Search ResultsGod's Call and Human Response This is a full worship planning resource on Exodus 3:1–15, Psalm 105, Romans 12:9–21 and Matthew 16:21–28. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Redeeming Women in the Grand Narrative of Scripture In light of the biblical narrative, patriarchy and androcentrism can no longer be seen as normative, but as regrettable conditions that God and God’s human agents are working to overcome. An in-depth article by Junia Pokrifka.... History of Hymns: “All Creatures of Our God and King” This offers background and commentary on the beloved hymn from Francis of Assisi (1182-1226): “All Creatures of Our God and King.” No God But God - Study Guide Although Christians and Muslims agree that God is One, they diverge widely on how that Oneness is expressed. This study guide leads a thoughtful discussion on the differences between Christianity and Islam. God’s “Of Course” Sara Koenig, in her commentary on Genesis 18:1-10, reflects on Abraham's hospitality toward God and what it teaches about God's grace that goes beyond the transactional. All of our 'ifs' are met with God's 'of course'. I Am About To Do a New Thing This article by Carol J Dempsey explores the power of God revealed to us in the prophets. A power that can "transform the whole of creation" which is prophesied and seen in Jesus. In God’s Name A book review, written by Amanda North, of the children's book In God's Name. North summarizes the book and notes its exploration of the different names for God, adding theological connections and "faith talk" questions. Exploring "Life Source One: God's Spoken Word" These mezzotint monotype prints by Carmen Maria Titus depict the creation story from Genesis 1:1-10. Heidi Salzwedel's supplementary article discusses how Titus' art emphasizes the importance of God's Word and order in creation. Reflecting God's Gift This commentary on Ephesians 4:1-16 focuses on the theological rationale for the behavior that is required of the church, suggesting that the unity of the church is a reflection of God's gift of reconciliation in Christ. Full Text Hymns on God's Oneness Just as I Am, Without One PleaPD
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See more hymns... Continuing God's Story: A Wedding Ceremony In everything, including marriage, we can see God's story appear. This wedding ceremony outline is a starting point for looking at how his story: creation, fall, redemption, and restoration occurs in the uniting of two people... God's Gift of the Law Focusing on Law, Kathryn M. Schifferdecker's commentary discusses the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:1-22) and the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). God presents all generations with the covenant Law as a gift for living life with God and others.... God's uniqueness and Faithful Presence This is an opening prayer inspired by Psalm 105:1-11 that focuses on God's uniqueness and faithful presence. God's Forgiveness Is Like a Gift Card An illustration by Mike Silva describing God's gift of forgiveness like a gift card, appropriate for Isaiah 63:7-9, 1 Corinthians 6:2, and Hebrews 3:7-8. God is One (of heart) We are continually challenged to refocus ourselves, to love God with everything instead of loving everything rather than God. This struggle is reflected as far back as Moses and his call to Israel in the Shema,... God: Of All, Over All, Through All and In All A devotional based on Paul's words from Ephesians 4. The application is to our entire lives, as we seek to live God's purposes everywhere.