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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'. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Sara Koenig 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. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst 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. Resource type: Children's Sermon | Source: Storypath | Author: Amanda North 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. Resource type: Image | Source: ArtWay: Opening Eyes, Hearts, and Minds | Author: Heidi Salzwedel 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Susan Hylen 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... Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Reformed Worship Commentary on Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 describes God's covenantal faithfulness in spite of our willful and self-centered ways. His promise of life is centered on the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Paul S. Berge 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mike Silva Declaring God's Protection on a Religious Pilgrimage Identifying Psalm 121 as one of the "Songs of Ascent," Jerome Creach's commentary draws on the psalm's association with pilgrimage to discuss how God is portrayed as faithful, vigilant, secure and protective in a polytheist society. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Jerome Creach Full Text Hymns on God's Oneness Just as I Am, Without One PleaPD
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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,... Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve Robert E Webber's Legacy: Ancient Future Faith and Worship Ancient future worship is about rooting our worship in God's story, so we embody not our culture but God's mission. A feature story by Joan Huyser-Honig and Darrell Harris exploring "ancient future faith" and worship. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday In this article, Robert S. Harvey comments on Matthew 5:43-45 from the African American Lectionary and draws our attention to the transformative power of unyielding, unpretentious, and unbounded love—agape. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary A Questionable God Juxtaposing Moses' inquiry about God's name (Exodus 2:1-15) with Jesus' question to Peter on his identity (Matthew 16:21-28), William L. Hawkins ponders the value of being uncertain on matters of divine mystery. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: The Christian Century | Author: William L. Hawkins God Saves on Both Sides of the Cross Mitzi J. Smith's commentary on Acts 2:14, 22-32 witnesses to the power of the cross, just as Peter does, the power of God that saves even those building crosses and hammering the nails. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Mitzi J Smith Wanted: People Who Will Share Their God-Stories Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes on Philippians 1:21-27 encourage people to share stories of God's blessing in their lives, using the apostle Paul as a model. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Suffering from Cancer, Woman Trusts God's Goodness An illustration by Randy Alcorn describing the story of a woman who trusts God's goodness while suffering with cancer, appropriate for Micah 4:12, Matthew 6:26, and Matthew 5:45. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Randy Alcorn
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