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Exiled to Discover God at Work in the World and in Us Karen Wilk discusses the importance of doing ministry by being closely involved with the neighborhood where we are (Jeremiah 29) - even if we feel exiled there. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Karen Wilk 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 6 Ways Christians Speak A New World Into Existence This article presents six ways Christians can speak wisely in order to be faithful servants and encourage one another. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Mandy Smith He Remains Faithful This podcast explores 2 Timothy 2:11-13 to discover how it reminds us of our baptism, being joined with Christ in his death and life, and why it means we can count on God's faithfulness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: David Bast Morals, Deeds, and Salvation This podcast reflects on Luke 18:18-30, suggesting that God is so overwhelmingly generous that no sacrifice you could imaginably make in order to follow Jesus would fail to be repaid tenfold or even a hundredfold. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Prayer: Transform Our Praise Christine Longhurst presents Jeff Nelson's prayer inspired by Psalm 150. It asks God to "Transform our praise. Make it more than feeble attempts at divine manipulation or rote obligation." Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst 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 Worship -- Taking a Closer Look Part 1 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: John D. Witvliet Can You Handle the Truth? A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 12:24. Roberts explores the tendency of many teachers and preachers to use "slippery," deceptive words to please, but the enduring word of God ultimately overturns their lies. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts 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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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 Self-delusions Our culture tells us to focus on oneself as the source all truth, while the apostle Paul tells us that fixating on self only makes us slaves to sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership Created to Create "When I create, I’m imitating my Creator. And when I teach, also imitating God: He shows me His creation and invites me to create alongside of Him." Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Justin Hibbard The Probing Power of Remembrance This sermon on Psalm 78 by Cullen Story focuses on the power and importance of remembrance. This resource includes both an audio recording and a full transcript of the sermon. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: Cullen I K Story A Servant Spirit In this fifth devotional of a seven part series, Dale Cooper reflects that one of the marks of living according to the Holy Spirit is an attitude of strong self-searching and self-denial. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Dale Cooper A Taxing Question Edward McIlmail's sermon starter on Mark 12:13-17 maintains that Jesus' principle of giving to God and to the emperor what belongs to each, requires that we develop our gifts to decide which is which. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest | Author: Edward McIlmail Time to Get Up A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Luke 5:20-24. Landwehr explores the tension between passivity and activity in salvation. It is Jesus who saves us, but we have the ability and the duty to respond to... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Jesus Chasing the Merchants from the Temple This painting, "Jesus Chasing the Merchants from the Temple" by Quentin Matsys invites us to see ourselves in the painting, calling us to acknowledge honestly those areas in our lives needing a major cleaning. The variety... Resource type: Image | Source: Loyola Press | Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
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