The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
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.
Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Trusting Widows and Strangers
When we struggle to trust the stranger, God challenges us to trust His generosity by trusting the stranger in our path. Trusting God’s generosity instead of the culture of scarcity enables us to bless others.
Trusting the Wild, Living God
Israel is in a vulnerable position — and this by their own doing, their failure to rightly worship God! — in which they must trust God, a wild God who escapes their (and our) control.
I Trust You
This brief article reflects on how vulnerability is the condition of the possibility of peace.
1 Kings 18:20-29, Psalm 96, Luke 7:1-10, and Galatians 1:1-12 focus on the theme of trust in God. A post offering resources for children such as songs, books, and more.
Trusting God in the Wilderness
Dwelling on the wilderness, this Lenten Bible Study by Steven M. Balke on Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-9, 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Mark 1:9-15 discusses trusting God during doubt, relating to God and becoming empowered by God.
Based on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6,16-22, 45b, 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13, Romans 10:5-15, and Matthew 14:22-33, this resource provides stories and ideas to help children trust and listen to God.
The Unconventional and Unexpected of Advent
This brief reflection invite us into the Advent season as we wait, watch, and trust God in the big, the small, and the surprising things.
Full Text Hymns on Trust
Trust and ObeyPD
'Tis So Sweet to Trust in JesusPD
If Thou But Trust in God to Guide TheePD
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Trust Does Not Come Easy
Bob Robinson's sermon starter uses the difficulty of depending on other people to introduce the issue of trusting God, which Robinson sees as the main issue in our relationship to God.
"Sixpence None The Richer" sings ‘Trust’ based on Proverbs 3:5-6. Given the importance of the words, the orchestration provides a pleasant background allowing the words of Proverbs to fall aptly upon the ear and heart.
Hard Problems, Wicked Problems, and Easter
Michael Gulker reflects on Gregory Jones's distinction between hard problems and wicked problems, and how Jesus modeled the way to deal with wicked problems by trusting the goodness of God.
Trusting in Human Reliance
This commentary on Psalm 80 echos the all too familiar story of people falling away from the God of salvation and trusting in human reliance.
Trusting God on the Trip
In asking adults to receive the kingdom of God like a child, Jesus expects us to depend on and trust in God because, apart from God's gracious help, entering his kingdom is humanly impossible.
Trust in the Lord
Katherine Lee Baker provides a liturgical service guide centered on the theme of trusting in the Lord.
Trusting God in Spite of Your Circumstances
Mark D. Roberts' devotional on Psalm 13:1-6 explores how David celebrated God's goodness during a desperate period by remembering how God formerly expressed God's love to him. David inspires us to trust God during difficulty.
Trust at 28,000 Feet
A sermon by George B. Wirth on 1 Peter 2:21-25 that illustrates and encourages trust in God, and trust in our fellow Christians, in all situations.