Search ResultsRevival: Trust in God's Power and Mercy God is all powerful and merciful! That is the focus of Ralph D. West's commentary on Isaiah 40:12-26. He provides his own context, a biblical exegesis, and descriptive details for the text. Exploring the Trinitarian God Carolyn Brown's children's resources on Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, and Matthew 28:16-20 discuss how to create children's sermons on the Trinity, God's nature, God's creation, the mystery of God, and trinitarian baptism. Encountering God and Discovering Christ Carolyn Brown's children's resources on Exodus 33:12-13, Isaiah 45:1-7, Psalm 96, Matthew 22:15-22, and 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 contain suggestions for a prayer on God's nature, a litany, and sermons on God's glory, God's sovereignty, and Christ-like... Mother's Day and Pentecost This sermon starter from the African American Lectionary provides commentary on 1 Samuel 1, and suggestions for preaching on a Sunday when Mother's Day and Pentecost fall on the same day. The Work of God's Deliverance Psalm 40:1-11 reminds us that it is to Yahweh that we must turn in trouble as well as in joy. Our experience of God's deliverance leads to heartfelt obedience and eagerness to testify among God's people. Arts Day This sermon starter and commentary on 1 Samuel 16:14-23 offers worship resources from an African American perspective that celebrates artistic gifts among God’s people. God's Invitation A sermon starter for Judges 4 that explores the repeating refrain of judgment on the Israelites the how good news of God’s invitation to join the covenant family is meant for all people. The Will in Augustine’s Confessions This article on "The Will in Augustine’s Confessions" deals with Augustine's reasoning that the problem of evil results from man’s unruly will, not from an absence of thinking, or a lack of education. Where We Least Expect God to Be Reflecting on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, David Lose asks, if God were just like us, who would save us? God comes and shows up where we least expect God to be yet gives precisely what we need... Prayer for God to Endow Leaders with Justice and Righteousness Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19: The psalmist prays that God gives leaders a sense of God's attributes of justice and righteousness, not their own ideas. Full Text Hymns on God's Attributes We sing th' almighty pow'r of GodPD
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See more hymns... God's Joke Book In this sermon on Genesis 18:1-15, Jonathan Currier uses Sarah's response to the news that she would have a son to discuss the meaning of God's laughter. Revival: A Holy Heritage God provides for us and takes care of us, a legacy that we must teach our children. William C. Turner Jr. reminds us of this in his commentary on Proverbs 13:18-22. He gives his own context,... God is Not Neutral This article explores God's will in relation to the will of human beings by arguing that when we reject God's call, we are failing to be on God's side, not the other way around. Epiphany: Celebrating the Appearing of God in Christ This Epiphany devotional on 2 Timothy 1:10 reflects on how Jesus Christ has revealed God, God's plan of salvation and God's grace. In knowing Jesus, we learn about "attributes of God's character." Magnificent and Joyous Expectation A description of the liturgy, notes on contemporary context for the passage, and a biblical commentary on Luke 1:46-56 for a Third Sunday of Advent worship service in the African American Lectionary focused on joyous expectation. God's Promises of Deliverance Placing Psalm 91 within the context of Book IV, this commentary by J. Clinton McCann on Psalm 91:9-16 discusses the nature and extent of God's promises of deliverance to people who "fully entrust themselves to God." God as Loving Parent Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Hosea 11:1-11: one of the central messages is that the high and holy God is willing to bend down to feed and care for people as God's children. God's Enduring Love Preaching notes by Stan Mast on Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37: this Psalm is both an exaltation of "chesed" (God's enduring love) and an exposition of it. Included also are suggestions for sermon illustration.