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The Entrapment of Flattery This sermon starter introduces questions to begin a study of Jesus interaction with the Pharisees in Matthew 22:15-22. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Anne Osdieck 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 “Honorable and holy” This excerpt from Heinrich Bullinger’s (1504-1575), "Der Christlich Eestand" (Christian Marriage), provides insight into the roles of women and their lives in Reformation-era Protestant families. Here, Bullinger describes marriage as "honorable and holy." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Heinrich Bullinger Paying Taxes to Caesar This sermon starter reflects on the story of Jesus being tested by the Pharisees about paying taxes. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Violence Undone In this interview, James Alison discusses nihilism, violence, and creation. Resource type: Article Source: Religion Online Author: James Alison The Formation of Priests: Knowledge and Sanctity This Catholic essay argues that the historic concern for good priests assumes that the Church has needed, and continues to need, effective seminaries and programs of formation. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, PhD M Is for the Many Things Alyce McKenzie offers a Mother’s Day sermon in which she paints a picture of God’s wisdom, which provides encouragement and strength for those overburdened by the tasks Wisdom fulfills in Proverbs 31. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Alyce M. McKenzie 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 Go Another Way B. Wiley Stephens encourages us to take "the road less traveled" by listening to God's leading. Stephens looks at the story of the magi (Matthew 2:1-12) and the path they chose to take. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: B. Wiley Stephens The Festival of Nativity Epiphany "completes the season of Christmas by inviting us to discern the identity of the Christ child." Adult Sunday School Lesson / study guide about traditions surrounding the Festival of Epiphany. Liturgical elements and study questions... Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz 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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Home By Another Way These sermon notes for Matthew 2:12 explore the implications of Christmas for work. With an incarnational understanding of Christmas, how might we might approach our work in new and different ways? Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Dave Williamson 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 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Dave Williamson 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 Unreserved Dedication to Christ's Cause Explaining that our success during change lies in advancing Christ's Kingdom, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Romans 12:1 and 2 Chronicles 29:27 encourages listeners to dedicate their lives to Christ and Christ's cause. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett Teaching and Preaching; Priests, Payment and the Pharisees Scriptural exegesis of Malachi 1:14-2:30; Psalm 131:1-3; Matthew 23:1-12;1 Thessalonians 2:7-13 on the fatherhood of God and priests; resting on God as on one's mother's breast; paying ministers; preaching; and the denunciation of the Pharisees. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website Author: Reginald H. Fuller 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 Author: Scott Benhase The Good Shepherd Paulos Mar Gregorios preaches on the theme of Christ as the "Door of the Sheep" and "the Good Shepherd" in Ezekiel 34:11-16 and John 10:1-15. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Paulos Mar Gregorios
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