Search ResultsStop Speaking Smooth Things This article seeks a bold prophetic vision that provides guidance for walking in God’s wisdom and way, one that calls out the oppression and deceit of the culture and assures that new life is available. Addiction and Deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. God's Sovereign Creation and Care This commentary on Psalm 139 says that in any time, in any place where the faithful face wickedness, bloodshed, and deceit, the Psalm provides comforting assurance of God's sovereign creation of, and care for, each person. Yes or No In this prayerful reflection on Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew Kaderabek urges readers to be honest and sincere in their dealings with others, eschewing any form of hypocrisy or deceit. Truth Stumbles in the Streets In this devotional resource, Mark D. Roberts reflects on Isaiah 59:14 exhorting Christians to speak and live truthfully at home and in the streets, especially during times when deceit in the political arena is widespread. Forgive Us Our Shortcuts Often in life it seems like the best way forward is sideways, through some shortcut or another. Yet God calls us to take the honest path, unused as it might seem, rather than proceed by deceit. Ananias Ananias dies after attempting to hold money back from the community in deceit Sapphira Sapphira dies while Ananias is being carried away for attempting to hold money back from the community in deceit. Illustration by Pierre Eskrich (ca. 1550-ca. 1590) Meet The Parents: Milking A Cat “After previously lying to Jack about growing up on a farm, Greg is forced to fabricate a serious of lies in order to back up his original deceit.” Watch this clip of Meet the Parents addressing... Jacob Expostulating on Laban's Deceit A black and white image of Jacob expressing his anger toward Laban for deceiving him in marrying Leah rather than the agreed upon Rachel (Genesis 29:20-27). Research on Honesty and Deceit In this sermon illustration for 2 Samuel 11:10-15, 1 Kings 21:1-21, Romans 1:28-32, or Proverbs 6:16-19, Jerry De Luca describes an article showing that children want to learn the worth of honesty. Full Text Hymns on Deceit Deceit and Falsehood I AbhorPD
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See more hymns... Chinese Zoo Replaces Lion with a Dog In 2013 a zoo in China temporarily shut down due to visitors discovering that the zoo's lion was a dog. This story illustrates deceit and false teachers and is appropriate for Deuteronomy 31:1-3 and similar passages Teach us to... Here’s a substantial litany of confession inspired by Exodus 20:1-17. Amy Loving petitions God for forgiveness for our ways of selfishness, deceit, impertinence, arrogance, small-mindedness, and wandering. Sport A quotation from "Sport: Pool Sharks" that uses the tactics of pool hustlers as an example of trickery and deceit that's used for selfish means. Peacemakers Wanted Now, Bride Gives CPR in Wedding Dress, and More This collection of news stories deal with themes of peacemaking, evangelism, deceit, giving, encouragement, spiritual disciplines, and more, and provide fertile material for sermon illustrations. Circumcision and the Crucifixion This Catholic article looks at circumcision as more than the cutting itself. God also refers to circumcision of the heart, and Moses of the lips. Tricks, Promises, the Spirit, and Good Soil This full worship planning resource about Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 considers themes of struggles, tricks, promises, focusing on the Spirit, and good soil. Notes for sermon preparation, order, hymns, etc are included. Resources for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost Resources for planning and preaching on the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, including sermon starters for Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-23. Worship Resources Preaching and worship planning resources focused on Deuteronomy 34:1–12, Psalm 90, 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8 and Matthew 22:34–46. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more.