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.
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.
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.
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
A Blessing in the Ashes
Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands....
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.
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?
Humility and Faith: Foundation and Cathedral
The Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30 is an example of humility and faith. With such a firm foundation to build on, Jesus draws out of her an even greater faith.
Frederick Buechner offers an illustration of humility in response to Jesus' parable in Luke 14:7-11.
This commentary on Philippians 2:1-13 explores the passage in its context and in conversation with other texts. We see Jesus revealed as more than an example, and true humility as more than a pattern to follow....
Humility Leading to Unity
What is this power that changes humans so they can live in harmony? Christian Eberhart's commentary on Philippians 2:1-13 points out how Jesus' humility leads us, too, to humility and unity, while also cautioning forceful requirement...
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.
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.
Humility is a Weapon
This reflection on Luke 9:51-56 is a reminder of the real fight waged during Jesus ministry and how through humility and sacrifice it was won.
Humility and Humiliation
In this homily on Luke 17:7-10, Peter Hunter preaches on the difference between humiliation and humility, and how recognizing God's love shown in his Son gives us true humility and the freedom of being his children.
Through the work of Christ, the word "humility" has changed from an insult into a virtue. In this article, John R. Gunn discusses how we learn true humility by walking with God.
A Humility of Spirit
This article says that, as Christians, we are called and commanded to exhibit virtues like patience, kindness, and humility ESPECIALLY in times of great tension and division.
Humility, Queen of the Virtues
Drawing attention toward human inclinations toward self-centeredness, this audio sermon by Robert Barron on Sirach 3:17-29 and Luke 14:1-14 focuses on humility as the foundation of Christian spirituality. Everything we have is a gift from God.
Joseph and the Epic Battle of Humility over Pride in Spiritual Direction
Commenting on Genesis 37:2-9, 28-35, 39:11-14, 45:3-12, William Dillard relates the journey of Joseph from pride to humility, to the ladder of humility in the "Rule of St. Benedict."