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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 The Willardian Correction JR Rozko summarizes some of the ways Dallas Willard's theology offers corrections to evangelicalism. Rozko discusses the difference between faith and belief, the problems with gospels of sin management, and Willard's doctrine of God. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: JR Rozko 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. 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 God’s Loving Providence How can we understand the loving providence of God in the midst of suffering? Brent Withers explores this idea and provides his answer to this ever-present, difficult question. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brent Withers God's Providence In this essay, Peter Trahan wrestles with the problem of evil in light of God's providence. Evil exists, he argues, because preventing it would violate humanity's free will. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Peter Trahan 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 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Providence Great Is Thy FaithfulnessPD
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God's Providence In Life Reflecting on how God reaches Pilate through his wife's dream, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Matthew 27:19 demonstrates God's providence in attempting to help Pilate make a righteous judgment. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections | Author: George W Truett 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 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 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 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 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 God's Tender Providence In this audio sermon on Psalm 139 and Isaiah 66:10-13, Robert Barron discusses how God cares for us, even knowing the simplest details of our lives. We may have conflict; however, we are under God's providence. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Bishop Robert Barron
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