Search ResultsScorning Meekness Inspired by Mary Stewart VanLeeuwen's observation that character traits offered in Matthew 5:1-12 and Galatians 5:22-26 are scorned by some Christians as soft, this article by Scott Hoezee questions the quality of discipleship in the Church.... “I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned”: What Is Your Story? This sermon by Larry D. Pickens draws from Matthew 16:13-20 and a Negro Spiritual, challenging hearers not to "play small" but to step into God's great plans for us, embracing our identity as children of God. A Despised Occupation Piers Linley unpacks John's use of shepherd imagery (10:1-10), pointing to both its royal connotations and its first-century association with outlaws and lowlifes. Jesus receives the scorn, and eventually becomes the king, all for us sheep! My Apologies to Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, and Mom Bruce Reyes-Chow's blog offers a public apology for directing scorn and ridicule toward public figures; he maintains that all people, as God's children, deserve to be treated with dignity. Water Cooler Cool In this audio presentation Howard Butt, Jr., speaks of the destructive nature of gossip and scorn, as opposed to helpful feedback (Proverbs 11:9). Don't Knock This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded in 1960-1969 by Vee-Jay Records, with the songs "Don't Knock" and "I've Been Scorned." Life and Religion Are One George MacDonald had an exceptional gift to present the gospel in a fresh and relevant way. This biography captures his childhood, his education at King’s College, his writing career and his poverty and suffering. Richard Baxter and the English Puritans This resource offers eight stories about the Puritans covering a wide range of topics including their view of the name Puritan, art, marriage, Christmas, faith, Sabbath, worship, and daily living. What Language Shall I Borrow? An article by Jennifer Woodruff Tait that examines the music of Bach, Paul Gerhardt, and Johann Heermann, music that becomes the suffering believer's voice, expressing both anguish and redemption. To the Thoughtless In this sermon on Isaiah 1:3, Charles Spurgeon talks about humanity's inconsiderateness toward God, which cannot be cured until the Spirit of the living God comes and teaches true wisdom. Sin of Scorn In this article on Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, Roberta Bondi reflects on the sin of bragging and scorn. Humiliation and Hesed Psalm 32, as this commentary explains, inspired the gospel writer's rendering of Jesus' passion, and inspires all servants who lament and seek God as a loving refuge in the face of scorn. Full Text Hymns on Scorn Romans 2:4-8: Ungrateful sinners! whence this scornPD
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See more hymns... Midrash: The Last Laugh Midrash, in Judaism, is a commentary on the ancient Hebrew text by the rabbis. This midrash gives us a fresh perspective on the shameful scorn that Mary may have endured during her pregnancy. The despised class In this piece about lepers and leprosy, the editors of Christian History Magazine inform us that as with biblical leprosy, medieval lepers were completely segregated from and despised by the rest of society. God Approaches This sermon starter on Genesis 28 points out that Jacob, the manipulator, tries to manipulate God, but that God in his grace comes to Jacob and chooses him to be part of his covenant anyway. Quitting Ain't An Option! Leslie Holmes reminds us that God's love is persistent and that God will never give up on us even if we give up on God. A sermon on Luke 15:8-10. Commentary on Psalm 31:9-16 Simone Weil’s description of the social degradation of affliction reflects with devastating precision the experience of the speaker in Psalm 31:9-16. Often, acute suffering is, in the eyes of human beings, criminal. Prescription for Health Regimen Sanitatis Salernitatum drew from Islamic and classical Greek medical knowledge preserved for centuries at a Benedictine monastery. This resource quotes three advice given on food and drink, exercise, and cleanliness from their document. The (Bethel) Way of the Cross This iteration of the Way of the Cross devotional act has been designed to help the people of God — through Scripture, prayer, and reflection — relive the experience of suffering and sacrifice that our Lord. Prevenient Courage In this video and transcript, author, Marilynne Robinson, says that mainline churches remain radical institutions at their core but lost their courage after the Civil War. What people need today is truthfulness, dignity, and aesthetic quality....