The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
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.
Coming in Humility
A responsive litany and music suggestions centered around humility and penitence for a Holy Communion worship service in the African American Lectionary.
On Living Humility
Reflecting on the humility of God shown through Jesus' incarnation, Scott Hoezee's sermon starter on Philippians 2:1-13 describes the characteristics of both humility and pride. Hoezee concludes with a sermon illustration that describes a humble rabbi.
Humility and Christian Leadership
Two excerpts from a video interview with Robert Nordling. He talks about humility as a key to Christian leadership and formation and the importance of humility and authenticity in resolving church music and worship disagreements.
Humility to Serve
Silas Henderson offers a reflection on Luke 18:9-14 and explains what it means to be humble. In preparation for World Mission Sunday, he also emphasizes the importance of humility in evangelism.
A Satisfactory Humility
In this sermon, Robert Holmes draws some lessons from Luke 18:9-14 on how Jesus modeled and taught humility.
Humility and Humiliation
A sermon on Mark 1:40-45 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. What does it mean to be outcast? With humility, Jesus touched the "untouchable" outcasts of society. How shall we do likewise?
Full Text Hymns on Humility
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What is true humility? Frederick Buechner shares the true meaning of humility which doesn't consist of thinking ill of yourself but of not thinking of yourself much differently from the way you think of anyone.
Madonna of Humility
This 15th century painting by the Netherlandish artist after Robert Campin depicts the Madonna of Humility.
What does it mean to be humble? A sermon illustration by Cornel West on the topic of humility.
Extreme Virtues - Study Guide
Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide about how disciples of Jesus are called to justice, steadfast love, and humility. Liturgical elements and discussion questions are included.
Frederick Buechner offers an illustration of humility in response to Jesus' parable in Luke 14:7-11.
James Butler preaches on humility in Philippians 2:1-13. He notes first that humility is not an attitude but an action, and second, that humility is a debasement, a taking up of one's cross.
Silence, Humility and the Enemy
Jean Vanier on Taize, and silence and humility in community. The rhythm of singing and listening, praying and listening creates the necessary space and time for God to speak to our hearts.