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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 Last Judgement This 19th century painting by John Martin depicts the central event of the Book of Revelation in the Last Judgement. Resource type: Image | Source: tate.org.uk | Author: John Martin The Creation of Light This 19th century painting by George Richmond depicts the creation of light from Genesis 1:3. Resource type: Image | Source: tate.org.uk | Author: George Richmond Tame Your Tongue In this sermon on James 3:1-12, Magrey deVega presents and explains what it means to tame the tongue. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Magrey deVega Mother’'s Day On Mother’s Day, the African American Lectionary 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. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Donna M. Cox 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. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Emily R. Brink Who Jesus Really Is Commentary and sermon illustration for Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 by Doug Bratt. The book of Hebrews reminds us not just about what Jesus came to do, but also about just who he is. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Doug Bratt F-Bombs. Faith. Fit. In this funeral message for a close friend, Gregg Taylor shares how a challenging life ended in knowing what is to be loved and what it means to love. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Gregg Taylor Late-Night Church Rod Hugen tells about a shared worship experience with a homeless person and restaurant employee at a restaurant late at night. His story illustrates how faith reaches across socio-economic divisions. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The Banner | Author: Rodney J. Hugen Put Off... Put On... A list from Blue Letter Bible of 78 sins to "put off" along with corresponding virtues to "put on" - each accompanied by a scriptural prooftext. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: Blue Letter Bible 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Bill White Full Text Hymns on Profanity The God of Glory Sends His Summons ForthPD
Not the Malicious or ProfanePD
Laugh, Ye ProfanePD
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"Glory": Unbridled Commitment The soldiers in the movie "Glory" who remained on duty even under threat of execution, can illustrate full commitment in service to Christ, as in Ephesians 6:7 and Psalm 27:1-4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Staying on the Front Line A sermon illustration featuring a scene from the miniseries, Band of Brothers, about a division of Allied soldiers fighting in WWII. An injured soldier's decision to stay on the front line is critical to their victory.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today "First Knight": Living for Others Referencing the contrast between the Camelot's values and Lancelot's selfish and solitary lifestyle, this sermon illustration demonstrates the power of serving others and something greater than yourself. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Rainbows and Storms In this sermon outline, Arthur Landwehr uses Genesis 9:8-17 to compose a sermon about Noah's ark, the connection to baptism in 1 Peter 3:18-22, and the resulting connection to the baptism of Jesus in Mark 1:8-12. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Radical Thinking Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes use Jesus' statement of the demands of discipleship (Matthew 10:32-33, 37-39) as a springboard to discuss "the distinguishing marks of a Methodist." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr "A Beautiful Mind": Loving the Unlovable This movie scene from A Beautiful Mind captures the theme of loving the unlovable. Alicia Nash shows her commitment to love her husband despite his schizophrenia. A sermon illustration for 1 Corinthians 13 and Ephesians 5:1-2. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Toys in the Snow Scott Hoezee offers a moving reflection about how our desire for the perfect Christmas is at odds with the gritty realism of the nativity. Furthermore, suffering and pain only validate the daring plan of the incarnation.... Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Scott Hoezee No Small Fruits A reflection by Scott Hoezee on the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 that encourages us to "keep step with the Spirit", for those who do otherwise will sooner or later dehumanize and tear apart... Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Scott Hoezee
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