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Answers Concerning the Charism of Healing This Catholic article address the misconceptions, concerns, and fears that many Catholics have about prayer for healing and about the charismatic dimension of the Christian life in general. Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Mary Healy Homilies - Spiritual Resolutions, Epiphany, Baptism, Mary and Community This set of four Catholic homilies focuses on Spiritual Resolutions, Epiphany, Baptism, Marian Catechesis, and the Community of Christianity. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. Bryce Sibley Guilt and The Shawshank Redemption An in-depth reflection for preachers on the spiritual themes in the Shawshank Redemption. We all prefer to think of ourselves as relatively good people; only by acknowledging the depth of our guilt can we be reborn. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Roy Anker Conscience - The Echo of God's Voice This Catholic article discuses the conscience, arguing it as a an echo of God's voice with which we dialogue with God. Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brent Withers Solving the Riddle of Comfortable Guilt "Why do we have comfortable guilt, and how can we change our habits to be rid of it?" Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Patricia Snell Herzog Shame and Guilt In her blog post, Carol Howard Merritt reflects on the difference between guilt and shame--and its implication on who we are. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Carol Howard Merritt The Noonday Devil This Catholic article considers three areas of temptations for priesthood (chastity, obedience, and faith), calling them the "Noon Day Devil" from Psalm 91:6. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. William P. Clark, OMI A Curious Creature: On Guilt In looking into the past, we can even surprise ourselves, discovering our faults and mistakes, so we must learn to face our guilt, but then to let it go. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Tripp Martin The Guilt Offering "Repentance by the sinner, not prosecution by the authorities, is the basis of the guilt offering." This commentary on explores how the text relates to faith and work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Theology of Work Project Grace in Icy Waters This pastoral commentary on Psalm 51 tends to sensitivities of conviction, shame, freedom, and guilt in the Psalm and the potential congregation. An "immersion in the icy waters of reality" and the depths of God's grace.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: A Plain Account | Author: Jesse Middendorf The Office of Guilt Administration Inspired by 1 John 1:9 and Romans 8:1, this skit highlights themes of sin, guilt, and grace by portraying a woman whose guilt makes her want to be told just how truly awful she is. Resource type: Drama | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: Bill Price Guilt Is a Warning An illustration about how natural gas was given an "odorant", in order for people to smell natural gas and prevent explosions. This is similar to how guilt can warn us of potential dangers. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Full Text Hymns on Guilt Bless the Lord, my Soul©
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Guilt-Ridden Murderer Turns to God A sermon illustration with a testimony from a man who committed murder about guilt and his need for God. His faith and God's presence help him to move forward from his feelings. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today A Guilty Conscience In this sermon illustration, a scene from the film "Roman Holiday" demonstrates that all humans, being made in the image of God, have a conscience that allows them to feel guilt after sin. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Unknown Awkward Invites: The Weatherman Guilt and shame might get some people to church...but it's probably not the best approach. Use this awkward video to help promote inviting your neighbors to church. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Skit Guys | Author: The Skit Guys Abortion Guilt Removed This sermon illustration for Psalm 103:12, Ephesians 3:12, or Isaiah 43:25 uses the testimony of a woman carrying enormous guilt and shame over an abortion to demonstrate the life-changing power of God's forgiveness through Christ. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Lee Strobel Religion Is on the Decline but Guilt Persists David Brooks points out that despite the decline of religion in modern life, guilt has not gone away - and many people have lost the sense that grace and forgiveness are available. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: David Brooks Mark Twain's Wrong View of Guilt Describing the interior guilt experienced by Mark Twain, Andrew Levy's sermon illustration describes the burden of living without believing in God's mercy. This illustration suits Proverbs 28:13, 1 John 5:4, 1 John 1:8-10, and other passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Andrew Levy Phantom Guilt An illustration by Paul Brand and Philip Yancey about how guilt can plague Christians, erecting barriers against the enveloping, loving grace of God. Appropriate for sermons on Proverbs 10:12; 1 John 3:19-20; etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Paul Brand Guilt, Grief, and Grace in Divorce A devotional reflection on Matthew 5:31-32 by Dave Peterson. The author explores the gravity of divorce but also the grace God offers the divorced and outlines spiritual steps for dealing with divorce. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson
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