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Sermons on Marriage, Fame, and more John Eckert preaches on marriage from Mark 10:2-16, on the rich young man from Mark 10:17-30, on fame from Mark 10:35-45 and on Bartimaeus from Mark 10:46-52. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John Eckert Jesus Had a Beard Recalling a pastoral conversation between a minister and an old member of the parish about Jesus and the appropriateness of growing a beard, this sermon illustration by Kenneth Carter demonstrates hardheartedness in leadership and intergenerational issues. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. Special Bible Readings from Thompson's Chain Reference The Thompson Chain-Reference system was devised by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in the early 1900s. This study resource is an index of special Bible readings from the Thompson's Chain-Reference. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: Blue Letter Bible The Family: Expanded Sacrament Describing the sacrament of marriage as a means of participating in divine love, this article by John McDermott discusses the manifestation of love through commitment, self-emptying, procreation and family. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: John McDermott The Church as a Company of Nomads This article by Barry Harvey examines how early Christians, steeped in apocalyptic imagination of post-exilic Judaism, saw themselves as a company of nomads. Today's Church should celebrate the same vision through worship and service. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Barry Harvey Refugee Children as the Rejected Christ-Child Explaining that Jesus is presented in the gospels as a marginal outsider to the world, this Christmas sermon by Ron Rolheiser on Luke 2:1-20 presents homeless refugee children as the Christ-Child today. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Ron Rolheiser Holy Week: Hear Our Prayer A congregational, pastoral prayer for Holy Week. Images of God's road and ours intertwine as we consider and pray for grateful hearts, helpful hands, and the grace to be Jesus' faithful companions. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst A Servant Spirit The sixth mediation of seven on the marks of the Holy Spirit on the lives of Christians according to English Puritan Christians. Mark six is generous humility and compassion - a servant spirit. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Dale J. Cooper Passing It On This prayer written by John van de Laar resolves to pass on God's life-giving ways instead of continuing in the world's harmful and damaging ways. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Within and Outside Our Gates Scott Hoezee discusses the imperative to welcome the stranger "within and outside our gates" as given in Leviticus 19:33-34 and how this imperative should inform our policy positions in the United States today. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Scott Hoezee 'Klan Whisperer' Dismantles White Supremacy through Conversation This sermon illustration for Proverbs 15:1, Matthew 5:44, or Luke 6:27-28 demonstrates how non-judgmental listening can break down walls, and relationships can soften hardheartedness between enemies. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Jelani Greenidge Perfectionism Gone Awry ... niggardliness; honesty, cruelty; self-respect, vainglory; knowledge, condescension; justice, heartlessness; temperance, aridity; chastity, barrenness ... " A quote suitable for ... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: F. Forrester Church It's Not About You! This resource from The High Calling explores the link between faith and work. As we grow in Christ, we become less wrapped up in ourselves and more invested in the work of God's kingdom. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Just Praise Christmas has come and now is gone. What do we do this post-Christmas Sunday? All that is left is praise, says Karoline Lewis in this article. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Karoline M. Lewis Destructive Generation: Second Thoughts about the Sixties One of the homeless shouted, ‘How can we do that? We don’t have a home!’ Connoisseurs of Berkeley had a classic moment to relish for years—the mayor ordering the homeless to go home. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: David Horowitz I Want to Feel Again "Here's the problem of cynicism. If we are calloused, we believe everyone is." Tod Bolsinger reflects on the importance of moving from callousness to compassion so that we don't end up wounding others. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Tod Bolsinger Our Need for Salvation in Life and Work Romans 1:18–32 teaches that when our relationship with God is broken, our relationships with other people also break down. We encounter these broken relationships in our work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Theology of Work Project | Author: John Lewis Sin Insulation Commenting on the repugnant sins of Biblical figures in Exodus 32:7-14, 2 Samuel 11, 12, Psalm 51:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10, Christine D. Pohl discusses the difficulty of self-identifying sins in one's life. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Christine D. Pohl Who We Are A reflection on Luke 10:25-37 challenging a religion that is obsessed with ritual obligations and blind to human suffering. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Patrick J. Willson
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