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Exploring God, Praise, Cultures, and Our Hands in a Family-Friendly Service Carolyn Brown's worship and children's sermon notes draw on Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark 1:29-39 to discuss God's attributes, praises, cultural respect, and our hand use (e.g., for prayer, work, etc.). Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Learning About God and Stewardship ... :15-22 discuss God's holiness, God, God's nature and attributes, God's agenda, God's greatness, imitating Jesus and ... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Begrudging God's pity God uses the "parable of the gourd” in Jonah 3:10-4:11 to urge Jonah to see Nineveh as God does: as totally dependent on God and as a recipient of God’s pity. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Margaret Odell Praise and Thanks for God's Rescue from Suffering into Shalom The Psalmist offers praise and thanks for God's rescue from suffering. The Psalm shows evidence of God's attributes and work, including answering of prayer, anger, mercy, deliverance, power, and sovereignty. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Doug Bratt God's Faithfulness in Joseph's Life The plans of God take a long time to work out in Joseph's life, and in the end he is able to see God's provision for him and God's faithfulness. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Erin M. Stout Restore us, O God In this commentary, Rolf Jacobson explains the liturgical nature of Psalm 85, and notes the themes of God's restoring acts and our ongoing need for God's intervention. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Rolf Jacobson God's Nature Illustrated Through God's Annointing of David This commentary by Roger Nam reveals how the "repetitive resumption" of 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 illustrates God's surprising emotion and activity in grieving for Saul's kingship, comforting Samuel, promising restoration and anointing Jesse's youngest son. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Roger Nam Lawyers Doing God's Work This video features a panel of lawyers who discuss how they approach their profession with faith. Many anecdotes in this video would make good sermon illustrations on work or integrity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Theology of Work Project The Power of God's Voice In this Epiphany sermon starter, Doug Bratt writes, “Psalm 29 offers those who preach and teach it an opportunity to reflect with worshipers on the power of God’s voice.” Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Doug Bratt Reflections on God's Call An audio-recorded sermon on Exodus 2-4 and Moses' call. "God calls each one of us to his own place, her true place in the world. Happy is the one who, in honesty and humility, hears and... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: John H Marks The Beauty of God A sermon starter on Job 42:1-17; Psalm 34, Mark 10:46-52 and Hebrews 7:23-28 about God's beauty, prayer and suffering. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Cameron MacMillan Full Text Hymns on God's Attributes Great God! thine attributes divinePD
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God's Providence In this essay, Peter Trahan wrestles with the problem of evil in light of God's providence. Evil exists, he argues, because preventing it would violate humanity's free will. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Peter Trahan God's Heart and the Resurrection Focusing on the significance of the resurrection amidst suffering and "dead hope," this Easter study guide by Kasey Hitt encourages group participants to practice witnessing to the resurrection and to contemplate God's "heart of love." Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Kasey Hitt God's Grace This commentary on Jonah 3:1-5,10 suggests the key to preaching Jonah is to not get wrapped up in historical concerns. Jonah is a moral tale, designed to teach the audience something about themselves and God's grace. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Beth L. Tanner Why Would God Make Our Lives Hard? Mark D. Roberts connects Lamentations 1:5 and Hebrews 12:7-11 to reflect on seeing God’s discipline of his people through the eyes of a parent who loves their children. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts God Is Still Calling: Some Advice for Young Preachers Alyce McKenzie reflects on the nature of calling and vocation, emphasizing the ways individual callings find themselves in the wider vocation of God's healing work in the world. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Alyce McKenzie God’s Beauty Evokes Our Joy This article by John Navone reflects on the theological concept of beauty, noting that the beauty of creation reflects God's beauty. When humans contemplate it they are directed toward God, ultimately resulting in joy. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John Navone Worthy of Praise A sermon starter on Psalm 138. The psalmist praises the Lord from the core of her being for who God is and what he has done. She longs for God’s praise to spread across the earth. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Does the Success of Science Leave God Unemployed? (Part 2) Christian scholars have proposed a number of ideas about how God acts in creation. But do the increasingly specific laws of physics eliminate God's direct activity? Author Sarah Lane Ritchie takes stock. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Sarah Lane Ritchie
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