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Silence and Solitude The spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude have a long history in the Christian tradition. By studying biblical examples from Mark 1:35-39 and 1 Kings 19:11-13, this podcast delves into these disciplines. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Scott Hoezee Our Need for Solitude Mark Roberts says that we are made for community, but sometimes we need solitude, as exemplified by Jesus in Luke 6:12-16. Being away from people can help us pray honestly and listen attentively to God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts How to foster a healthier year in ministry Two strategies -- seeking solitude with God and companionship in stewarding one’s vision -- will help good intentions become realities in the new year, writes Samuel Rahberg. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Samuel Rahberg Words of Life: Cultivating the Heart to Hear When we practice the disciplines of solitude, meditation, and silence, we grow in our ability to hear God’s voice through the Holy Spirit and Scripture. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Kari Kristina Reeves Be Opened! This reflection on Mark 7:31-37 considers Jesus' healing and what it may teach us about solitude, our humanity and physicality, and speaking plainly the truth of God. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest Character Above All: Ten presidents from FDR to George Bush: "Richard M. Nixon" Here is a quotation that describes the character of Richard M. Nixon as being very distrusting, an introvert, and someone who preferred being in solitude, but was in a world full of people. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Robert A. Wilson Is this the fast that I choose? In this blog post, Gregg Brekke reflects on the significance of discipline of solitude in the age of social media. Brekke shares the experiences of several people who have fasted from Facebook. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Gregg Brekke The Bicuspid Life In this blog post, Luci Shaw meditates on the bicuspid Christian life, balancing the two cusps of gathering together in Christ's name and allowing for time and space for personal solitude and silence. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Luci Shaw Really Listening to God Mark Roberts says we can emulate the prophet’s response to God in Isaiah 50:5. We can hear God’s voice in quiet and solitude, in gathering with God’s people, and through Scripture, and we can listen and... Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Multitasking Kills Leadership This article suggests that leaders of the church need to step back, gain perspective, listen to others, and spend time in solitude so we can think reflectively and prayerfully. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Scott Benhase Solitude Is Source of Freedom An illustration by John Ortberg emphasizing the importance of solitude, appropriate for 1 John 2:15-17, 1 Peter 1:14, and James 4:7-8. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: John Ortberg The Blessing of Occasional Solitude In this sermon illustration, a missionary to the Antarctic found that solitude became a blessing by strengthening the spiritual life rather than hindering it, just as Jesus often sought out solitude in which to pray. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Brett Baddorf Full Text Hymns on Solitude In Solitude I Come to God in Prayer©
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The New Social Technology: Loss of Solitude An illustration by Mark Fischetti reflecting on the use of social media as eliminating solitude and thereby limiting time to reflect; appropriate for Psalm 46:10, Mark 6:46, Luke 5:16, and 11 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mark Fischetti News That Illustrates: September 12, 2011 Sermon starters and illustrations found here include the benefit of solitude, why some athletes have integrity while others don't, trustworthy celebrities, and how pop culture trivializes the words of history's great thinkers, poets, and statesmen. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley Plugging Into Silence In this audio/visual recording, Howard E. Butt Jr. reflects on Jesus' time spent in solitary prayer (Mark 1:35) and the need for Christians to also find silence and solitude, especially through unplugging from technology. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The High Calling | Author: Howard E. Butt, Jr. News That Illustrates: April 11, 2011 This 'News that Illustrates' was published in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. The thesis: disaster brings out the best in people. Other topics include self-esteem, regret, solitude and fragmentation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley The Power of Group Solitude In this sermon illustration for Psalm 131:2, Exodus 20:9-11, or Luke 1:80, a pastor of spiritual formation argues that extended times of solitude cultivate an attitude of listening that is paramount to spiritual formation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Adie Johnson Last Letter Home; Together Eight Years, but No "I Love You"?; Will Smith on his "Most Painful Failure"; The Remarkable Power of Belief; A Call for Help; Mandela's Cup of Tea; Tainted Victory Anecdotes from news stories that illustrate several themes such as God’s faithfulness, communication, career, belief, repentance, solitude, and sin. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Paul Pastor Spiritual Disciplines 101 Spiritual practices are the regular habits by which Christians intentionally participate in and enjoy grace. Phil Reinders explains why grace and effort are not incompatible and encourages Christians to engage in spiritual disciplines. Resource type: Article | Source: The Banner | Author: Phil Reinders Jesus on Retreat A devotional reflection on Luke 5:15-16 by Mark D. Roberts, who marvels at the wisdom of Jesus's approach to leadership, which responds to notoriety and fame with retreat and solitude. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts
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