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The Trinity Dwells in Us Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/TrinityB052718/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Trinity , God's Presence , Holy Spirit , Evangelism Source: The Sunday Website God's life in us is not something abstract but a relationship of children to our “Abba, Father,” the work and gift of the Spirit. Thoughts for preaching Matthew 28:16-20 and Romans 8:14-17 by Joyce Ann Zimmerman. Dying to Self Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/5LentB031818/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Jesus , Glory , Dying and Rising with Christ , Discipleship Source: The Sunday Website Discipleship means a lifelong growing into dying and rising. The challenge of this gospel is to serve others, lose one's life, and die. Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers ideas to jumpstart sermons on John 12:20-33. Paschal Mystery Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/paschal-mystery Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Suffering , Liturgy , Crucifixion , Resurrection Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Joyce Ann Zimmerman writes that the paschal mystery is about more than the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is about Jesus as a model of a life of obedience and self-giving. Selling All That We Have Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/17OrdA073017/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God , Sacrifice , Treasure Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching Matthew 13:44-52. We have already come upon the extreme good we spend our lives seeking; the challenge is to give everything to attain it. Participation in Worship: More Than Doing Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/participation-in-worship-more-than-doing Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Liturgy , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article reflects on the Second Vatican Council, and explores what it means to participate in liturgy fully, consciously, and actively. The Kingdom of Heaven is Like Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/16OrdA072317/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Kingdom of God , Discernment , Maturity , Parables Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching Matthew 13:24-43. In the three comparisons in this passage, the kingdom of heaven comprises discernment, growing into maturity, and transformation. The Voice that Calls Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/4EasterA050717/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Shepherd , Jesus , Obedience Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching John 10:1-10. The metaphor of the Good Shepherd teaches us that Christ knows and cares for us, and that we must respond to his call. Making Sense Out of Reading Theology Article by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/making-sense-out-of-reading-theology Article by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Study , Scripture Reading , Theology Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article encourages methodical and reflective methods of reading theological texts in order to receive greater enrichment and nourishment from them. How to Remember the Reformation Article about Worship and the Sacraments by David McNutt http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/scholars-suggest-how-to-remember-the-reformation Article about Worship and the Sacraments by David McNutt Topics: Reformation , Reformation Day , Worship Planning , Ecumenism Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Seven scholars, pastors, and musicians offer suggestions for Protestants and Catholics celebrating the Protestant Reformation together: What should we avoid? What should we embrace? Are there specific ways these might be reflected in our worship life? All the World Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/AscensionA2017/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Commissioning , Ascension , Missions Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching Matthew 28:16-20. “Jesus chooses to complete his work of salvation through us. We must choose to take up his Great Commission.” Reading in Worship from the Book We Love Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/reading-in-worship-from-the-book-we-love Article about Worship and the Sacraments by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Scripture Reading , Scripture , Word of God , Bible Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Even Christians who profess to love the Bible sometimes zone out when scripture is read aloud in public worship. This article will help readers, worship planners, and the congregation alertly experience the living Word. A Vision of Glory Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/Transfiguration2017/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Transfiguration , Glory , Obedience Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9). Zimmerman challenges us to ask what high mountain we must climb to witness Jesus’ glory for ourselves. The Risen Life Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/5LentA040217/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Death , Lent , Resurrection , Freedom Source: The Sunday Website Joyce Ann Zimmerman shares a series of jumping-off points for preaching John 11:1-45 and Ezekiel 37:12-14. “Belief in Jesus unties us from the limits of human experience and frees us for the eternity of risen Life.”... Peace I Send You Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/PentecostA060417/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Pentecost , Missions , Holy Spirit , Peace Source: The Sunday Website What is the peace Christ gives to us, and how do we take it out into the world? Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching John 20:19-23. Preparing to Remember the Reformation Article about Worship and the Sacraments by John D Witvliet http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/preparing-to-remember-the-reformation Article about Worship and the Sacraments by John D Witvliet Topics: Ecumenism , Reformation , Reformation Day Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A dialogue with a panel of scholars, pastors, and musicians: How churches commemorate the Reformation says much about their values and identity. How can this event be remembered honestly in a way that honors church unity? Silence's Scintillating Divine Speech Article by Joyce Ann Zimmerman https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/silences-scintillating-divine-speech/ Article by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Silence , Worship , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship An article exploring the role of silence in worship. Joyce Zimmerman says silence in worship aids our recollection, meditation, and our praise. Do Likewise Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/Triduum2017A/Holy_Thursday/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Lent , Maundy Thursday , Service , Lectionary Source: The Sunday Website Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet is a symbolic act that teaches us that our eternity will be one of self-giving. Reflections by Joyce Ann Zimmerman on John 13:1-15, the passage traditionally associated with Maundy Thursday. Not in the Mountain, Earthquake, or Fire Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/19OrdA081317/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: God's Presence , Creation , Incarnation Source: The Sunday Website People often discover God in the grandeur of nature, but our faith invites us to recognize an even greater presence of God in the person of Jesus. Thoughts on preaching Matthew 14:22-33 by Joyce Ann Zimmerman. Finding Rest Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/14OrdA070917/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Rest , Eschatology , Judgment Source: The Sunday Website When we keep our eyes on the future messianic rest, we choose to remain faithful to Jesus and find his yoke easy. Joyce Ann Zimmerman offers a series of jumping-off points for preaching Matthew 11:25-30. This Is Glory Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman http://liturgy.slu.edu/Triduum2017A/Good_Friday/theword_working.html Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Joyce Ann Zimmerman Topics: Good Friday , Lent , Jesus , Crucifixion Source: The Sunday Website Jesus’ journey to the cross is a steady descent toward humiliation. But this humiliation is transformed into exaltation and glory. Good Friday reflections by Joyce Ann Zimmerman on John 18:1-19:42.