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Providence in the Book of Ruth The narrator of Ruth knows how the story will end, whereas Naomi’s theological proclamations unfold in concert with her experiences; does hindsight change our understanding of God’s activity? Cameron Howard reflects on preaching Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Cameron B.R. Howard Providence and the Fine Tuning of the Universe Zechariah Ellis' article encourages incorporating scientific theories like the anthropic principle which denotes the surprisingly precise conditions that allow the universe and life to exist, in sermons about God's providence in creation (Genesis 1, Romans 8).... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Fuller Plpit | Author: Zachariah Ellis Happiness — A Thomistic Consideration (Part I) This Catholic article discusses happiness from the perspective of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae I-II, Q 1–5. (Part 1 of 2). Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Deacon Peter Trahan, MATh The Enriching Complementarity of Faith and Science This Catholic article argues for the complementarity of faith and science, cautioning that science and faith have different yet complementary domains and we must not be misappropriate one into the other for the sake of dialogue. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. Raphael Christianson, OP A Surprising Beatitude - Dashing the Little Ones upon the Rock This Catholic article applies Psalm 137:9 to the Church’s sex-abuse scandal, suggesting that we must dash the full range of our passions against the grace of the life-giving Rock. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Kevin M. Clarke A Sweet and Bitter Providence An album by the band The Joy Eternal which, as band members explain in a video, explores the reality of suffering in life and the possibility of finding hope in God's providence even in dark times. Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship Work, Calling, and God's Providence Join the conversation in this video as they discuss the relationship between our work and our calling and ultimately show us what this has to do with God’s providence for his world. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Faithful Obedience and God's Providence Waiting for God's timing is difficult, especially when it feels like everything is falling apart. In this podcast, Scott Hoezee and David Bast share the continuing saga of Ruth, a story which demonstrates God's providence. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Helping Providence Along Reflecting on the story of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible, Scott Hoezee offers a word on the role of human obedience and action within God's sovereign providence. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Scott Hoezee Patience a Spiritual Sign - Pope Francis and Tertullian on Patience This Catholic article considers the teach of Pope Francis and Tertullian on patience, suggesting patience as a spiritual sign of holiness. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. Brendan Lupton By Providence Franklin Graham Lands Safely This story about God's providence and perfect timing sheds light on Psalm 91. Just when it seemed Franklin Graham and his pilot would be lost in the dark, the lights came on. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Joe McKeever Chosen by Providence In this sermon illustration highlighting themes of calling, providence, and God's will, the circumstances behind how ... came to discover his individual calling demonstrates that providence directs believers towards God's plans for them ... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Dan Betzer Full Text Hymns on Providence Great Is Thy FaithfulnessPD
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Figuring Out Providence In this sermon illustration, a child's pondering of why ice cream doesn't have as many vitamins as spinach demonstrates that God's providence is beyond human understanding. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Vance Havner The Loving Hand of God’s Providence This devotional on Mark 10:2-16 focuses on God's loving providence, and submitting our lives to God guidance and care. The devotional includes personal prayers, commentary and application. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: Barry O’Toole Providence and Purpose Fred Gaiser's commentary on Isaiah 45:1-7 helps us navigate the tricky business of talking about God in the face of suffering. Suffering and human agency can be affirmed without losing sight of God's providence. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Fred Gaiser The Realities of Life In this sermon illustration, J. I. Packer argues that the reality of the world under God's providence is a constant combination of victory and disappointment, as one will never be completely free of the other. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: J I Packer The Providence of God and the Cross of Christ In this article Daniel Garland discusses how Jesus' crucifixion fits into the providence of God, drawing especially on Thomas Aquinas. In love Jesus freely accepted his mission of sacrificing himself for the salvation of humankind. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Daniel M. Garland, Jr. John Piper on the Providence of God In this sermon illustration on God's providence, John Piper says, "[God] is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John Piper Providence and the Conspiracy of Accidents Reflecting on John 10:11-18, Ron Rolheiser says that God does not cause bad things to happen, but God speaks through chance events, and it is important to read the "signs of the times" (Matthew 16:3). Resource type: Article | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Ron Rolheiser Providence, Preaching, and Pastoral Care - John Cooper and Scott Hoezee (sympos 07) In this session philosopher John Cooper presented key points in the theology and philosophy that undergirds our understanding of God's providential care in a world where terrible things happen all the time. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: John Cooper
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