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A quote illustrating Self-deception A short quote from "A Pretty Good Person" by Lewis B. Smedes about self-deception. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Lewis B. Smedes Self-esteem: Why? Why not? True self-esteem must lead "a person out of and not into self-enclosure" like secular culture would have it. This article offers critiques of such secular views of self-esteem, presenting a healthier, Christian alternative. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Cormac Burke Lord, Have Mercy A congregational prayer of confession framed by Romans 3:23 and 1 John 1:9. Sin deludes the way we measure happiness, success, and faith. Through Jesus Christ our Savior we are forgiven and set free from self-deception! Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst The Power of Self-Deception Dave Peterson's sermon starter on Matthew 7:21-23 reflects on Jesus' third warning near the end of the Sermon on the Mount: the warning against assuming one "has it made" to enter the kingdom of heaven. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson Self-delusions Our culture tells us to focus on oneself as the source all truth, while the apostle Paul tells us that fixating on self only makes us slaves to sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership Judgment This homily on Matthew 7:21-27 reminds us of the importance of knowing, and of being known. We are being warned against complacency and the danger of self-deception. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: Denis Geraghty O.P. Called to Be Servants Sermon starter for Matthew 20:20-28: If service to others is not an ordinary element of our daily lives as Christians, we can be sure that we have succumbed to self-deception or taken a wrong turn somewhere. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest | Author: Alex Yeung God's Devotion Produces Fruit This reflection by Jo Bailey Wells explores the dynamics of God's devotion to His people, and the human capacity for self-deception. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Jo Bailey Wells Being Your True Self A sermon on Mark 8:34-38 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. We needed a greater source of stability and identity than our own selves. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Unless You Change and Become Like a Little Child Children don't know how to be something that they are not. Childlike joy returns to us when we put aside all our games of self-promotion and self-deception and live in accord with God's deepest desire for... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Word on Fire | Author: Bishop Robert Barron Full Text Hymns on Self-Deception Come, Holy Ghost, my soul inspirePD
Ah! wretched, vile, ungrateful heart!PD
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The Penn State Scandal and Our Self-Deception This sermon illustration about self-deception, pride, and sin uses the story of a college coach scandal to demonstrate how often human beings will pridefully point out others' mistakes with shock while avoiding their own. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: David Brooks Lance Armstrong's Slide into Self-Deception Describing the discrepancy of Lance Armstrong's loud voice against doping yet being found of using performance enhancing drugs, this sermon illustration can be used to teach about integrity, character, honesty, hypocrisy, pride, and self-deception. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Telemarketer Hides Identity This sermon illustration about sin, shame, and self-deception uses the story of an identity thief disguised as a telemarketer to demonstrate that when we hide and avoid accountability, it means we are recognizing our own sin. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Craig Brian Larson A Warning for Self-Serving Leaders Ezekiel 34 challenges those who have been granted authority to make an honest inventory of our leadership. Ask the Lord to help you serve him and others faithfully. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts The Apostle (1997) The Apostle, directed by Robert Duvall, is a film that conveys the complex development of Sonny, a preacher that must confront his own pride and self-deception to truly be used by God. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Robert Duvall Have Your Eyes Fixed on the Head In this sermon on Matthew 6:24-34, David Edward Rocks describes both the difficulty and freedom of being a slave to God instead of mammon. God calls us to trust in God's provision rather than self-indulgent accumulation. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Torch | Author: David Edward Rocks O.P. God's Sovereign Creation and Care This commentary on Psalm 139 says that in any time, in any place where the faithful face wickedness, bloodshed, and deceit, the Psalm provides comforting assurance of God's sovereign creation of, and care for, each person. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Nancy deClaissé-Walford Join the Happy Hour In this sermon on Philippians 4:4-9, Arthur Landwehr discusses the notion of "happy hour." What makes it so happy? Landwehr suggests it has to do with the unencumbered self, which is only truly found in Christ. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr
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