Search ResultsOmission 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. 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.... 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. 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. History of Hymns: “Depth of Mercy” This offers background and commentary on Charles Wesley's 1740 hymn, “Depth of Mercy.” 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. A Piece of Jesus' Mind This exegesis of Luke 7:36-50 explores how and why Jesus’ presence at Simon the Pharisee’s table brings peace to the sinful woman but turmoil to the judgmental Pharisees. Goodness Born of Sins of Omission, People are Happier for Attending Church, Television is a Super Peer, and Trendy Names Material here illustrate how goodness can lead to sins of omission, church attendance leads to happiness, notable quotables for thanksgiving, how television acts as a superpeer, and why choosing a trendy name might not be trendy.... 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. 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. Full Text Hymns on Sins of Omission O for a principle withinPD
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. History of Hymns: “For All The Saints” This offers background and commentary on the William Walsham How (1823-1897) hymn, “For All The Saints.” It is a commentary on the article in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Communion of Saints.” Getting a Grip on Gossip Joseph Hollcraft dissects the sin of gossip, considering things such as what counts as gossip, how to confront those with whom we’re upset rather than speaking ill of them, and how gossipers can address their sin. History of Hymns: “Come, thou Fount of Every Blessing” This offers background and commentary on the Robert Robinson (1735-1790) hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing." 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.... 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. 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.