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Puplit Plagiarism Plagiarism compromises the integrity of the preacher. Lose offers encouragement to preachers who may be tempted to use someone else's words as their own. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: David J. Lose Five Tips for Discovering What to Do With Your Life Reflecting on Ephesians 2:10, this practical how-to encourages Christians to pay attention to compliments, recognize what causes frustration, find work that feels meaningful, assess skills that are already present, and take cues from peaks and valleys. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Chris Morton Begging, Borrowing, But Not Stealing This article explores the issues surrounding attribution, plagiarism, and borrowing ideas when crafting sermons. Resource type: Article | Source: The CRC Network | Author: James C. Dekker What Do Your Words Reveal? John Leax provides two different examples of the importance of being careful with words. The first is a story about plagiarism and the second about privileging kindness over laughs at key moments. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The High Calling | Author: John Leax Plagiarized Sermons? Dennis R. Edwards shares the pressure that pastors face preparing a sermon and how a sermon should be personal, telling our own story while studying the scriptures. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Dennis R. Edwards Self-Plagiarism In this article, Nathan Aaseng speaks to the issue of preachers who "recycle" sermons, saying that most of the time, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Nathan Aaseng History of Hymns: “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending” This offers background and commentary on the beloved hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788): “Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending.” Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: C. Michael Hawn What Is It and Why Does It Matter? Gender is the main topic of this essay which also defends the importance of marriage and gives insight into the nature of femininity. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Maria Fedoryka, PhD Roots James Schaap gives a moving, personal reflection on the "despicable theology of race and faith" with which American Christians of all stripes must reckon. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: James Schaap Things You Cannot Live Without: Forgiveness A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Hebrews 10:11-18. Landwehr reflection on the necessity of confession and forgiveness, grounded in the cross, as the means by which people take responsibility for wrongs and find healing. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr A President Forgives A sermon illustration about a United States president who calls a staffer into his office to forgive him. The staffer was caught committing multiple acts of plagiarism. Appropriate for Luke 6:37 and other scriptures on forgiveness.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Warren Cole Smith Reading the Beatitudes Like a Christian - Study Guide Study Guide / Adult Sunday School lesson about scripture and canon. Discussion questions and liturgical elements included. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Maintaining Your Virtual Integrity This article considers virtual integrity, encouraging us to maintaining a clear e-conscience where our Christian character applies also to our online activities and actions. This resource is well suited as a sermon illustration or sermon starter. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The High Calling | Author: Becky Garrison Cheaters at Harvard, the Moral Decline of Language, and Overcome Hate with Love: Illustrations for Preachers The stories here provide fodder for illustrations on the decline of integrity at elite schools, the paucity of virtuous language, and how one church used the power of the gospel to serve its opponents. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley History of Hymns: “He Lives” A history behind Alfred H. Ackley's beloved hymn "He Lives." Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: C. Michael Hawn Preaching with Authority In this article, Chris Croghan reminds us of the power of God’s Word. When God’s Word enters into the ears of God’s people, God actually establishes a new reality for the hearer. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Chris Croghan Content or Communion? Churches and denominational structures have often treated technology as a matter of choice, but with the broad availability of video or audio sermons and prayers, the issue has become one of theological import, not merely stylistic... Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Matthew Phillips Forgive Us Our Shortcuts Often in life it seems like the best way forward is sideways, through some shortcut or another. Yet God calls us to take the honest path, unused as it might seem, rather than proceed by deceit. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Nancy Lovell Worry Not Here is a design to remind us not to worry based on what Jesus said in Luke 12. It is based on Jesus' comments about the lilies and the ravens. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Dean R. Heetderks Truth and Love Top Internet Word Search A statistic of the top defined words on Yahoo!, appropriate for 1 John 4:10 and Psalm 25:4-5. 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