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Scorning Meekness Article by Scott Hoezee https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/09/27/scorning-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.... Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Scott Hoezee

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“I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned”: What Is Your Story? Sermon (Complete) by Larry D Pickens https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/ive-been-buked-and-ive-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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Larry D Pickens

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A Despised Occupation Sermon (Complete) by Piers Linley http://torch.op.org/torch/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! Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Piers Linley

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Pietism and its Formidable Critics Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/pietist-archives-formidable-critics Pietism has had its severe critics right from its beginnings and continuously through its history. In addition to the scorn of the world, Pietism has drawn the ire of church leaders, evangelicals, Catholics and Protestants alike. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Water Cooler Cool Audio/Video by Howard Butt https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/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). Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The High Calling Author: Howard Butt

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My Apologies to Justin Bieber, Sarah Palin, and Mom Article by Bruce Reyes-Chow http://day1.org/2750-the_rev_bruce_reyeschow_my_apologies_to_justin_bieber_sarah_palin_etc 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. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Bruce Reyes-Chow

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Don't Knock Song/Hymn by Vee-Jay Records http://cdm17178.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/fa-gospel/id/24287 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." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Author: Vee-Jay Records

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Coming Soon: 'The King' Sermon (Complete) by Euan Marley O.P. http://torch.op.org/torch/coming-soon-the-king Luke 23:35-43 has Jesus mocked and scorned with others trying to deny his kingship. But the kingship of Christ doesn't rely on the acknowledgement of humans - his rule is his by nature. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Euan Marley O.P.

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Humiliation and Hesed Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Throntveit https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1603 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Mark Throntveit

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Midrash: The Last Laugh Drama by Sherrie Dobbs Johnson https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/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. Resource type: Drama Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Sherrie Dobbs Johnson

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Sin of Scorn Article by Roberta Bondi https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2004-10/sin-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. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Century Author: Roberta Bondi

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Sermon Quotes on Christmas Sermon Illustration by Augustine of Hippo https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-christmas/ Quotes for sermons with Christmas themes from Augustine, T.S.Eliot, J.I. Packer, and more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Augustine of Hippo

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Full Text Hymns on Scorn Romans 2:4-8: Ungrateful sinners! whence this scornPD
Blest Lord, behold the guilty scornPD
While thousands scorn the Savior'sPD
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Sermon Illustrations on Self-Awareness Sermon Illustration by Terry Linhart https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-self-awareness/ We all have blind spots, personality traits or quirks that we do not see clearly. These illustrations help us recognize the value of reflection to gain self awareness. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Terry Linhart

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Ecce Homo Article by Xavier Le Pichon https://onbeing.org/blog/xavier-le-pichon-ecce-homo-behold-humanity/ In this essay, Le Pichon explores some of the anthropological and historical observations he's made, reflecting on how humankind's unique ability to act with intentional morality is evidence of being made in God's image. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Xavier Le Pichon

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Wycliffe Causes Controversy Over Eucharist Article by John Wycliffe https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/archives-controversy-over-eucharist Although Wycliffe questioned many practices of the church of his day, his most controversial position was on transubstantiation. This is a collection of John Wycliffe’s comments on the Eucharist, preaching, absolution, indulgences, confessionals and faith. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John Wycliffe

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To the Thoughtless Sermon (Complete) by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: The Spurgeon Center Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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For the Sake of the Gospel Sermon Illustration by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5b/?type=lectionary_epistle Stan Mast, in this sermon starter on 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, examines Paul's practice of not accepting pay for preaching the Gospel and looks at what it means to win people to Christ. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stan Mast

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Dorothy in Love Article by Robert Ellsberg https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2010/11/15/dorothy-love-new-letters-reveal-frank-sexuality-possible-saint Generally speaking, there is not much to say about the sex lives of the saints. New letters reveal the frank sexuality of Dorothy Day and the love that she sacrificed for the sake of her faith. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Robert Ellsberg

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Sermon Illustrations on Mercy Sermon Illustration by Henri Nouwen https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-mercy/ This collection of sermon illustrations offers examples of mercy from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," the life of Francis of Assisi, a phrase from Al Capone's tombstone, and many more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Henri Nouwen

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Pope Francis: An abortion is like hiring a hit man to “fix a problem” Article by Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/10/10/pope-francis-abortion-hiring-hit-man-fix-problem In a recent statement, Pope Francis compared abortion to hiring a hit man. "Is it right to hire a hit man to solve a problem? No," he said, "It's not right to take out a human." Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service

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