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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 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 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 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 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 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 From Guilt to Entitlement This article suggests that the secular world doesn't know Jesus. But we do. He continues to reveal God to us, so we can reveal God to the world. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dan Roloff 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dena Dyer 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. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Jon Meacham Questions Answered 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brian Mullady 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 Full Text Hymns on Guilt Bless the Lord, my Soul©
Laden with guilt, and full of fearsPD
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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 Torment of Guilt Bonne Steffen tells the story of a rich woman who was tormented by guilt, appropriate for Hebrews 10:1-4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Bonne Steffen Study Links Washing Hands to Guilt Revealing a study showing a tendency of people washing their hands and having a guilty conscience, this is also known as the Macbeth Effect. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Study Explores How We Deal with Guilt This sermon illustration by Jerry De Luca explores a psychological study that reveals how people often try to atone for guilt through pain, but reminds Christians that only Christ can effectively remove guilt. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Jerry DeLuca Acquired Guilt Scott Cairns reflects on the problem of guilt in human life, offering us his own Eastern Christian notions of acquired, rather than inherited, guilt. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Scott Cairns Guilt-Ridden Murderer Turns to God An illustration published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Romans 8:2, Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 59:3, and 5 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Who Will Set Me Free? When you fail, don’t wallow in guilt. Rather, turn to Christ, who will forgive, restore, and empower you to live for him. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Salvation by Malarky Inspired by the show "Louie," this article by Jessica Bratt considers our participation in the suffering and death of Christ and our attempts to recover from our resulting guilt and shame by denying the resurrection. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Jessica Bratt
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