Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
Covenant, Saints, Discipleship
Worship planning resources for preaching, prayers, and music based on Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31). Explores various streams: theodicy, the priestly covenant, saints, and discipleship.
In this sermon illustration, Hebrews 10:11-22 paired with a reading argues that the New Covenant, God bleeding for humanity, is a fulfillment of God's suffering love in the Old Covenant.
In Hebrews 10:11-22 we learn of God's decision to suffer in a one-sided covenant. Our lack of reciprocation leads to God's suffering, both empathetically with us but also independently as God upholds the deal alone.
Covenant Renewal Service
This service order for a Wesleyan "Covenant Renewal Service" encourages participants to commit to Christian ... opening prayer, a responsive litany of thanksgiving, responsive covenant readings, and a responsive ...
Covenant and Creation
In this article, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson says that God’s covenant as depicted in the Bible consists of promises not only to humans but to all of creation.
Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Exodus 32:1-14: a focus on the importance of memory. As Moses reminds God of the covenant, we too, are called to remember. It includes a sermon illustration about theocracy.
This sermon starter on Joshua 24:1-3, 14-25 considers the church's central task, suggesting that Christian worship is like a covenant renewal ceremony. It includes a sermon illustration of the covenant.
Esther Menn reflects on the covenant renewal scene in Exodus 34:29-35, noting the themes of God's covenant and God's presence.
Covenants and Feasts
John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, 145:8-9, 14-21, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21 to discuss both God's covenant invitations and our responsibility to respond to hunger needs....
Covenant and Inheritance
In this sermon on Matthew 3:13-17, Anthony F. M. Clavier observes that in our baptismal covenant we are joined to Jesus and to each other.
Preaching notes by Scott Hoezee on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16: Using the story of Abraham’s circumcision, Hoezee explores the intimate nature of God’s sacraments, which are confirmations of God's covenant love.
Full Text Hymns on Covenant
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Covenant, Law and Unity
This commentary on Jeremiah 31:31-34 emphasizes God's promises to make a new covenant, where the law is placed within God’s people, creating conditions for unity.
Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin sought to change many practices of late medieval Catholicism, but infant baptism was not one of them. This article explores their theological positions against the Anabaptists.
Theodicy, Covenant, Saints
Worship planning resources for preaching, prayers, and music based on Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26 or 25; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16). Explores different streams: theodicy, a priestly covenant, and saints.
Here is a beautiful prayer of commitment written by John Wesley. It is known as the Covenant Prayer. It is a prayer of whole hearted abandonment and surrender to God's will for your life.
Observances Under the New Covenant
These five sermons by Joseph Koterski on Acts 15:1-29, Luke 24:46-53, Acts 2:1-11, Proverbs 8:22-31 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, respectively discuss new covenant rules, Jesus' last words, the Holy Spirit, the Nicene Creed and reverence.
A New Covenant
Terence Fretheim's commentary on Jeremiah 31:31-34 explores the developing understanding of covenant. God’s forgiveness is made the ground for the new covenant, but the promises of the old covenant remain inviolable.
Who Needs a Covenant?
In this article, David P. Gushee considers the bonding marriage covenant, suggesting that nonbonding marital contracts undercut the nature of marriage itself.
Crisis and Covenant
This sermon starter on Psalm 105 addresses this crisis of faith by reminding us of how God had remembered his covenant promises. It includes a sermon illustration about the Underground Railroad.