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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
Justification and Missionary Preaching in a Post-Christian Age In this article, Lois Malcolm argues that the doctrine of justification has particular relevance for our time, especially as it enables us to become "missionary preachers." Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Lois Malcolm Justification, the Gift of the Indwelling Spirit Commenting on Romans 5:1-11, Reginald Fuller contrasts a Reformed view of justification ("external imputation of righteousness") with the Tridentine view (making one just), and mentions a possible resolution in terms of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website Author: Reginald H. Fuller Justification and the Christian Life Israel Kamudzandu comments that in Romans 6:12-23 Paul understands justification as a new walk with Christ as the work of grace in which resurrection power propels believers to live worthy lives. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Israel Kamudzandu Two Questions about Justification and Spiritual Direction Answered Brian Mullady answers two questions about Justification by faith alone and spiritual direction and confession. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Brian Mullady How the Reformation’s discovery of justification by faith also empowered women John Thompson writes about how the Reformation’s discovery of justification also empowered women. Protestant women were now regarded as possessing the same dignity as all Christians, equally called to prayer and ministry through their vocations Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: John L. Thompson Finding Justification In this homily on Luke 18:9-14, Robert Barron highlights an important truth revealed by the parable in the text: justification comes to those who focus their gaze and hunger on God - the source of salvation. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron The Bridge Illustration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone? This article posting points out some of the failing aspects of using the "bridge illustration." David Fitch contends that the bridge illustrations fails because it separates justification and sanctification and makes salvation a transaction deal. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch A Participatory Process of Justification Describing the basis for belonging to a covenant with God, this commentary on Galatians 2:15-21 discusses Paul's argument that we are justified through our participation in the crucifixion of Jesus. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: APA Admin Sanctity of Life, Justification by Faith, and Growth of Christianity This post is a series of sermon illustrations from news excerpts on athletic philanthropy, the sanctity of life with micropreemies, the disconnected world of social media, justification by faith, and the growth of Christianity. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley Silence: Self-Justification Stopper Given our propensity for endless verbal self-justification, silence is one of the deepest disciplines of the Spirit. One of the fruits of silence is the freedom to let God be our justifier. We don't need to... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Richard J. Foster Full Text Hymns on Justification My Hope Is Built on Nothing LessPD
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Psychologists Say Self-Justification Chokes Love Out Of Relationship This book quote is from "Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)" where psychologists claim that self-justification is at the root of ruined long term relationships. A preaching angle is that unrepentant sins destroy relationships. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Quoted in David Zahl An Unasked Question at Bible Study James Somerville explores Paul's letter to the Galatians and what it says to us now in his blog post. It is justification by faith that makes us members of God's family. Nothing more, nothing less. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: James C. Somerville God's Justice, Justification, and Forgiveness for his People Ben Garren gives his thoughts on Psalm 5:1-8; Luke 7:36-50, 8:1-3; and Galatians 2:15-21 focusing injustice, justification, and forgiveness. Resource type: Article Source: Sermons That Work Author: Ben Garren Justification by Faith This podcast on Galatians 1:13-17 and 2:11-21 finds that the message of grace is sometimes unsettling at first, putting the lie to our own illusion of self-sufficiency. (Length: 13:52) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Book Explores Our Pattern of Self-Justification Is self-justification more powerful and deceptive than an explicit lie? Psychologist Elliot Aronson and Sociologist Carol Travis help answer the question. Excerpt from "Mistakes Were Made (but not by me)." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Carol Travis Capital Punishment: The Question of Justification "Even if one is sympathetic to the claim that a murderer deserves to die, there are compelling reasons not to entrust the power to decide who shall die to the persons and procedures that constitute our... Resource type: Article Source: Religion Online Author: David A. Hoekema The Measure with which We Measure Article by Andrew Skotnicki on Retribution. Does retribution - the infliction by the state of punishment on someone found guilty in a judicial hearing for disobeying the law - have any place in a Christian ethic? Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Andrew Skotnicki This grace in which we stand This commentary on Romans 5:1-5 emphasizes that the Christian life is lived at peace with God, made possible by justification through faith in Christ. This peace means our soul's "health, happiness and well-being in God." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: APA Admin
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