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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
Hypocrisy and Grace Only by the grace of God can we avoid hypocrisy, recognize our sin and misery, and live fully into our identity as children of God. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: Cornelius Plantinga Hearts Filled with Hypocrisy This devotional on Matthew 23:28 considers hypocrisy, suggesting that though we fail along the way, we must seek to walk along God’s paths. We want our words and deeds to match. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling The Scribes and Pharisees, their Hypocrisy and Vanity Jesus teaches his disciples about hypocrisy and vanity Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Henricus van den Leemputte God's Salvation and Warning Against Hypocrisy This resource reflects on God's rescue of God's people and how Christians should work out their salvation with integrity. It provides Scripture texts related to the theme along with various resources for worship. Resource type: Article Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar A Sermon Starter on Genuine Love These sermon starter notes by Kwasi Kena on Romans 12:9-21 focus on how new life in Christ displays genuine love. Paul urges Christians to love their enemies, to not seek vengeance, and to abandon hypocrisy. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Kwasi I. Kena All You Gotta Do Is Call. Maybe. In this Groundwork podcast by Scott Hoezee and Dave Bast, they explore the apparent contradiction in Romans 10:13 and Matthew 7:21. They unpack how one is speaking about the power of preaching, the other about hypocrisy. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee Rites and Mites This page contains a variety of resources for service and sermon planning on Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Mark 12:38-44, and Hebrews 9:24-28. Themes include hospitality, grace, atonement, spiritual hypocrisy and corruption, and generosity.   Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Discipleship Ministries Practice What You Preach We can learn a great deal about the humility and sacrificial service Christ desires of his followers by exploring his prickly condemnation of the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of his day. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Kris Lewis Masqueraders Anonymous In this sermon Deborah Fortel points out that Jesus' denunciation of the hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:1-12) shifts quickly to warning his own followers that true greatness means humble service. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Deborah Fortel The Worst Hypocrisy This short commentary is on why the hypocrisy of the Pharisees trying to use God to meet their ends is so bad. This is useful for Luke 6:46, Psalm 50:16, and Matthew 3:7. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Boykin Commentary on Mark 12:38-44 Mark 12:38-44, the story of the widow's offering, was more than a story about faithful giving. Rather, this was a story that exposed the religious leaders for their hypocrisy. And, it may just expose us all! Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Emerson Powery Full Text Hymns on Hypocrisy Hypocrisy exposedPD
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When Prayer Is Difficult In this excerpt from "Cries from the Heart," Johann Christoph Arnold reflects on the necessity of prayer and impediments to prayer, including busyness, pride, self-centeredness, hypocrisy, and guilt. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Plough Author: Johann Christoph Arnold Illuminating the Darkness: John 1 Time to time, we experience the darkness and hypocrisy of the church. Even when deeper, darker corners arise, Carol Howard Merritt encourages us to keep shining light. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Carol Howard Merritt Out of an Agony of Love This homily on Matthew 23:1-12 warns today's Church, and today's Christians, against the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. Be humble as Jesus was humble and let God do the exalting, not you. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: David Sanders O.P. Yes or No In this prayerful reflection on Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew Kaderabek urges readers to be honest and sincere in their dealings with others, eschewing any form of hypocrisy or deceit. Resource type: Devotional Source: ePriest Author: Matthew Kaderabek Looking Good A sermon starter on Matthew 23:1-12 by Scott Hoezee, who explores both biblical and contemporary examples of Pharisaical hypocrisy, which is concerned more with appearances than with the inner person Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott E. Hoezee Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees Shiao Chong unpacks Jesus' warning to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees as he points to ways in which we fall into the same patterns of hypocrisy as the Pharisees of Jesus' time. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Banner Author: Shiao Chong Hating the Duggars This article shares the author's deep self reflection as he contemplates distain for Duggar family, revels in their public fall, and realizes his own hypocrisy. Includes a prayer of forgiveness. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Day1 Author: Greg Garrett Shakespeare's Language Lessons Illustrating how the Christian jargon in William Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" is used to highlight the characters' hypocrisy, this article by Robert Erle Barham calls attention to how religious language is used in society. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Robert Erle Barham
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