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Intolerable Cruelty: Still Not Satisfied A clip from Intolerable Cruelty dealing with the problem of dissatisfaction after winning a huge divorce settlement. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips Intolerable Cruelty: I'll Take The Case In this clip from Intolerable Cruelty, divorce attorney, Miles Massey (George Clooney), misconstrues the facts to support his client’s case, perhaps providing mature sermon illustration material about perspective, dishonesty, and business. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: WingClips Author: WingClips Holy Innocents The Holy Innocents silently remind us of another reality where tyranny does not reign and of a King who rules by love and whose kingdom cannot be defeated by cruelty. A devotional on Matthew 2:13-18. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: ePriest Love's Broad Concerns I Corinthians 13 presents a blueprint for teaching children the meaning of love and preparing them for a world full of violence, cruelty, death, and suffering. Resource type: Article Source: The CRC Network Author: Louis M. Tamminga Remembrance Day Prayer A prayer of confession and commitment suitable for use on Remembrance Day. In this prayer grandstand atrocities are remembered but these things are not to make us blind to the cruelties that we commit. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Carol Penner Intolerable Cruelty: Love Is Good A clip from Intolerable Cruelty, a movie about divorce and longing. Miles, the leading man, gives an impromptu speech on the power and beauty of love. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips Facemashing Christianity Carol Howard Merritt shares her experience of the Christian "Facemash," a social media site comparing pastors and church celebrities, and its cruelty in this blog entry. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Carol Howard Merritt Prophecy of Oded Oded prophecies against the Samarian hosts for their cruelty. Old men, women, and children walk in chains before the army. Engraved by Bauvais from the design of Bernard Picart (1673-1733) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Of Human Bondage Cruelty takes many forms, but it most often comes out through those who are weak and selfish. This quotation from Somerset Maugham could be used as a sermon illustration for hypocrisy, selfishness, or cruelty. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Somerset Maugham “Father forgive them” The staggering numbers and inspiring stories of martyrdom of Christians throughout history reveal that while persecution begins in terror, and ca be interpreted through human causes, it ultimately ends at the foot of the cross. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Christof Sauer and Thomas Schirrmacher The Sins of Oppression and Cruelty William Wilberforce's quote notes the emphasis on justice in scripture when it relates to oppression and cruelty. This illustration is useful for preaching on Ezekiel 16:49 and Amos 2:6-7. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: William Wilberforce Kofi Annan Faces Evil A sermon illustration that grapples with the presence of evil in the world and the cruelty of people toward each other. It includes quotes from United Nations leader Kofi Annan, who travels to places experiencing violence.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Joshua Cooper Ramo Full Text Hymns on Cruelty What stories of their crueltyPD
Whatever story of their crueltyPD
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Cruelty in Hospital Discharge Sparks Outrage An illustration of one hospital's cruel treatment of a vulnerable person. Among other points, the story can be used to illustrate Jesus' teaching about caring for needy persons (Matthew 25:31-46). Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Jelani Greenidge To act in the spirit “not of judgment, but of mercy” Elizabeth Gurney Fry (1780–1845), a Quaker minister, was responsible for inaugurating the humane treatment of prisoners, especially women, in England's infamous Newgate Prison. Her work also included housing the homeless and modernizing British nursing practices. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Alice Almond Shrock David’s Rage Reflecting on the Psalms particularly 28, 58, and 137 and the cruelty of ISIS, James Schaap honestly shares how he now understands the intensity of David’s hate in the terrible acts of evil Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Twelve Author: James Schaap Blessings These quotes from "Blessings: An Autobiographical Fragment" demonstrate the depth of human depravity shown through the Nazi concentration camps by describing a woman who was forced to participate in the Nazi’s cruelty. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Mary Craig Rebels to Be Reckoned With This article outlines the 15th century Czech reform movement as context for the life and ministry of Jan Hus and the Hussites. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Elesha Coffman Contradictions of War This illustration presents a story describing the contradictions and cruelty of war. It is appropriate for Psalm 68:30. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Boy Commits Suicide After Reaching Out to On-line Community A 19-year-old college student committed suicide after reaching out to an online community. This story illustrates human depravity and cruelty. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Brian Lowery Remembering 9/11 Remembrance connects us to our past, but in a way that guides our future. This article reminds us that God works God’s redemptive purposes through all things even through that which God does not will. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Michael Jinkins
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