by Eleonore Stump on 1 Peter 3:15-18 and John 14:15-21. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Eleonore Stump On Conscience 1 Timothy 4:2, Romans 2:12-16, and Romans 3:9-23 all show the necessity of forming our consciences. Charles Colson tells a story of seeing a place where that hadn't happened. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Charles W. Colson Comparisons and Purification in Hebrews Explaining that Hebrews moves from "the good to the better," this commentary on Hebrews 9:11-14 by Jennifer T. Kaalund discusses the dangers of comparative supersessionism and the manner in which Jesus' blood has purified our conscience. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Jennifer T. Kaalund
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