Search ResultsThe Entrapment of Flattery This sermon starter introduces questions to begin a study of Jesus interaction with the Pharisees in Matthew 22:15-22. 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. I'll Be There Linda Roorda shares about experiences of pain, depression, and discouragement and draws comfort from Biblical passages that show that those who suffer are not alone in their suffering. 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. 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. Paying Taxes to Caesar This sermon starter reflects on the story of Jesus being tested by the Pharisees about paying taxes. Financial Literacy Sunday: Commentary on Proverbs 28:22-27 This worship planning resource is for a Financial Literacy Sunday service. Charmaine P. Johnson provides this commentary on Proverbs 28:22-27 which includes a biblical commentary, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions for the occasion. Trapping Jesus with Taxes This sermon starter includes reflections on Jesus' interactions with the Pharisees and Herodians, when they questioned him about taxes. Learn to Love Your Daily Commute Marcus Goodyear points us to a video about a young teacher named Lindsey who makes her morning subway commute a time to be with God. Satan and the Powers Exploring how scripture presents antagonistic powers (e.g. Satan, demons, etc.), Susan R. Garrett's article discusses Jesus' victory over the powers of darkness. Jesus frees us and gives us the power to vanquish hatred. Flattery Like Gum This sermon illustration is a humorous one-line quotation about flattery and how we should receive it. 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. 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
See more hymns... Thinking as a Christian An article about thinking as a Christian suggesting that, in a highly polarized world, it is important to remember that the lack of real communication causes a breakdown in civility, and an increase in ignorance. 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... 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. 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. 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. Home by Another Way This detailed sermon outline by Dave Williamson on Matthew 2 and 7 explores possible implications of Christmas for work. The Incarnation influences and shapes our understanding of the purpose and manner of our work. 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. 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.