Season of Lent
A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary.
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
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.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra.
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...
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Full Text Hymns on Eastertide
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Luke A. Powery provides this commentary on both Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 118:1-2 for Easter. He provides his own context for the text, biblical exegesis, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions.
Homilies: Moving Toward Easter
This series of five homilies for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter Sunday focus on feeling beyond God's mercy (John 8:1–11), pleasure verses joy (John 20:1–9), the passion (Luke 19:28–40) spiritual sickness and Divine mercy (John 20:19–31).
Otis Moss Jr. gives us this commentary on Revelation 1:17-18 for Easter Sunday. He looks at three specific victories in the text for the biblical exegesis. He provides current context, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions.
This Easter worship resource that is focused on children by the African American Lectionary provides an etymology on the word Easter, ideas on bringing children into worship, dramatic art suggestions for the occasion.
Here is a commentary on Luke 24:1-9 for Easter provided by William D. Watley. He provides his own current context, biblical exegesis, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions.
Here is a commentary on John 11:25 from Douglas Haynes III for Easter. He provides his own context, biblical exegesis, descriptive details, and other sermon suggestions on the text.