Search ResultsGod is in Charge. Kings and Governments are Not. On the day of an American election (2016), this brief article notes the importance of prayer and reminds us that God is in charge; kings and governments are not. “God my Lord is even stronger” This article highlights the contributions of various women to the Protestant Reformation, including tKatharina von Zimmern (1478–1547), Helena von Freyberg (1491–1545), Ursula Jost (c. 1500–c. 1532), Anna Adlischwyler Bullinger (c. 1504–1564), and Charlotte Arbaleste Duplessis-Mornay (1550–1606). Disciplines: Responding to God’s Grace This article considers spiritual disciplines as intentionally responding to God’s grace-filled step of love toward us by inviting him to manifest his life through us. Life in God’s Kingdom What is needed is a theology of the disciplines for the spiritual life. We need a foundation, a practical, workable theology of them. We must understand why the disciplines are integral to meaningful life in Christ.... God's Presence in History In this 1981 article, Wolfhart Pannenberg says there is no direct conceptual approach to God, or from God to human reality, but God’s presence is hidden in the particulars of history. God's Love This resource from the United Methodist Church contains preaching notes for the story of Peter and Cornelius (Acts), as well as Jesus' teaching about the greatest kind of love (John). God's Glory in the Tough Places This podcast on Exodus 16-17 says that God’s initial reactions to Israel's early times of complaining are surprising, and relate to our relationship with God when we encounter tough places in our own lives. Living a “with-God” life Because of their friendship, Richard Foster and Dallas Willard challenged each other to practice their faith more deeply by living the renovated, renewed, abundant "with God life". They challenged the church to live it as well. God's Will Be Done Asserting that doing God's will is supremely important, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Matthew 6:9-13 encourages listeners to resist selfishness by actively participating with God in providing aid to humanity. God’s Armor versus the Devil’s Stratagems Struggles and warfare do affect our everyday life. Andreas Hoeck discusses the spiritual and earthly forces that attach and leave us wondering what God is doing to combat them in the context of Ephesians 6. God Always Provides Escape Describing an instance in which he faced sexual temptation while riding a train, Dave Jackson's sermon illustration demonstrates how God provides a way out to endure temptation. This illustration suits Proverbs 1:10 and Ephesians 6:13. God’s love is life itself Is Acts 16:16-34 a story of good fortune or bad? It depends on the perspective. But one thing is assured: knowing Christ is beyond fortune or destiny. Knowing Christ is certainly gain, though life lacks certainty. Full Text Hymns on God To God Be the GloryPD
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See more hymns... God’s Gifts to Us and Repentance For this Sunday during Lent, Carolyn focuses on the ideas of gifts God gives us and on repentance. She provides great ideas for how to present these ideas to children even though the texts for the... God’s Love: Reason for Hope This homily explores the rich, mysterious nature of God's love, our truest source of hope. God's love meets us in Jesus Christ the midst of our struggle with sin, sacrifice, and suffering. God This prayer praises God for being "comfortable" in allowing the word "God" to enter our frail language. And that God with such humility and sacrifice would become flesh as well. God's Love that the World Wants to Put to Death A transcript of a sermon by Arthur Landwehr on Matthew 26:14-27 on the passion. It's a story of God's love that the world wants to put to death because it confronts our way of life. God is Faithful Where is God in the midst of grief and loss? Join the conversation in this podcast where hosts David Bast and Scott Hoezee discuss God's faithfulness to Israel following the death of their great leader, Moses. God's Kingdom Blesses and Requires Worship planning resources for Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 4-9, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, and Matthew 4:12-23. Key themes includes what God's reign blesses and requires and unity and division in the body of Christ. God's Place and an Important Dualism John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Exodus 33:12-23, Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96:1-13, 99, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, and Matthew 22:15-22 to discuss both God's glory and honor and the importance of separating God and government. God’s Breakfast Cereal This series of personal reflections, full of images from the corn fields of Iowa and bread-making, tells the story of one woman's journey to experience the mystery of communion.