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The Most Subversive Thing Christians Can Do in Light of the Inauguration In response to Trump's presidency, this extended prayer carries out the Church's call to pray for those who govern, and modeli a priestly and prophetic imagination for times and places of deep division and hostility. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas Absurd Community Reflecting on John 19:25-27, A.J. Swoboda explains how Jesus created a community of paradox or divergent community, and how the church has always been built on the foundation of what we call a paradox. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: A.J. Swoboda Speaking the Truth in Love, Part 5 Speaking the truth in love means extending to others the grace of God given to us in Christ. It means speaking in order to serve others and their good. Mark Roberts reflects on Ephesians 4:11-16. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Pentecost This supernatural manifestation not only equipped believers to “speak in tongues,” understood by the diverse crowd gathered, it empowered them to live, and for some to die, for the cause of the Gospel. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Janet Floyd Pentecost This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts Acts 2, where The Holy Spirit falls upon the apostles on Pentecost enabling them to speak in tongues to the nations in Jerusalem. Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Andreas Osiander Calvinism in Africa This article on Christianity in Africa notes the striking similarities between theologians Abraham Kuyper and Kwame Bediako who share the conviction that Christianity is the true continuation of God’s revelation in human history Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Ben Dixon Speaking Light In this study guide, Jessie Gutgsell notes the emphasis on the voice of the Lord and the gift of the Holy Spirit in Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: Sermons That Work | Author: Jessie Gutgsell Where We Can Find the Spirit at Work Where the church is united, there the Pentecostal Spirit of God is at work. Derek Vreeland explains how we can find the Holy Spirit at work in the church and what we ought to do. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland Full Text Hymns on Speaking in Tongues O for a Thousand Tongues to SingPD
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Speak Up Preacher In this installation sermon, Arthur Landwehr discusses the peculiarities of speaking from the pulpit. Preachers have a responsibility to proclaim the gospel, interpret the Bible for the times, and be heard by the congregation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr You Shall Rejoice In Your Festival This Catholic essay uses Deuteronomy 16:14 to suggest the need for joy in church, pondering why so many Christians appear somber during services when we should know and express joy in encountering Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Tim McCauley In the Pit...Waiting: A service based on Psalm 40 This Lenten service is based on Psalm 40, which traces a difficult experience of David. The psalm gives us words to use in our prayers when we are going through our own struggles, spiritual or otherwise. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: LeRoy G. Christoffels Words Matter. At Least to Us. Kae Evensen reflects on the importance of words and how we use them, especially in a culture when words are too often acerbic. With the Word made flesh as our model, are we speaking in the... Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Kae Evensen Blessed Are Those Who Meet Acts 6:1-5 illustrates the important role that systematic change has in building God's kingdom and is a reminder that the Holy Spirit is at work in meetings as well as in miracles. Resource type: Article | Source: The Banner | Author: Peter Jonker Burning Question In this commentary on the Pentecost Readings, John Foley draws our attention to the less dramatic -- but no less real -- ways the Spirit is present to us in the modern world. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John Foley
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