Search ResultsThe 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). The Last Judgement This 19th century painting by John Martin depicts the central event of the Book of Revelation in the Last Judgement. Mother's Day This Mother’s Day resource encourages worshippers to celebrate women who have made a difference in their lives. This article is full of planning resources: responsive reading, prayer, music suggestions, and poems. The Creation of Light This 19th century painting by George Richmond depicts the creation of light from Genesis 1:3. How Will the Millennials Worship?: A Snapshot of the Very Near Future Robert Webber looks at the characteristics of three different generations: boomers, genX, and the millennials to try to understand what the millennials may look for in worship in the future. Hymn of the Month: Hymns for June, July, and August An article that explores three hymns, "Protect Me, God, I Trust in You,' Eat this Bread,' and 'Amazing Grace' offering background information as well as performance notes. Seeing With the Eyes of Faith: Evangelicals and the Film Arts Engagement with media and culture is important to Christianity, but how? Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) has proven an ineffective evangelistic tool, and Christian film is equally niche. What is the way for Christian media makers? The Parable of the Hostile Administrator Christopher Smith uses a story of a rude office administrator and 1 Peter 2:18 to reflect on doing one’s work to please God and not others no matter how humble the task. Tame Your Tongue In this sermon on James 3:1-12, Magrey deVega presents and explains what it means to tame the tongue. Time for Patience "Christian patience keeps us on the path towards an ever more perfect love, especially when obstacles threaten to knock us off this path, or anger and distractions make us forget where we are going." Profanity on the Rise The modern increase in the use of profanity can be used to illustrate Exodus 20:7, Colossians 3:8, Psalm 19:14, and similar passages. Friend's Grace Motivates Change A story of an unusual accountability partnership. To stop using profanity, Paul started meeting with William and putting $5 in the offering plate for each incident. When it wasn't working, William came up with another idea. Full Text Hymns on Profanity The God of Glory Sends His Summons ForthPD
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See more hymns... Leaving a Bad Impression Aware or not, what we say and how we behave make an impression on others. Difficult though it may be to act like Christ, it's far better to be less like ourselves and more like him.... "Bruce Almighty": Fear of Surrender A scene from the movie, Bruce Almighty. Bruce gets the opportunity to run the universe for a week. By the end of it, Bruce cries out, "God, I'm tired of being God!...I surrender to your will!" The Best Chef on Death Row, Self-righteous Social Justice Warriors, the Effects of War, and Lost in a Corn Maze Items here cover how a death row cook views his role, self-righteous social justice warriors, the suffering inflicted by war, miners adjusting to life after 69-days trapped underground, and getting lost in a corn maze. "Air Force One": A New Creation Describing a scene from a movie "Air Force One" where the presence of the President changes the name of the plane, this sermon illustration demonstrates how our identity is changed when Christ comes into our lives. Eight Men Out: Causing Others to Stumble An illustration from the movie Eight Men Out, describing the story of baseball players intentionally losing the World Series, appropriate for Genesis 3:1-6, Luke 4:1-13, and Matthew 18:7-9. Choosing Priorities In this sermon illustration for Luke 22:54-62, Matthew 26:69-75, or Revelation 12:11, a scene from the film "Rules of Engagement" demonstrates how loyalty to loved ones can twist our sense of justice into sin. "The Year of Living Dangerously": Journalist Ignores the Poor An illustration of two views regarding poverty and charity from an early Mel Gibson film. Appropriate for Deuteronomy 15:7-11, Matthew 19:16-21, 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, and James 2:5-7. "Pearl Harbor": Anxious to Matter An illustration from the film Pearl Harbor about a pilot's desire for his life to have meaning, appropriate for Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Timothy 2:3-4.