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Hate is Stupid Folly As John R. Gunn says, hate is a stupid folly. Hate affects all parts of you if you let it take hold in your heart against another. It's something that we should truly avoid at all... Resource type: Devotional | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn A Message So Good as to Border on Folly The Very Rev. Stephen E. Carlsen shows that the statement, "God is love" makes a profound claim on our lives. 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 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 Rising John Kavanaugh meditates on Jesus' death and resurrection with its background of salvation history, in which God persisted in redeeming humanity even in its sin and folly (Romans 6:1-10). Resource type: Devotional | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John Kavanaugh 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 Commentary on 2 Kings 5:1-14 In reading the story of the healing of Naaman we must not overlook the unnamed, the unknowns but not silent slaves that bring the sole voice of theological reason to stories of imperial folly. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Stephen B. Reid 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
Nearer, Still NearerPD
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Careless Living, How Not to Read the Bible, and Billboard Evangelism: Illustrations for Preachers The news clips here illustrate the folly of careless living, the consequences of poor hermeneutics, the brevity of life, and how to engage creatively with culture in witnessing to the truth/reality of Jesus at Christmas time.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley and Paul Pastor 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 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 D.C. Trash Can Debacle, the Irish Pub Goes Global, 2000 Wrong-sized Trains and More A D.C. trash can debacle gives us pause to think about integrity, a simple pen about human dignity, etc.—these stories and more provide a variety of illustrations on themes of incarnation, folly, humility, humanity, and more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Paul Pastor and Andrew Finch God’s Spy: Malcolm Muggeridge, 1903-1990 ... loved to discourse, as in Erasmus’ Praise of Folly or Shakespeare’s King Lear, was always, implicitly ... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: M. D. Aeschliman The Screwtape Letters The demon Screwtape writes of fashions in folly: ‘The horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable passions we have produced in the human heart Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: C. S. Lewis Genesis 1 within the Faith-Science Debate What are we going to do with Genesis 1? James Mead suggests that a serious and faithful engagement with the creation story will demonstrate the folly of pitting science and the Bible against each other. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: James K. Mead Research on Communication Highlighting themes of discernment, trust, and folly, this sermon illustration uses an experiment on people's perception of "experts" to demonstrate that we easily fall victim to false teaching if we aren't diligently evaluating the source. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Unknown
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