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Conscience - The Echo of God's Voice This Catholic article discuses the conscience, arguing it as a an echo of God's voice with which we dialogue with God. Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brent Withers A Surprising Beatitude - Dashing the Little Ones upon the Rock This Catholic article applies Psalm 137:9 to the Church’s sex-abuse scandal, suggesting that we must dash the full range of our passions against the grace of the life-giving Rock. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Kevin M. Clarke 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 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 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... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: WingClips 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 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 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 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 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 Open Outcry: to God and to each other Throughout the Bible, God’s people are not afraid of Open Outcries. Sometimes the cry goes up to God; sometimes it goes out to other people. In the face of evil and deceit, we should never stand... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Benjamin Pratt 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 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 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 Ananias Ananias dies after attempting to hold money back from the community in deceit Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Caspar Luiken Ananias Ananias dies after attempting to hold money back from the community in deceit. Illustration by Pierre Eskrich (ca. 1550-ca. 1590) Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Saint Jerome
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