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Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

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The Third Commandment: No Misuse of God’s Name Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/third-commandment-no-misuse-gods-name What does it mean to use the Lord's name in vain? In this devotion based on Exodus 20:7, Mark Roberts considers the different ways that we cheapen the name of God in our contemporary culture. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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The Third Commandment: No Misuse of God’s Name Commentary/Exegesis by Mark Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/third-commandment-no-misuse-gods-name-0 This devotional on Exodus 20:7 considers the third commandment, suggesting that by treating God’s name with reverence, we nurture in our souls a reverence of God himself. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts

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Would Jesus Pray at a City Council Meeting? Article by Morgan Guyton https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5023/would-jesus-pray-at-a-city-council-meeting This article reflects on Jesus' teachings on prayer, in particular Matthew 6:5-6, and their application to practices of civil religion. Too often such practices take God's name in vain or promote our various false, shallow gods.... Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Morgan Guyton

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Epiphany: God's Name and Our Identity Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/lectionary-calendar/epiphany-sundaynew-years-day/text This lectionary resource for Epiphany offers planning tools for New Year's Day. It also includes sermon starter notes for texts that show God's intervention in human history. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries

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Hallowed Be Your Name in the Workplace Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/hallowed-be-your-name-workplace This article considers how frequently and flippantly God's name is used in our world, suggesting that we clearly represent our regard for the holiness of God’s name in our actions and in our words. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling

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Take the Name and Hold it High Service Outline by Unknown http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/take-the-name-and-hold-if-high-psalm-34-86-hcld-47 Part of a series on prayer as explained in the Heidelberg Catechism, this service plan based on the Lord's Prayer focuses on the use of God's name and how we are to honor, or “hallow”, it. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Unknown

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Misusing God's Name Sermon Illustration by Anthony Towne http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4359 A quote from the book "Excerpts from the Diary of the Late God" which imagines God's response to people's misuse of God's name. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Anthony Towne

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Names Are Special Sermon Illustration by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/200 Arthur Landwehr discusses the importance of God's hallowed name and being created in the image of God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr

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The Lord's Name, Marriage, Unity Audio/Video by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/your-questions-answered-part-2 This audio recording by Scott Hoezee and David Bast on Exodus 20:7, Romans 5:8, and Isaiah 1:18 discusses what it means to take the Lord's name in vain, biblical views on same-sex marriage, and unity. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee

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Praying the Lord's Prayer . . . Without Taking the Lord's Name in Vain Article by Patricia Anne Elford http://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2016/praying-lords-prayer-without-taking-lords-name-vain To pray the Lord’s Prayer mindlessly is to take the Lord’s name in vain. How can we better understand the commitments we are making in this prayer? Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Patricia Anne Elford

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The Meaning of a Name Sermon Illustration by Tony Evans https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-names/ A collection of sermon illustrations from Eugene Peterson, John Piper, and others on the significance of names. Names tell our story, intimate our essential being, and register our relationships. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Tony Evans

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Full Text Hymns on Taking God's name in vain LORD, Our Lord, Your Glorious NamePD
My God, my God, wherefore hast thouPD
O God, My Heart Is Fully BentPD
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Sermon Illustrations on God's Presence Sermon Starter/Outline by C.S. Lewis https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-on-gods-presence/ This collection of sermon illustrations about God's presence by various authors includes stories about a miraculous healing, a son never being without his father, and an unlikely conversion from reading the Bible. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: C.S. Lewis

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The RCA and the Kingdom of God Article by Daniel Meeter https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2008/03/01/the-rca-and-the-kingdom-of-god/ Daniel Meeter, a New York pastor, reflects on his own congregation, the Reformed Church in America, and its shifting attitude towards the doctrine of the Kingdom of God. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Daniel Meeter

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God's Work Goes On Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/gods-work-goes-on Many of us struggle with over-scheduling and repeatedly find ourselves over-committed. Tune in to this radio episode and study 2 Kings 2:1-18 to learn more about our servant participation in God’s kingdom work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee

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Name(s) Above All Names: Enriching our ways of addressing God Practical How-To by Richard Vander Vaart https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1997/names-above-all-names-enriching-our-ways-addressing-god The Bible reveals many ways to for us address God. Using a variety of names for God in liturgy can enrich congregational worship. In this article, Richard Vander Vaart shares some of them. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Reformed Worship Author: Richard Vander Vaart

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Scripture Catechism: Commandments 2-4 Article by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc05.cfm Sections from Matthew Henry's "Scripture Catechism" concerning the second, third, and fourth commandments of the decalogue. Arranged in a question-and-answer format that offer Scriptural references for each answer. Resource type: Article Source: Blue Letter Bible Author: Matthew Henry

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Doors Article by Clayton Libolt https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2007/10/16/doors/ This look at the 10 Commandments sheds light on the many way we encounter the heart of God's love through his law and the many challenges he has for us there. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Clayton Libolt

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Working Within Ethnic Boundaries for God Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Fever https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1618 Describing how ethnic identity affected one's ability to do God's work in the first-century, Kyle Fever's commentary on Acts 10:34-43 discusses Peter's counter-cultural claim that any social group can bear witness to God through Christ's mission. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Kyle Fever

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Work for God's Glory Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/work-for-gods-glory Scott Hoezee and David Bast look at three texts, Isaiah 60:4-19, Jeremiah 29, and Revelation 21:22-27, and discuss the heavenly value of the things we create and our work, and how they add to God's glory. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee

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