Search ResultsConscience - 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. Freedom of Conscience Window This article reflects on "The Freedom of Conscience Window" (1595) in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Gouda, The Netherlands, which reflects the revolt against Catholic oppression by the people of the Low Countries. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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." 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.
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See more hymns... 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. 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? Heaviness of Heart and Conscience A hymn about forgiveness, "Heaviness of Heart and Conscience," by Terry York to the tune of WEBSTER 126.96.36.199. Seared Conscience J. Douglas Burford relates a personal experience that shows the danger of ignoring one's conscience, illustrating 1 Timothy 4:2 and Romans 1:28-32. A Guilty Conscience In this sermon illustration for Psalm 51:3-10 or Proverbs 28:1, a scene from the film "Roman Holiday" demonstrates that humans made in God's image have a conscience that allows them to feel guilt after sin. Fire Alarms and the Conscience A sermon illustration based on how fire alarms function. Appropriate for Acts 24:16 and 1 Peter 3:16, and themes of clearing one's conscience and becoming attuned to the inner-workings of our relationships with God. Christian Conscience and Nuclear Escapism In this 1985 article, Robert Bachelder discusses the conflict between religious principles and participation in nuclear weapons projects, suggesting that the work is necessary but still immoral. Heeding or Silencing the Conscience Alphonsus Liguori's sermon starter on the murder of John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12) observes that the presence of Jesus offered Herod the possibility of repentance and grace, but Herod rejected it.