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The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power A short paragraph about the personality of Lyndon B. Johnson and his practice of flattery. It could be a useful sermon illustration. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Robert A. Caro Hezekiah’s Weaknesses Commenting on Isaiah 39:1-2, Mark Roberts notes that for all his faith and piety, King Hezekiah of Judah displayed weaknesses of pride and openness to flattery that endangered his kingdom. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Imitating God Commenting on Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Doug Bratt notes that we are "natural imitators of the evil one," but we are called to imitate God by putting on the new self (v. 24) provided by God. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Doug Bratt The 'me' epidemic We live in a culture that convinces us that we are the focus; a challenge for envangelism, then, is redirecting attention to Jesus. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Scott Benhase Commentary on Matthew 22:15-22 Jeanine K. Brown’s commentary on Matthew 22:15-22 discusses how Jesus’ statement to the Pharisees’ question is amazing and ultimately points to thinking about what belongs to God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Jeannine K. Brown Worship -- Taking a Closer Look Part 2 In a worship service, we renew the promises we make to God and hear again the promises God has made (and kept!) in Christ. This four-part series on worship explores four dimensions of this covenant-renewal image. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Henry Admiraal In the Image and Likeness A sermon on Matthew 22:15-22 comparing Jesus' teaching on taxes with creation in the image of God. In our world of taxes and politics, we focus on the authoritative call and presence of God. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Angela V. Askew Disagreeable A devotional reflection by Emily C. Heath on Romans 16:17-18. Heath invites Christians to "test the spirits" in a disagreement to see whether an objection is divisive or a way of seeing God afresh. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: Emily C. Heath Draw Me a Sheep, Epiphany 2 (B) – January 14, 2018 Curtis Farr uses historical context to examine the call of Philip and Nathaniel in John 1:43-51 and reflects on the whimsical encounter and unknown journey that the followers of Jesus experience. Resource type: Article | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Curtis Farr Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Michael Joseph Brown’s commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 examines Paul’s mistreatment in Philippi and his denial to claim support in Thessalonica to reflect on the idea of advancing the Gospel through sacrifice and suffering. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Michael Joseph Brown Flattery Like Gum This sermon illustration is a humorous one-line quotation about flattery and how we should receive it. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Van Morris Pressed into Service In this article on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Daniel Harrell reflects on how Paul uses shame, flattery, and fear to urge generous giving. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Daniel Harrell Full Text Hymns on Flattery The Saint's Safety and Hope in evil Times: Or, Sins of the Tongue complained of, viz. Blasphemy, Falshood, etc.PD
Practical Atheism exposed; or, the Being and Attributes of God assertedPD
Complaint of a general Corruption of Manners; or, The Promise and Signs of Christ's coming in JudgementPD
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Greatest-Commandments Overlooked Laurel Mathewson reflects on how a lot of times we look pass the simple--but not easy--commandment, that answers our yearnings for clarity about what is essential, and our longing to be guided toward the things that... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Laurel Mathewson Worship A word study on "worship," with specific attention to the medieval meaning of the word and how it flows into a life of "worshipful service." Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Nathan Bierma I Have Called You Friends "Jesus is our model for friendship - because he loved without limits - and he makes it possible for us to live a life of friendship..." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Gail R. O'Day "M" is for the Many Things A Mother’s Day sermon from Alyce McKenzie examining how Proverbs 31 portrays a God who nourishes and protects us, and who provides us wisdom to fulfill the difficult roles we fill. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Patheos | Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Will We Accept God’s Love? A sermon by Amy Richter on Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the tax collector and the Pharisee praying in the temple. Richter says neither earns God's love; the tax collector merely humbles himself to receive it. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Amy E. Richter Born of a Woman This homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God suggests Mary is called 'Mother of God' because her first-born son, Jesus of Nazareth, who was circumcised years ago in Palestine, is really and truly God.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: Richard J. Ounsworth O.P. A Taxing Question Reflecting on Mark 12:13-17, Edward McIlmail writes that the Pharisees and Herodians pose a false dilemma. Faith is often "both/and" and we need to develop our gifts, intelligence, and prayer life to make the right choices.... Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: Edward McIlmail The Messenger: What Manner of Man? Ernest Campbell lectures on the person of the preacher. Can the preacher say of his or her congregation, "I know the sheep, and the sheep know me?" Can we allow ourselves to be known? Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: Ernest T Campbell
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