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John the Baptizer's Message Continues to Preach Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-06-12-december-2015/ Devotional by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Preparation , John the Baptist Source: Sacredise This Advent reflection by John van de Laar focuses on John the Baptizer who tells people to prepare for the coming Messiah, a message that is continually relevant. God's Inclusive Welcome Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-21a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Grace of God , Reign of God , Community , Oppression Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Exodus 17:1-7, Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, Psalm 25:1-9, 78:1-4, 12-16, Philippians 2:1-13, and Matthew 21:23-32 to discuss the oppressive forces that exclude people and God's all-inclusive grace. Responding to the Coming of God Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-3c-2/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Compassion , Justice , Salvation Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's Advent sermon starter on Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18 challenges us to respond to God's coming by becoming God's agents of salvation through building relationships with marginalized persons. Covenants and Feasts Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-13a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Covenant , Feast , Food , Social Justice Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Genesis 32:22-31, Isaiah 55:1-5, Psalm 17:1-7, 15, 145:8-9, 14-21, Romans 9:1-5, and Matthew 14:13-21 to discuss both God's covenant invitations and our responsibility to respond to hunger needs.... Our Impact in God's Saving Work Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-4c-2/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Repentance , Work , Justice Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter on Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-55, Psalm 80:1-7, and Hebrews 10:5-10 how seemingly small "participants with God in God's saving work" can have a strong impact in bringing salvation to others. The Trinity's Transforming Power Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/trinity-b/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Trinity , Isaiah , Spirit , Trinity Sunday Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's reflection on Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; and John 3:1-17 for Trinity Sunday centers on how encounters with the Triune God have transformative power to reshape people's lives. We Are All Loved By God Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/christmas-2c/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Christmas , CHILDREN OF GOD , Grace of God , Universalism Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter on Jeremiah 31:7-14, Sirach 24:1-12, Psalm 147:12-20, Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21, Ephesians 1:3-14, and John 1:1-18 describes how God has graciously chosen to declare us as one and beloved. Courage and Faith to Live Christ’s Call Article by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/lent-5b/ Article by John van de Laar Topics: Lent , Covenant Source: Sacredise John van de Laar discusses Psalms 51, 119; John 12:20-33; and Hebrews 5:5-10 by focusing on God’s new covenant promise and Christ’s high-priest role. In the new covenant, we are told of our salvation and Christ... Themes for the Baptism Of Christ Article by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/epiphany-1-baptism-of-christ/ Article by John van de Laar Topics: Proclamation , Justice , Gentleness , Lectionary Source: Sacredise John van de Laar reflects on the themes of proclamation and justice. He also offers global and local applications and suggestions for prayer, hymn, liturgy, video, and image. God's Shalom Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-2/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Peace , Justice , Shalom Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12 to discuss how God's shalom manifests through God's presence and our acts of love, service, justice, and compassion. Preparing for Justice and Restoration Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-2c-2/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Work , Justice , Preparation Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter on Baruch 5:1-9, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, 3:1-6, and Philippians 1:3-11 encourages Christians to respond to God's prophecies of restoration by carefully and patiently preparing to work toward God's justice. Restoration Article by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-3b/ Article by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Joy , Restorative justice Source: Sacredise The idea of restoration is the main focus of Psalm 126; Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:47-55; John 1:6-8, 19-28; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24. John van de Laar presents global and local application as well as worship resources. Greatness in the Upside-Down Reign of God Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/proper-24b/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Suffering , Service , Power , Reign of God Source: Sacredise John van de Laar's sermon starter draws on Job 38:1-7, 34-41, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Hebrews 5:1-10, and Mark 10:35-45 to describe how greatness under God's reign is defined by self-sacrifice, humility, and service. Born from above Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/lent-2a/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Transfiguration , Faith , The New Birth , Politics Source: Sacredise Reflecting on John 3:1-17, John van de Laar observes that often the way the word "faith" is used is "a shadow of the richness, vitality and challenge of the biblical meaning." The Threat of Good News Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-13-19-december/ Devotional by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Preparation , Justice , John the Baptist Source: Sacredise John van de Laar reflects the Advent calling to radical preparation of our hearts and lives and a commitment to an alternative way of living, best exemplified by John the Baptist. The Sacrifices of a Disciple Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-15-21-january-2017/ Devotional by John van de Laar Topics: Sacrifice , Following of Christ , Community , Disciple Source: Sacredise John van de Laar explores discipleship and the necessary sacrifices that help to bring God’s dream to reality in the world. God's Invitation into the Freedom of Love Devotional by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-04-10-march-2018/ Devotional by John van de Laar Topics: Ten Commandments , Love , Slavery , Freedom Source: Sacredise John van de Laar draws on Exodus 20:1-17 and John 2:13-22 and reflects on our tendency to choose slavery over freedom. Messengers of Healing Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-10-16-december-2017/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Gospel , John the Baptist , Healing Source: Sacredise John van de Laar reflects on Advent 2, which is about how God seeks to restore and heal us, and how God seeks those who will be carriers of God’s message to the world. God's Messengers Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/lectionary-resources/advent-2b/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Advent , Justice , Grace of God , Reign of God Source: Sacredise Describing the role of the prophets, John van de Laar's sermon starter on Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, and Mark 1:1-8 inspires us to be messengers of God's justice, generosity, grace, and reign. Priestly Prayer Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar http://sacredise.com/daily-worship/week-of-13-19-may-2018/ Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Source: Sacredise In this meditation, John van de Laar focuses on Christ's priestly prayer in John 17. Jesus continues to pray for us, and we need his prayers to help us follow him as we long to.

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