Search ResultsMother'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. Resisting the Idolatry of the Age In this sermon on John 2:13-22, Katerina Whitley writes that we need Jesus’ courage to cleanse the temples of idolatry. We long for his kind of integrity that dares to call out the oppressors. The Loss and Recovery of the Sacred In this sermon on Hebrews 4:2-10, Arthur Landwehr laments the loss of the sacred in American public life. The sacred can only ever truly be recovered by trusting in Jesus Christ. 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. 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). Hallowed Be Your Name in the Workplace This article considers how frequently and flippantly God's name is used in our world, suggesting that we clearly represent our regard for the holiness of God’s name in our actions and in our words. 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. Tame Your Tongue In this sermon on James 3:1-12, Magrey deVega presents and explains what it means to tame the tongue. Behind the Locked Door In this sermon transcript, Arthur Landwehr uses John 20.1-29 to discuss one's inner life as a locked door and preaches on how God desires to meet one behind their locked door like Jesus with the disciples. God is love, and love wins Adam Thomas' sermon was preached on August 13, 2017, in response to the violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, VA. It addresses the use of gospel passages (John 8:31-47, 10:22-33) to justify hatred of Jews. 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. News that Illustrates: You're Not Special, Soccer is War, Fathers Needed, and Don't Swear in Public These stories curated from the news illustrate humility in an age of narcissism, the consequence of unresolved anger, God's gift of creativity, the need for fathers, an athlete's conversion, and one town's solution for public profanity.... Full Text Hymns on Profanity The God of Glory Sends His Summons ForthPD
Not the Malicious or ProfanePD
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See more hymns... 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. Film Critic Can no Longer Tolerate Violent Films "Film critic Rod Dreher was accustomed to viewing graphic violence, but he changed his mind and no longer wanted to see it. This new attitude can illustrate Exodus 20:13, Philippians 4:8, Ephesians 4:17, etc." "Air Force One" In this sermon illustration, a scene from the film "Air Force One," in which the President's presence changes the name of a plane demonstrates how our identity is changed when Christ comes into our lives. 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." 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. Who Jesus Really Is This sermon starter by Doug Bratt on Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 explores the ways both that God communicates with us and that we refuse to listen to God. Bratt concludes with a sermon illustration about the Eucharist. Beyond Physical Rest Ed Gungor reflects on the disciplines of rest, silence, and Sabbath and emphasizes the importance of self-care. Praying for Those Who Hurt Us Loving our enemies is not easy. Nor is it easy to bless them or to pray for them. But this is the way of Jesus. A devotional on Luke 6:28 by Mark D. Roberts.