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Human Wisdom and the Folly of the Cross Illustrating how Jesus' actions and teaching appear foolish by human standards of wisdom, this commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 explores the paradoxical dimensions of God's love and God's wisdom. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Taize Author: Taize Community A Message So Good as to Border on Folly In this sermon, the proclamation that "God is love" leads Christians to lift up love as the hidden key to life, now revealed in Jesus Christ--to practice love as an echo of the love of God,... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Stephen E. Carlson Welcome his folly into our lives The Passion is full of ironies. A high priest has Jesus recognized as messiah, a governor has him recognized as king, yet each looks for his crucifixion. In Mark 14:1-15:47 Jesus is enthroned upon a cross. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Charles Hoffacker Hate is Stupid Folly John Gunn reflects on 1 John 3:15: "Of all the dark passions that smite the human soul, hate is the darkest." Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: John R Gunn History of Hymns: “All Who Hunger” This offers background and commentary on Sylvia Dunstan's (1955-1993) hymn: "All Who Hunger.” A communion hymn, it is not memorial that recalls Christ’s suffering, but a joyful hymn of community to be shared at the table. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn The House of Wisdom Commentary on Proverbs 9:1-6 by Sara Koenig, who notes various historical interpretations of the "seven pillars" of Wisdom's house, then contrasts Wisdom with Folly. "Dwelling with Wisdom" is a lifelong process that develops over a lifetime.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Sara Koenig God’s Perspective on Human Goodness Psalm 53 reminds us that we are all fools before God. But this bad news of human folly sets up the good news of the Gospel. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D Roberts Emmanuel In this essay Frederick Beuchner engages other worldviews and faith as he reflects on the awe and wonder of Christmas, considering how Emmanuel, “God with us,” can seem like folly and yet answer our deepest longings. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Carl Frederick Buechner A House Built on Sand, A Tyrant Seeks Forgiveness, and the Folly of an Overprotective Culture: Illustrations for Preachers The posts here illustrate the folly of failing to repent, the power of God to change a killer's heart and seek forgiveness, a decluttered homes is a decluttered souls, and why kids can't be kids. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley and Paul Pastor Full Text Hymns on Folly This is Why I Love My SaviorPD
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The Folly of Human Assumptions Highlighting themes of folly and foolishness, this sermon illustration uses the story of a woman who wrongfully assumed that another person was eating out of her cookie package to demonstrate the consequences of quick foolish assumptions. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Ross Cranleigh Jesus Freak In this video interview, Sara Miles talks about the nature, scandal, and folly of following after Christ while arguing that Jesus has a claim on us, not the other way around. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Sara Miles Famous Painting Pictures Human Folly An illustration by Douglas Sean O'Donnell describing a painting that depicts human folly appropriate for Proverbs 12:15, Matthew 7:13-14, and 2 Peter 3:3. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Douglas Sean O'Donnell The Foolishness of the Cross Michael Pasquarello reflects on the contrast between human folly and God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:1-9), Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s political context, and the “strange glory revealed in the weak suffering crucified Christ." Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Fuller Studio Author: Michael Pasquarello The Human One In this video, Richard Rohr shares his thoughts on the conflict and folly of the cross of Christ, suggesting that our own crosses take the form of unchosen suffering, injustice, and loss. (Length: 14:33) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Richard Rohr The Foolishness of the Father? Mark Roberts' sermon starter on the Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Mark 12:1-12) observes that what may appear to be folly is actually "a demonstration of God’s matchless love and grace." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts
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