Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Hymn: Great God, The Power, The Force Behind Creation
This hymn was composed in 2007, and is appropriate for any time that uses themes of social justice, prejudice, war and peace, hatred, and Christ the King. It is set to the tune, INTERCESSOR.
Hate is Stupid Folly
John Gunn reflects on 1 John 3:15: "Of all the dark passions that smite the human soul, hate is the darkest."
Hate the sin of homosexuality or assume truth?
This article by Christy Thomas answers a reader's question about a nuanced way to look at the issue of homosexuality that goes beyond the adage "loves the sinner, but hates the sin."
Hate Your Mother and Father
In this audio sermon by Robert Barron on Luke 14:26, Jesus tells us to hate family but he is not demonstrating a disturbing misanthropy. Rather, he is telling us not to treat those around us as...
Hate: The ultimate consuming passion
Frederick Buechner's quote says that hate is "the ultimate consuming passion" in that those who hate are "drained and diminished by it" rather than being enriched.
What does calling mean if you hate your job?
Our cultures place enormous importance on finding the perfect job, but what if God has called you to your job and you still hate it? A sermon by Will Messenger.
Choosing Freedom from Our Stories Despite “The Hate U Give”
In this article, Natasha Robinson explores themes of racism, reconciliation, and identity by using the film "The Hate U Give" as an example of how oppression and hatred can only feed into the cycles of themselves.
Love and Hate According to Martin Luther King Jr.
This article is about a sermon from Martin Luther King Jr. giving three reasons not to hate. The three are, hate multiplies hate, hate distorts personality, and lastly because of love's redemptive power.
Love the World, Hate the World
In this Groundwork podcast by Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee, they question what the John 3:16 and 1 John 2:15 have to say about the proper Christian attitude toward the world: love or hate?
Christianity’s First Hate Crime
... narrative (Matthew 26-27) constitutes Christianity's "first hate crime" against the Jews, this reflection encourages Christians ... expressed in Philippians 2:1-11 instead of hatred and violence.
Is Jesus Really Calling Us to Hate Our Family?
This sermon starter on Luke 14:25-33 unpacks the nuance of the word, “hate,” and turns our attention to the higher calling we have as citizens of God’s kingdom.
Who Do We Get to Hate?
Contrasting David's expression of hate (Psalm 139:21-22) with Jesus' command to love our enemies (Luke 6:35), this article by Derek Vreeland discusses how to pray the psalms Christologically by exchanging hate for love in God's presence.
Is It Always Wrong to Hate?
Mark D. Roberts reflects on the challenges presented by Psalm 97:10, which commands the hatred of evil. However, we must restrain our natural instinct to move from hating evil to hating the people who do it.
Hate Replaced by Faith
In this sermon illustration for Romans 5:5-8 or 1 John 3:10-17, a scene from the film "The Count of Monte Cristo" demonstrates that a relationship with God requires letting go of past sin and hatred.
Packers, Cowboys, and the Power of Hate
Evil is powerful. Sin is powerful. Hatred is powerful. In this article, Nathan Aaseng reminds us that since God rules all, ultimately his love is the only thing that will lead to success.
I Hate Roland Roberts
Martina Selway's picture book for ages 5-12 is written in the form of letters from Rosie to her Granddad. They describe Rosie's relationship with Roland beginning with hate and developing into friendship.
God Hates Oppression
This sermon starter on Judges 4:1-7 reminds us that God hates oppression, suggesting that God often uses people to dismiss unjust systems, and sometimes through violence. It also offers a suggested story about JFK to illustrate....
Do The Right Thing: Love And Hate
This take on the conflict between love and hate from the movie "Do The Right Thing" can be used in discussions of human nature, sin, internal conflict, etc
Searching For Bobby Fischer: Hate Your Opponent
A clip from Searching for Bobby Fischer, starring Ben Kingsley. Young Josh is told that in order to become a great chess player, he must develop contempt and hate for his opponent.