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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
The Bridge Illustration: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone? 2 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 How Not to Make Justice into a Program The second post in a series about how to "not make justice into a program at your local church." It addresses the issue of separation between personal and social salvation and its two, main theological underpinnings. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch 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 Justification and Missionary Preaching in a Post-Christian Age Lois Malcolm asserts 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 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 Confessing “Stay At Home Colonialism” and Recommitting to #TrulyHuman This article explores the human tendency for a posture of colonization while arguing that we must reject this tendency in favor of a posture of humility. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Scott Emery Full Text Hymns on Justification My Hope Is Built on Nothing LessPD
Rock of Ages, Cleft for MePD
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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 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 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 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 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 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Carol Travis Justification as Right-wising In this short video, Arland Hultgren talks about justification, a word used often by Paul in books like Romans and Galatians, how it is related to righteousness, and what it means for our relationship to God. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Enter the Bible | Author: Arland Hultgren 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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