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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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Jerome Creach
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian 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. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
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.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
Humility 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: James Butler 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? Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: ePriest Humility Frederick Buechner offers an illustration of humility in response to Jesus' parable in Luke 14:7-11. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Humility's Form 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.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Troy Troftgruben 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... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Christian A Eberhart Full Text Hymns on Humility HumilityPD
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Humility 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Author: Silas Henderson 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: ePriest Author: Unknown 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Peter Hunter Humility 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. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: John R. Gunn 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. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Jennifer Vander Molen 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. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Bishop Robert Barron 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." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: William Dillard
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