Search ResultsIngratitude: The Commonest Sin Explaining that "we never thank God sufficiently" for God's blessings, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Ephesians 5:20 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18 encourages listeners to practice gratitude toward God and others. Homilies - Conversion, Love, Forgiveness, Gratitude This set of four Catholic homilies focuses on conversion, the bond of love, forgiveness and unforgiveness, and gratitude and ingratitude. The Cost of Ingratitude Reflecting on 2 Timothy 3:1-5, Mark Roberts observes that if we are ungrateful, we deprive ourselves of the joy that comes from giving others joy via our thanks. A Good Word for Today Thomas Lane Butts shares a short devotional on the sin of ingratitude. He reminds us that we have much to be grateful for and says, "Thanks ... is still one of the very best words today!" It Is Right To Give Him Thanks and Praise In this sermon on Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 and John 6:24-35, Charles Dominique reflects on human ingratitude toward God's providence. We demand signs from God rather than cultivate gratitude for the life-giving Bread of Christ. The Unknown Ways of Love Even though we do not fully understand what God may be doing, it does not diminish his plans, and it should should not shake our confidence. Echoing Grace: Practices of Thankfulness Darrin Compagner's devotional on 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 discusses the importance of gratitude in the Christian community. "God’s actions and gifts through Christ and the Holy Spirit inspire and enable grateful living." Sharing the Freedom of God In this homily, Martin Ganeri reflects on the immense-ness of God's mercy and the foolishness that often sees humans failing to extend that same mercy to others, even after they've experienced it themselves. Confession: Work and service Christine Longhurst presents a responsive prayer of confession inspired by Colossians 3:23-25. It asks forgiveness for treating our work poorly: resentment, neglect, carelessness, wasted time, and forgetting that it is Christ we serve. Offering Grace to Others and Yourself Four homilies are presented in the theme of grace and abundance. It is not our task to correct others, it is our place to forgive. We do not need to be strong, but thankful while weak. Our Stunning Ingratitude "Everything's amazing right now, but nobody's happy." A comedy routine by Louis C. K. that lambastes contemporary ingratitude and illustrates 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Colossians 3:15-17 and Ephesians 5:20. Entitlement Mindset Produces Ingratitude This is an illustration by John Ortberg describing that entitlement breeds ingratitude. It is appropriate for Colossians 2:6-7, Jude 1:16, and Colossians 3:17. Full Text Hymns on Ingratitude How base the ingratitude of menPD
See more hymns... Comedian Reflects on Our Constant Ingratitude In this illustration, Mark Galli recounts a comedy routine by Louis C.K. parodying the nature of human ingratitude. Appropriate for Romans 1:21, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 100:4 and other similar texts. Renting a mom, Uber for breakups, and more Matthew Woodley records a variety of exciting sermon illustrations that come from news headlines and have topics ranging from ingratitude to sin and sanctification. Borrowing and Lending: Slaying the Debt Dragon A story about financial wisdom, paying off debt, living simply, and trusting God through the process. Grace and Reason According to St. Paul and St. Thomas This Catholic article uses Thomas Aquinas and the Apostle Paul to inform contemporary public debates about homosexuality, acknowledging the reality of sinfulness, the necessity of Christ, and the irrationality of debate that excludes God. The Spiritual Challenges of a Comfortable Life Scott Hoezee and David Bast reflect together on Moses’ warning in Deuteronomy 8 that we need to remember God’s provision and rely on him, even when we’re comfortable, secure, and prosperous. How to Lead People Who Complain Judi Mayne looks at Numbers 11:10-17 to reflect on the challenges of being a leader in difficult circumstances and encourages leaders to not bear the entire task alone. Christmas, Women and Friendship, Atheism and Apologetics Material from the news (Nov 2010) that can be used for sermon illustrations. Covers themes of humanity, sin, entitlement, apologetics, atheism, ingratitude, discontentment, forgiveness, apologetics, women, idolatry, Christmas, and Advent. How to Preach to a Death-Filled Age How should the Christian pulpit address a death-filled age? In this lecture, George Arthur Buttrick revisits the church's preaching on heaven and hell.