Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
Guilt, Indulgence, Blessing
In a question-answer format, this article responds to common queries in Catholic theology. The responses address three topics: guilt, plenary indulgence, and apostolic blessing.
An article reflecting on how the spiritual themes of goodness, self-denial, the acknowledgement of guilt, and hypocrisy are explored in the film "The Shawshank Redemption."
What Can Be Done About the Overwhelming Burden of “Macro-Guilt”?
Noah Stepro suggests that one way to reduce the burden of macro guilt (felt responsibility for all the tragedies of the world) is to focus on working for justice and showing mercy in one's own neighborhood.
Solving the Riddle of Comfortable Guilt
Article on giving by Patricia Snell Herzog. Most of us admit that our giving behavior does not match our personal or our religion’s ideal of what it should be. Why do we have this comfortable guilt?
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.
A Curious Creature: On Guilt
A short essay 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.
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.
A Lasting Sense of Guilt
An anecdote of how George H.W. Bush once uncharacteristically used a racial slur, and it haunted him his whole life.
Solving the Riddle of Comfortable Guilt - Study Guide
Study guide for a lesson about generosity. Most of us admit that our giving behavior does not match our personal or our religion’s ideal of what it should be. Liturgical elements and discussion questions included.
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.
Guilt Trip in a Sermon?
Oscar Handlin offers an illustration about a sermon that placed guilt on the congregation and the point was missed by a congregant. The sermon illustration is appropriate for Leviticus 10:10-11, Isaiah 57:14, and Malachi 2:7.
Full Text Hymns on Guilt
Laden with guilt, and full of fearsPD
Bless the Lord, my Soul©
My faith looks up to TheePD
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Torment of Guilt
Bonne Steffen tells the story of a rich woman who was tormented by guilt, appropriate for Hebrews 10:1-4.
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.
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.
In this video, Scott Cairns reflects on the problem of guilt in human life, offering us his own Eastern Christian notions of acquired, rather than inherited, guilt. (Length: 07:00)
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.
Covered Sins - Psalm 32 - sermon notes
This sermon note explores how Psalm 32 is a well-known Psalm for its pointed expression of the experience of guilt, its humble confession, and its joyful expression of peace that comes through being pardoned.
Get What You’re Worth Without Guilt
Stewardship extends to the proper valuation of our services in pursuit of building a career.
Making Money: Why the Guilt?
This article talks about making money, suggesting that If we’re fairly compensated for what we do, and that compensation makes us wealthy, we should give the glory to God and give back to others.