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Vital Lies: Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception A series of quotes showing that the human capacity for self-deception is fathomless. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Daniel Golman History of Hymns: “Open My Eyes, That I May See” This offers background and commentary on the Clara Scott (1841-1897) hymn, "Open My Eyes, That I May See." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn 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 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: Book Quote 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 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts 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 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: ePriest Author: Matthew Kaderabek 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 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 Judgment This homily on Matthew 7:21-27 reminds us of the importance of knowing, and of being known. We are being warned against complacency and the danger of self-deception. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Denis Geraghty O.P. 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
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