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Resources on Easter

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Topical Study on Easter Easter is the Christian celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Shared Supper Article by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-04/shared-supper Article by Sarah Hinlicky Wilson Topics: Ethics , Community , Food Source: The Christian Century Times have changed. A long-lost ethical flashpoint is finding new life in the realm of food. Suddenly the food hysteria of the Pharisees is neither so bizarre nor so past. The Witness is the Spirit Commentary/Exegesis by Alicia D Myers https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/seventh-sunday-of-easter-2/commentary-on-1-john-59-13-4 Commentary/Exegesis by Alicia D Myers Topics: God's Will , Commentary , Witness , Eternal life Source: Working Preacher A commentary on 1 John 5:9-13 explores the themes of eternal life, God's promise, and the Spirit as a witness of God's life and love. A Passion for Helping Children Understand Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/02/year-passionpalm-sunday-april-13-2014.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Palm Sunday , Passion , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children With Jesus' triumphal entry as the backdrop, this children's sermon resource offers a variety of ways to help children and adults celebrate the meaning and importance of Palm Sunday. Baptism in the Spirit Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm http://liturgy.slu.edu/6EasterA052117/theword_hamm.html Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Hamm Topics: Baptism , Gifts of the Spirit , Holy Spirit , Conversion Source: The Sunday Website Commenting on Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, Dennis Hamm says that "every baptized Christian is baptized in the Spirit," but people may need to pray in community for the Spirit to "become more manifest in their lives." While It Was Still Dark Sermon (Complete) by William L Self http://day1.org/4649-while_it_was_still_dark Sermon (Complete) by William L Self Topics: Easter , Jesus , Resurrection , Mary Magdalene, Saint Source: Day1 William Self preaches on John 20:1-18: Mary Magdalene arrived at Jesus’ tomb while it was still dark in her soul. Her experience shows us that God is working even in our darkness to bring light. All Sheep Need a Shepherd Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/all-sheep-need-a-shepherd-psalm-23-john-10 Service Outline Topics: Worship Planning , Shepherd , Lent , Sheep Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A service outline for Lent focusing on Psalm 23, John 10:22-30, and the strong assurance found in the grace of God that comes to us by viewing Christ as the fulfillment of the shepherd's love. Corporate Prayers for Divine Mercy Element of Worship by Joe Milner http://liturgy.slu.edu/2EasterA042317/ideas_other.html Element of Worship by Joe Milner Topics: Easter , Forgiveness , Love , Mercy Source: The Sunday Website Joe Milner offers inspiration for corporate prayers which emphasize God's mercy and forgiveness, taking inspiration from John 20:19-31, Acts 2:42-47, and 1 Peter 1:3-9. Good News! Jesus Is Alive! Alleluia! Practical How-To by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/03/year-easter-sunday-april-21-2014.html Practical How-To by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Power , Resurrection , Forgiveness , Joy Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown offers a collection of resources for helping children understand and participate in worship for Easter Sunday, with the primary themes of God's supreme power, God's presence with us, and forgiveness. Sent out for Mission Commentary/Exegesis by Mikeal C Parsons https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-14-3/commentary-on-luke-101-11-16-20-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Mikeal C Parsons Topics: Rejoicing , Eschatology , Missions , Disciple Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Luke 10:1-24 unpacks the mission of the Seventy(-two) and its aftermath. From Tears of Sorrow to Tears of Joy Devotional https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1 Devotional Topics: Resurrection , Mary Magdalene, Saint , Redemption , Eternal life Source: ePriest This reflection on John 20:11-18 explores Mary Magdalene's great love of Jesus, her desire to be in his presence that is met by love and redemption, and the forgiveness of sin that frees her. When Justice and Peace Embrace Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/when-justice-and-peace-embrace-lessons-and-carols-06 Service Outline Topics: Christmas , Advent , Prayer , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This worship service outline uses various Scripture readings from the Psalms to tell the narrative of Advent and proclaim the message of Christ's coming to the world. Feasts, Good and Bad Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/09/year-proper-23-28th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Joy , Rejoicing , Feast , Eucharist Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of children's resources by Carolyn Brown that helps children explore the false worship of the golden calf, as well as other, happier feasts in New Testament passages. Inseparable Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/AscensionA2017/theword_indepth-ascension.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller Topics: Easter , Ascension , Christ , Acts Source: The Sunday Website The resurrection and the ascension are a single inseparable event that points to the power of the risen Christ. Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:17-23, Psalm 27:1,4,7-8, and Matthew 28:16-20 give a complete picture of salvation history. Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Sermon Starter/Outline by Brian Peterson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/baptism-of-our-lord/commentary-on-acts-1034-43-10 Sermon Starter/Outline by Brian Peterson Topics: Peace , Jesus , God's Will , Witness Source: Working Preacher Peter's encounter with Cornelius in Acts 10 indicates that the peace established by Jesus is meant to extend beyond the nation of Israel to include all nations, tribes, and languages. For All the Saints Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/dear-working-preacher/for-all-the-saints Sermon Starter/Outline by David J Lose Topics: All Saints' Day , Redemption , Saints , Saint Source: Working Preacher In this sermon resource, David Lose reviews some elements of All Saints Day and offers texts and brief commentaries that might help to accent and enliven the worship for all the saints in Christ. We and You Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-5c/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Hospitality , Cultures , Divisions , Unity Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this sermon start on Acts 11:1-18, Doug Bratt explores the tensions that threatened to divide Jewish and Gentile Christians, and the way that Peter, through the Holy Spirit, resisted and overcame them. Healing and Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/4EasterB042218/theword_indepth.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H Fuller Topics: Peter , Healing , Father , CHILDREN OF GOD Source: The Sunday Website Reginald H. Fuller gives commentary on the enthronement psalm from Psalm 118, Jesus as the good shepherd from John 10:11-18; Peter's speech from Acts 4:8-12; and God as father from 1 John 3:1-2. Celebrating with Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2015/09/year-b-all-saints-day-november-1-2015.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: All Saints' Day , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children This collection of children's sermon resources explores kid-friendly themes from Psalm 24, Isaiah 6; 25:6-9; John 11:32-44, Hebrews 12, and Revelation 21 and offers ways to teach them to children in an Easter worship service. Parables and Pharisees Sermon (Complete) by William P Clark https://www.hprweb.com/2017/09/homilies-for-october-2017/ Sermon (Complete) by William P Clark Topics: Parables , Faith , Religion , Pharisees Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review These four Catholic homilies focus on religion and faith (Matthew 21:28-32), care of the vineyard (Matthew 21:33-43), the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14), and becoming an unconscious pharisee (Matthew 22:15-21). Believe Mary Sermon Starter/Outline by Thomas B Slater https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/resurrection/commentary-on-john-201-18-4 Sermon Starter/Outline by Thomas B Slater Topics: Jesus , Resurrection , Devotion , Disciple Source: Working Preacher This section begins and ends with Mary’s devotion. The men do not believe she is telling the truth; however, truth is not determined by the value we have for the person who says it (John 20:1-18).