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Resources on Lent

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Topical Study on Lent The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the heart of the Christian gospel; accordingly, Good Friday and Easter climax the Christian year. Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we ponder our mortality and sinfulness and thus our need to die and rise with Jesus Christ... Freedom for a daughter of Abraham Commentary/Exegesis by Jeannine K. Brown https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-21-3/commentary-on-luke-1310-17 Commentary/Exegesis by Jeannine K. Brown Topics: Healing , Sabbath , Freedom , God's Deliverance Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Luke 13:10-17, Jeannine Brown observes that Jesus did not reject Torah rulings about work on the Sabbath; rather, he argued from certain necessary allowances of work to the appropriateness of healing a person. Freeing our Hearts from Hyprocrisy Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Fasting , Hypocrisy , Justice , Morality Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this sermon starter, Doug Bratt reflects on Isaiah 58:1-12: God expects our lifestyle to reflect our worship. Those who “fast” in ways that are acceptable to the Lord don’t turn their backs on vulnerable people. The Spiritual Person Commentary/Exegesis by Thomas O'Brien http://www.scriptureincontext.org/2017-february-5-isaiah-581-12-1-corinthians-21-16/ Commentary/Exegesis by Thomas O'Brien Topics: Wisdom , Exile , Spiritual Growth , Justice Source: Scripture in Context Thomas O'Brien offers context, summary, and commentary on Isaiah 58:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, noting Isaiah's call to mercy and justice and the contrast between the spiritual and the unspiritual person in 1 Corinthians. Your Ancient Ruins Shall Be Rebuilt Commentary/Exegesis by Shauna Hannan https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-21-3/commentary-on-isaiah-589b-14 Commentary/Exegesis by Shauna Hannan Topics: Sabbath , Exile , Renewal , Justice Source: Working Preacher Noting that Isaiah 58:9-14 was written to Israelites returned from exile, Shauna Hannan suggests interpreting the passage from the standpoint of actual refugees or at least some perspective other than one's own. Why We Still Need Confession Commentary/Exegesis by Fairfax F. Fair https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-02/why-we-still-need-confession Commentary/Exegesis by Fairfax F. Fair Topics: Confession , God's Will , Sin Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Isaiah 58, Fairfax Fair names our resistance to confess our sins. In this passage, God directs us to honestly gauge our self-centeredness—our myopia—and see beyond ourselves to the obedience that God wants. Prayer of Commitment: God's Justice Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/01/isaiah-586.html Element of Worship Topics: Prayer , Injustice , Justice , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of commitment inspired by Isaiah 58:6 that asks God to instil in us a sense of God's justice. Litany of Commitment: Justice in Gratitude to God Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/litany-of-commitment-isaiah-58-1-9.html Element of Worship Topics: Gratitude , Justice , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a litany of response and commitment inspired by Isaiah 58:1-9 that commits to lives of justice in gratitude to God. Feed the Children Children's Sermon by Anonymous https://www.sermons4kids.com/feedthechildren.html Children's Sermon by Anonymous Topics: Oppression , Offering , Bread , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This children's sermon on Isaiah 58:10 encourages children to care for the needy in the world by sharing what they have with others. Full Text Hymns on Lent Create in Me a Clean HeartPD
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Prayer of Confession: Our Faulty Fast Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/prayer-of-confession-our-faulty-fast.html Element of Worship Topics: Prayer , Fast , Justice , Social Justice Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of confession that uses the biblical metaphor of fast, and is inspired by the prophesy for justice in Isaiah 58:1-9. God's Steadfast Love Extends to the Heavens Commentary/Exegesis by Bobby Morris https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/second-sunday-after-epiphany-3/commentary-on-psalm-365-10-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Bobby Morris Topics: Love , Faithfulness , Righteousness , Fear of God Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Psalm 36, Bobby Morris speaks of the contrast between the life of the wicked who do not fear God, and the life of those who recognize God's love, faithfulness, and righteousness. Apostle at my door Article by Mitchell Hay https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2012-02/apostle-my-door Article by Mitchell Hay Topics: Offering , God's Love , Faith , Salt Source: The Christian Century "Fully, unreservedly, Daniel was willing to give all of himself to be salt and light." Mitchell Hay shares a story of an unusual stranger who lived out Jesus's words in Matthew 5:13-20. The true fast Sermon Starter/Outline by Fairfax F. Fair https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-01/sunday-february-9-2014 Sermon Starter/Outline by Fairfax F. Fair Topics: Lent , Fasting , Justice Source: The Christian Century Fairfax F. Fair presents Isaiah 58:1-9a as a caution to Christians nearing Lent. Ashes should serve not as pious symbols, but as reminders that the true fast ("loosing the bonds of injustice") is yet incomplete. Prayer: Isaiah 58 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/praying-isaiah-58.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Repentance Source: Re-Worship This prayer is based on Isaiah 58 and intended for use in Lent. This prayer asks God to lead us through a season of contemplation, that we may repent of our sins. Centering Prayer: Isaiah 58 Element of Worship by Christine Sine https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/centering-prayer-for-lent.html Element of Worship by Christine Sine Topics: Lent , Ash Wednesday , Prayer Source: Re-Worship This is a centering prayed based on Isaiah 58, written by Christine Sine, suggested for Lent. This prayer calls us to contemplation and fasting, that we may find peace and joy in the Lord.

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