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Omission and Commission In her blog post, Helen Luhrs reflects on a prayer her father used to pray, a confession for sins of omission and commission. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The Twelve Author: Helen Luhrs The Duties of a Bystander A quote from Newsweek Magazine article entitled "The Duties of a Bystander" that explores the nature of sins of omission. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Arick Press Leave Nothing Undone Which God Has Commanded Extolling Joshua's faithfulness, this audio sermon by George W. Truett on Joshua 11:15 both discusses the sin of omission and encourages listeners to stop neglecting their duty to home, country, and the church. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett A Confession of Sin and an Assurance that Quenches Our Thirst This resource contains both Renee C. Jackson's confession based on Exodus 17:1-17, John 4 that repents for our pride and sins of omission and Jackson's assurance inspired by Romans 5, John 4 that requests living water. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Renee C Jackson The Public Consequences of Personal Sin A recording of a sermon on 2 Samuel 24. Through the story of king David's choice to take a census, it addresses the nature of our sin and, specifically, the public consequences of seemingly private actions.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: Harold A Bosley The Meaning of Human Life in God's Creation Sermon starter and illustration for Psalm 19's profound poetic meditation on the meaning of human life in God’s creation, which is divided into meditations on creation, the Torah, and the sinful reality of human life. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Leonard J. Vander Zee Heroic Rite of Passage for Boys Acknowledging the differences in how young men and young women approach worship activities, Jessica Miller Kelley's article explores how one church has developed gender-divided "rites of passage" for imparting mature Christian values to its children members. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jessica Miller Kelley Our Lady of Good Help, the New Evangelization, and the Priest Fr. Frederick Miller reflects on the significance of the Mariophany of Champion, particularly with regards to the present and on-going sexual abuse scandals of the Catholic Church, and how it might change modern practices. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Fr. Frederick L. Miller, STD The Sacred Work of an Honest Apology Discussing the importance of apologizing for past mistakes, this devotional on Matthew 6:12 discusses our need to seek forgiveness for racism from God and from people we have wronged. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Goodness Born of Sins of Omission, People are Happier for Attending Church, and Television is a Super Peer Highlighting themes of goodness, sin by omission, happiness, church attendance, thanksgiving and identity, this is a collection of sermon illustrations made from news stories about how television acts as a super-peer, choosing trendy names, and more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley Karl Menninger on Sin of Omission An illustration by Karl Menninger discusses not just committing a sin but the sin of omission, appropriate for Mark 4:22. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Karl Menninger Full Text Hymns on Sins of Omission O for a principle withinPD
Responding to the Firm Grip of Evil Explaining that God inflicted terrible plagues on the Egyptians because of the "stubbornness of evil," Stan Mast's commentary on Psalm 105 asserts Moses's mediating work to free God's people from misery prefigures Christ's redemptive work. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stan Mast The Sapiential Character of Sacramental Reconciliation An article about from where wisdom comes. Wisdom is not merely a final product of confession, but is diffused throughout the whole of sacramental reconciliation. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Richard L. Schamber Redeeming Women in the Grand Narrative of Scripture In light of the biblical narrative, patriarchy and androcentrism can no longer be seen as normative, but as regrettable conditions that God and God’s human agents are working to overcome. An in-depth article by Junia Pokrifka.... Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Junia Pokrifka The Presence of God in the Weakness of Death Critically reviewing Hebrews 10:16-25, Erik Heen's commentary discusses the identification of Jesus with Melchizedek, the nature of sin as unbelief in God's goodness, Jesus' faithfulness, and how God saves us from death through resurrection. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Erik Heen History of Hymns: “Depth of Mercy” This offers background and commentary on Charles Wesley's 1740 hymn, “Depth of Mercy.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Ronnie Wilson A Pouring Confession This responsive prayer of confession symbolically portrays the forgiveness of our sins by employing a ritual that involves water poured from containers. The prayer focuses on our sins of omission and quotes Zephaniah 3:15 as assurance. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Gaining Wisdom from the Seven Deadly Sins Defining "sloth" from the "Seven Deadly Sins" as "the willful omission . . . for doing what is right," this article by Christopher Hunt explores how common complacency is part of our depraved human nature. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Christopher Hunt Confessing Our Shameful Witness Moira Laidlaw's confession litany for Transfiguration Sunday includes a prayer inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-9 and Luke 9:28-36 that confesses our sins of omission and an assurance of forgiveness based on 2 Corinthians 4:6. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Moira Laidlaw
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