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Cyber community... and our own Self-Deceptions An article that wrestles with the nature and purpose of interactions through technology and the need for physical contact. It asks churches the question, how are you "discerning the use of cyber-tools? " Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch A quote illustrating Self-deception A short quote from "A Pretty Good Person" by Lewis B. Smedes about self-deception. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Lewis B. Smedes The Power of Self-Deception Dave Peterson's sermon starter on Matthew 7:21-23 reflects on Jesus' third warning near the end of the Sermon on the Mount: the warning against assuming one "has it made" to enter the kingdom of heaven. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson Five Pieces of Christ-Centered Wisdom For a Foolish Age Defining wisdom as "knowing what to do with the knowledge we have," Derek Vreeland offers five principles of wisdom from a scriptural perspective. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland Addiction and deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Ken Bazyn Lord, Have Mercy A congregational prayer of confession framed by Romans 3:23 and 1 John 1:9. Sin deludes the way we measure happiness, success, and faith. Through Jesus Christ our Savior we are forgiven and set free from self-deception! Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst Becoming Philosophers of a Certain Kind This article explores the relationship between intellectual philosophy and religion, arguing that if we want to grow in our faith and wrestle with complex issues around us we must engage in intellectual and philosophical thought. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland Stop 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Ginger E. Gaines-Cirelli The Penn State Scandal and Our Self-Deception This sermon illustration about self-deception, pride, and sin uses the story of a college coach scandal to demonstrate how often human beings will pridefully point out others' mistakes with shock while avoiding their own. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: David Brooks Full Text Hymns on Deceit Deceit and Falsehood I AbhorPD
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Lance Armstrong's Slide into Self-Deception Describing the discrepancy of Lance Armstrong's loud voice against doping yet being found of using performance enhancing drugs, this sermon illustration can be used to teach about integrity, character, honesty, hypocrisy, pride, and self-deception. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Nancy deClaissé-Walford Really Big Rocks Don’t Move A devotional that explores the image of God as a rock. The author reflects that in times of uncertainty and change, God is pictured as a massive place of stability. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Dennis R Edwards Called to Be Servants Sermon starter for Matthew 20:20-28: If service to others is not an ordinary element of our daily lives as Christians, we can be sure that we have succumbed to self-deception or taken a wrong turn somewhere. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest | Author: Alex Yeung 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Nancy Lovell God's Devotion Produces Fruit This reflection by Jo Bailey Wells explores the dynamics of God's devotion to His people, and the human capacity for self-deception. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Jo Bailey Wells Unless You Change and Become Like a Little Child Children don't know how to be something that they are not. Childlike joy returns to us when we put aside all our games of self-promotion and self-deception and live in accord with God's deepest desire for... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Bishop Robert Barron
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