Search ResultsWith Great Forbearance Reginald Fuller provides brief commentary on Matthew 13:24-43; Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; and Romans 8:26-27. These passages emphasize God's forbearance for all people, even the tares among the wheat. Why Make Such a Big Deal of Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Forbearance? Part 2 Emphasizing that Christian unity takes place in the daily reality of living in church communities, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-2 explores how "humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance" are needed to protect against self-centered divisions. Why Make Such a Big Deal of Humility, Gentleness, Patience, and Forbearance? Part 1 Asserting that Paul wrote pastoral theology from his real experiences in Christian communities, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-2 describes the difficulty and importance of practicing humility and patience. Forgive and Forbear This podcast for preachers explores the theme of forgiveness and forbearance, examining Genesis 50:15-21; Exodus 14:19-31; Matthew 18:21-35; and Romans 14:1-12. Holy Friendships Christi O. Brown in Spartanburg, South Carolina reflects on the deep friendships that enable us to embody the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ together in this sermon from Philippians 4:1-9. Highlighting Repentance This resource provides in depth scriptural background on the selected passages form the Catholic Lectionary for July 23, 2017 including: Matthew 13:24-32 and Romans 8:26-27. Even More Reason to Be Humble, Gentle, Patient, and Forbearing Reflecting on Christian community, this devotional on Ephesians 4:1-3 discusses how to live in "unity of the Spirit" through exercising Christ-like "humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance" and by avoiding conflict. Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness Sermon notes on Genesis 39 and Galatians 5 note that "hesed" is an attribute of the character of God which we are called to emulate. Often translated as kindness, it also includes abiding loyalty and steadfastness.... Hosea, the Old Self and a Grain Farmer This is a full worship planning resource on Hosea 11:1-11, Psalm 107, Colossians 3:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21, focusing on calling. It includes liturgy planning notes, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Nathan's Rebuke, Building Unity and the Bread of Life This lectionary resource includes planning notes, song suggestions, readings, prayers, and sermon starters for the story of Nathan rebuking David for committing adultery and Jesus' announcement that he is the "bread of life." Stones, Angels, Wheat, and Weeds Susan Butterworth's sermon speaks of God's unconditional grace and constant presence (Genesis 28:10-19), and of leaving judgment to God in the face of evil entangled with good. (Matthew 13:24-30). The Resolution of Conflicts in Priestly Life and Relationships This Catholic article suggests that loving, supportive, and mutually encouraging relationships among priests are essential to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of priests and to their ministry. Full Text Hymns on Forbearance I Have A Friend So Patient, Kind, ForbearingPD
Divine forbearance claims our songPD
There's a wideness in God's mercyPD
See more hymns... Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness Sermon notes on Genesis 39 and Galatians 5 reveal the kindness of God and how we might also show kindness. The notes include commentary, theological and hermeneutical points, illustrations, and application. Never Grow Weary Ron Rolheiser reflects on a Norwegian proverb—Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer—, finding echoes of it in passages like 2 Thessalonians 3:13 and Galatians 6:9, and what it means to persevere in tension. Holy Habits This resource contains worship planning and sermon notes for a service around the theme of "Holy Habits"-- both as practices and as special clothing. Characteristics of a Healthy Church This article unpacks ten characteristics of healthy churches that are seen in the biblical history of God's people. The Honorable Family A service outline on Ephesians 6 focused on how to respect, honor, and obey those who are given authority over us. Part of a series on the Ten Commandments, as explained in the Heidelberg Catechism. Baptized Sermon starter on Genesis 6:2; 9, Psalm 25, Mark 1:9-15 and 1 Peter 3:18-22 about Jesus' baptism and ours as a self-discovery of being created in the image of God. Forgiveness from a Flower This sermon illustration for Mark 11:25 or Luke 17:4 is a quote highlighting themes of forgiveness and forbearance: "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it." The Lord our God is Holy Stan Mast's sermon starter on Psalm 99 explains why we should praise God for God's righteousness, justice, and judgment. Although Christ's holiness was evident at Transfiguration, "the clearest Epiphany of Christ's glory" was on the cross.