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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Conscience Lord, how secure my conscience wasPD
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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 The Church Is the Conscience of the State An thoughtful quote on the relationship of the church and the state: "The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state but rather the conscience of the state..." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Heaviness of Heart and Conscience A hymn about forgiveness to the tune of WEBSTER 8.7.8.7. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Terry W. York Conscience of the Olympic Skating Judge An illustration by Selena Roberts, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Philippians 4:8, Psalm 101:7, Proverbs 16:11, and 1 other similar passage. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Selena Roberts Am I My Brother’s Keeper? This reflection on Matthew 23:13-22 notes that our salvation is linked together and we need to help each other to grow in Christ. Therefore, Christ is harsh to those who violate conscience and lead others astray.... Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest What is the wedding garment? Reflecting on Matthew 22:1-14 and the wedding garment, Augustine writes that the wedding garment is the love that springs from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and a genuine faith. We are nothing without Christ. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Augustine of Hippo There is Power in the Blood The blood of Christ cleans our consciences from dead works. While blood is tough in laundry, Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26; and Hebrews 9:11-15 help us see its cleansing power in Christ. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Eleonore Stump A Clear Conscience A blog on 1 Corinthians 4:4 that reminds us that God judges all of us: the innocent, the guilty, and those who have themselves in entirely the wrong category. This is why we need prayers of... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Lillian Daniel
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