Search ResultsGod’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'. 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. 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. 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. 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 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.... The heavens declare the glory of God Glenn Myers surveys the insights of many monastic writers about the revelation of God in nature. “The visible and temporal is a manifestation of the invisible and eternal” (Hildegard). Like and unlike God This article introduces Dionysius' understanding of God's infinite transcendence and how his concept of hierarchy that emphasizes the fundamental difference between God and creatures influenced other thinkers in church history. Listening to God Service and sermon planning notes Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 105:1–6, 23–26, 45c, Romans 12:9-21, and Matthew 16:21-28, focusing on the theme of God’s call and human response. 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. Abiding in God's Love Psalm 139, John 15, and 1 John 3 are bound together by the theme of agape love. When one abides in or dwells in God’s love, God is truly present. 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,... 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... Square Pegs and Round Holes, Seeking Oneness in God's Creation Angela L. Ying shares her thoughts on what it takes to genuinely love someone. We can love another person when we know who we are—beloved of God. Teaching the Old Testament: When God Seems Unjust Discussing criticisms lobbied against the Old Testament (e.g., ethical dilemmas, Marcionism, etc.), this article by Brent A. Strawn on God's goodness explores answers that Christians have given to explain God's wrath and violence in the Bible. God'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. Introduction to God Psalm 111 is an introduction to God. God's accomplishments are listed. God's attributes are lifted up. God's intentional relationality with creation is presented, and the permanence of God's presence is made clear. It's the perfect introduction. God's Perspective An illustration by John Ortberg showing God's perspective, appropriate for 2 Peter 3:8. God's Hidenness In moments of profound suffering God seems absent. The slaughter of the innocents is one of those times, when it seems that in the holy family's flight to Egypt God, in Jesus, runs away. 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.