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Suffering as the Pathway to Future Unity This article argues that Jesus' death and resurrection, due to their being "on the axis" of the universe, allow for our present sorrow to be turned into joy and reconciliation through Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland The Lord’s Prayer, A Missional Reading: Hallowed Be Thy Name Nijay Gupta explains the background of "Hallowed Be Thy Name" in the Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9). God was concerned to restore the holiness of God's name which the Israelites had profaned among the nations (Ezekiel 36:17-27). Resource type: Devotional | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Nijay Gupta The King of the Jews This article, from the Gospel of Mark volume of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series, includes commentary on Mark 14-15. It discusses especially the theme of mockery, the centurion's confession, and Jesus' identity as king. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Ministry Matters Christ the Fool The story of Christ's mockery and disgrace as seen in Matthew 27 is a poignant reminder that Jesus not only bore our sin and sorrow but also our shame. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. expands this narrative with... Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Cornelius Plantinga Jr. Beating and Mockery Jesus is beat, scourged, and mocked by the Roman soldiers Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Andreas Osiander Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek”: A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Dennis Hamm Does Jesus Want Doormats for Disciples? “Turn the other cheek.” A puzzlement to most Christians, this saying has been an occasion of mockery on the part of the enemies of Christianity, as in “Why follow someone who teaches you to be a... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Dennis Hamm Not Ashamed of the Good News This devotional on Romans 1:16 suggests that that the power of God emboldens us to share the Gospel with others, to risk their rejection and mockery for the sake of God’s glory and their salvation. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark Roberts The Brutal Honesty of Ash Wednesday So often, we feel the need to maintain polished lives and churches. However, this reflection argues that Ash Wednesday is a time for Christians to be brutally honest with themselves, with each other, and with God.... Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Nurya Love Parish Jesus' Strange Company In this sermon outline, Arthur Landwehr preaches on the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11 by reflecting on the inability to be faultless and the reassurance of God's willingness to forgive. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Full Text Hymns on Mockery Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!PD
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Church Wars Faith in God is supposed to bring new life, peace, understanding, and healing to creation. So why does it so often seem to bring the opposite? Why does faith in God so often lead to division... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Nathan Aaseng The Triumph of the Eye Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide about women in the church. Liturgical elements and study/discussion questions included. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz The Paradox of Salvation Join the conversation in this video where our hosts Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee uncover the paradox of salvation and how the Servant of the Lord disrupts sin’s natural consequences to bring us new life. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Knowing Who You Are A sermon by Arthur Landwehr on John 8:1-11. Landwehr explores the costly forgiveness with which Jesus responds to our spiritual adultery. Jesus brings us grace, but it costs him the cross. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Freedom and Trial on Independence Day In addition to providing preaching advice for Independence Day, James C. Howell's commentary on Romans 6:12-13, Genesis 22, and Matthew 10:40-42 discusses our freedom to obey joyfully, Abraham's trial on whether he fears God, and Jesus'... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: James C. Howell Using Our Resources Mindfully John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Judges 4:1-7, Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18, Psalm 90:1-12, 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, and Matthew 25:14-30 to discuss our call to use our resources to further God's reign. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Real Peace in Our Time Reflecting on his youth in a conflicted North Ireland, Gareth Higgins encourages ordinary people to play a role in shaping political processes that reduce violence. He encourages negotiation and compromise for the common good. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Gareth Higgins The Calling of Samuel Eli's wicked sons exemplify the perils of inherited authority, a problem that still plagues institutions today. In 1 Samuel 1-3 God plans to replace Eli's sons with Samuel, who operates out of a calling, not entitlement.... Resource type: Article | Source: Theology of Work Project | Author: Jill Baker
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