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The Church That Tyndale Fought Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/church-that-tyndale-fought A short article about the widespread corruption in the church and resistance to the truth during Tyndale's day. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Rites and Mites Commentary/Exegesis https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/twenty-fourth-sunday-after-pentecost This page contains a variety of resources for service and sermon planning on Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Mark 12:38-44, and Hebrews 9:24-28. Themes include hospitality, grace, atonement, spiritual hypocrisy and corruption, and generosity.   Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Hope for Life Beyond the Grave Sermon Starter/Outline by Leonard Vander Zee http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/proper-28b/?type=the_lectionary_psalms Preaching notes on Psalm 16. God will not abandon us to death. God’s Son has conquered the grave, torn open the bars of Sheol, and overcome the advancing weakness and corruption that plagues our existence. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Leonard Vander Zee

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The Patriarch Broods Over His Family’s Future Article by Francis Asbury https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/the-patriarch-broods-over-his-familyandrsquos-future This article highlights two writings from Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury. In these writings, Asbury warns Methodists about the possibility that pride and corruption will enter the Methodist Church as it ages. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Francis Asbury

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The Christian and His America Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/747 Describing the universal corruption of humanity, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr explains both how democracy depends on Christianity for its values and how Christianity defeats the pride of communism. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr

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Good News: Release, Recovery, and Freedom Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/1633 Arthur Landwehr's sermon on Jesus' rejection at Nazareth (Luke 4:14-21) reflects on how a prophet speaks truth to corruption of consciousness, whether in the individual or in a group like a synagogue or church. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr

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Compromising in Order to Maximize Profits Sermon Illustration by Alistair Mackenzie https://www.theologyofwork.org/book/just-decisions/part-two-7-dilemmas-christians-face-at-work/chapter-6-love-of-god-vs.-the-pursuit-of-profit/compromising-in-order-to-maximize-profits These two stories about the Christian executives of Enron and Worldcom, two companies with widespread internal corruption, would make good sermon illustrations on the importance of ethical rigor in the workplace. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Alistair Mackenzie

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It is Time for Archbishop Viganò to Meet the Press Article by Gerard O’Connell https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/09/13/it-time-archbishop-vigano-meet-press Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò made allegations of cover-up and corruption against Pope Francis. Now he is in hiding. This news story could be used as an illustration of church conflict and disagreements. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Gerard O’Connell

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Corruption and Incompetence Sermon Illustration by Thomas Kessner http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4200 Warren G. Harding, was the 29th President of the United States in the early 1920s. Thomas Kessner shares a few episodes that reveal his incompetency as a president. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Thomas Kessner

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam Sermon Illustration by Neil Sheehan http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6279 These quotations from "A Bright and Shining Lie" by Neil Sheehan juxtapose peace proposals with depictions of military corruption, violence, addiction, and immorality to illustrate the depravity of the human race during war and conflict. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Neil Sheehan

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Fatima’s Third Secret—More Relevant than Ever? Article by Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap https://www.hprweb.com/2018/09/fatimas-third-secret-more-relevant-than-ever/ This Catholic essay discusses the “Third Secret of Fatima" in light of the corruption in the Church's hierarchy. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap

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Full Text Hymns on Corruption When in the Night I MeditatePD
Say, Is This Wild Corrupted Nation?PD
Soon this corruptible Shall, from the tombPD
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May We Go Element of Worship by Rosie Venner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/07/unison-benediction-may-we-go.html This Triune unison benediction by Rosie Venner expresses hope that we experience grace, peace, and thankfulness, that we "rise above the corruption of power," and that we "pursue goodness, wisdom, holiness, and love." Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Rosie Venner

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The Root of All Kinds of Evil Article by Elesha Coffman https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/dante-root-of-all-kinds-of-evil Like many Italian cities, Florence boasted a well-developed economy by Dante’s day. Dante's firsthand experience of the city's corruption leads him expose it in the Comedy. His hoped to see Florence turn from its destructive greed. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Elesha Coffman

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Litany for Anger Element of Worship by Fran Pratt http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/171317279700/lent-3-litany-for-anger Fran Pratt offers a litany for Lent on Anger, based on Jesus' "clearing the temple of corruption" in John 2:13-22. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Global Worship Author: Fran Pratt

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Yet This I Call to Mind Article by AJ Westendorp https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2018/08/yet-this-i-call-to-mind Hurt, corruption, poverty, and injustice show us how much we need the gospel and how the church needs to bring the gospel into dark situations. The gospel is a source of hope. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: AJ Westendorp

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God's Righteousness is Good News Article by Peter J. Leithart https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2008-05/blogging-toward-sunday This Christian Century blog considers how God's righteousness, while fear-inspiring, is a good answer to the corruption we see in the world and brings with it a promise of justice. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Century Author: Peter J. Leithart

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What Wondrous Love is This Article by Jason Lief https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2018/03/30/what-wondrous-love-is-this/ Jason Lief looks at the martyrdom of Oscar Romero who opposed violence and corruption to reflect on Good Friday, loving one's neighbor, and entering the suffering of others. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jason Lief

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Sermon Illustrations on Sin Sermon Illustration by Timothy Keller https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-sin/ The concept of sin describes much more than violating rules. These illustrations help us see the pervasive nature and corruption of sin within ourselves. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Timothy Keller

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Challenging C.S. Lewis on Evil and Evolution Article by Bethany Sollereder https://biologos.org/blogs/jim-stump-faith-and-science-seeking-understanding/challenging-cs-lewis-on-evil-and-evolution In this article, Bethany Sollereder challenges C.S. Lewis' view on evil and evolution. Whatever the presence of sin in the world entails, it cannot mean the introduction of carnivorousness into the evolutionary process by angelic corruption. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Bethany Sollereder

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