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The Wardrobe of Easter: Compassion Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-compassion Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Easter , Compassion , Resurrection Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper offers a meditation on why Easter-ed, risen-with-Jesus people should act with compassion. Part of a series on the "Wardrobe of Easter." The Wardrobe of Easter: Dwelling Together in God’s Word Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-dwelling-together-in-god-s-word Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Easter , Scripture , Word of God Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this meditation, Dale Cooper encourages us to read, study, and meditate on God's Word carefully to grow and mature in our faith as Paul instructs us in Colossians 3:16. The Wardrobe of Easter: Learning God’s Word Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-learning-god-s-word Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Easter , Anti-Intellectualism , Education , Scripture Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship An essential aspect of the Christian life is listening to and obeying God's word. As part of a series on "The Wardrobe of Easter," Dale Cooper reflects on the learning and teaching of truth in the... The Wardrobe of Easter: Peace Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-peace Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Easter , Peace , Spirit Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Honest believers at times honestly disagree. But too often they turn disagreements into unholy quarrels. Dale Cooper explains the effects of a quarrelsome spirit and shares tips on how to cultivate a peaceable spirit. Glorify the Lord with Me Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-glorify-the-lord-with-me Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Awareness of God , Worship , Attributes of God , Glory Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In light of contemporary peoples’ tendency to have a “light” understanding of God, Dale Cooper reflects on the significance of corporate worship in helping us remember the weighty glory of God. Assurer Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-spirit-at-work-assurer Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Faith , Doubt , Holy Spirit , Assurance Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this devotional, Dale Cooper reflects on how he sees some Christians, including a some pastors, taking delight in announcing that they’re no longer sure about the centralities of the faith. A Beautiful Gesture, A Fragrant Gift Sermon (Complete) by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-a-beautiful-gesture-a-fragrant-gift Sermon (Complete) by Dale J Cooper Topics: Lent , Gratitude , Foot-washing , Jesus Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper describes the scene in John 12:1-8, showing us that Jesus feet are the place where we begin to serve him and the place where we humbly acknowledge our need for him. Father-Like He Tends and Spares Us Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-father-like-he-tends-and-spares-us Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Obedience , Trust , Attributes of God , God Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper explores the qualities that make God worthy of our worship, beginning with Jesus’ address of God as “Father.” God as Father summons us to trust, obey, and please God. He Shall Come Again Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-he-shall-come-again Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Worship , Jesus , Eschatology , Scripture Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper meditates on the gospel teaching, mentioned more than 300 times in the New Testament, that Christ will come again. Christians are encouraged to live in the light of this important truth. A Heart-Stoppingly Grand Invitation Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-a-heart-stoppingly-grand-invitation Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Hospitality , Worship , Good , God Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper reflects on how awesome it is that the Maker of heaven and earth welcomes created humans into God's presence and encourages them to worship. Feet to Follow Jesus Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-the-radiant-preciousness-of-jesus-series-feet-to-follow-jesus Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Lent , Obedience , Discipleship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper reminds us of the cost of following Jesus. He says, "when Jesus bids a person to follow him, he doesn’t present the call as something of an attractive bargain." The Wardrobe of Easter: Teaching God’s Word Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-teaching-god-s-word Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Scripture , Teaching , Easter Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper explores the important task which rests upon the teachers within the Christian community. The Lord places upon them the duty to instruct faithfully and well so that others may learn and grow. The Wardrobe of Easter Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-wardrobe-of-easter-white-hot-with-purpose Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Easter , Daily Living , Praise Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper explores Paul's call for followers of Jesus to be well-ordered in their priorities and white-hot in their motivation, and shares four daily tasks that can serve as part of a daily offering of praise. Waiting According to His Promise Element of Worship by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-waiting-according-to-his-promise Element of Worship by Dale J Cooper Topics: Advent , Hope , Kingdom of God , Promises of God, The Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper reflects on how we should wait for Jesus according to His promise. He points out that Advent is for practicing how to watch and wait for Jesus noting that God loves the future tense.... A Thankful People Devotional by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-a-thankful-people Devotional by Dale J Cooper Topics: Thanksgiving , Jesus , Creation , Holy Spirit Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper's devotional emphasizes delighting in God's gift of life and blessing God. He reflects on eight areas of life in which we can praise and thank God. He Ascended to Heaven Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-he-ascended-to-heaven Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Feast of the Ascension , Hope , Jesus , Ascension Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper says that Jesus' ascension (Acts 1:8-11) left his disciples knowing that they were called to bear witness to the resurrection, were gifted and guided by the Spirit, and were promised that Jesus would return. Spirit at Work Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-spirit-at-work-sender Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Trinity , Calling/Vocation , Holy Spirit , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper highlights the role of the Holy Spirit who sends God's people to share the good news through the witness of their well-lived lives. The Radiant Preciousness of Jesus Audio/Video by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-the-radiant-preciousness-of-jesus-series Audio/Video by Dale J Cooper Topics: Lent , Crucifixion , Repentance , Jesus Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper introduces a series of his Lenten meditations on the radiant preciousness of our Lord Jesus Christ and his love-driven willingness to endure cruel suffering and death in order to bring us new life. Risen With Jesus Practical How-To by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-risen-with-jesus Practical How-To by Dale J Cooper Topics: Discipleship , Jesus , Resurrection , Easter Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper highlights the enduring impact of Jesus' triumph over the grave. He says that the fact of his having arisen involves our rising with him to new life. Will You Go With Him? Article by Dale J Cooper http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/coops-column-will-you-go-with-him Article by Dale J Cooper Topics: Lent , Suffering , Discipleship , Jesus Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Dale Cooper reflects on Jesus’ call to follow him no matter the personal cost. In Lent, we have the opportunity to prayerfully practice following Christ.

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