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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... Lent Commentary/Exegesis by Juan M. Floyd-Thomas http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=134 Commentary/Exegesis by Juan M. Floyd-Thomas Topics: Lent , Fasting , Preparation , Lenten Meditation Source: The African American Lectionary Juan M. Floyd-Thomas offers insights into Lent, its history, appropriate songs in worship, and encourages people to engage in the practices of fasting and prayer. Lent Call to Worship Element of Worship by Sojourn Music https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/call-to-worship-litany-for-lent.html Element of Worship by Sojourn Music Topics: Lent , Worship , Isaiah Source: Re-Worship A call to worship litany for Lent based on Isaiah 43:19-21, inspired by aspects of God's provision, mercy, and care for the Israelites while in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt. Lent Call to Worship: Covenant Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/lent-call-to-worship-covenant.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Covenant , Moses Source: Re-Worship Here’s a responsive call to worship for Lent. It includes references to the covenant promises God made through Noah and Moses. Lent: Spring Training for Christians Article by Wayne Meisel http://day1.org/5707-wayne_meisel_lent_spring_training_for_christians Article by Wayne Meisel Topics: Lent , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Fasting , Discipline Source: Day1 In college, Wayne Meisel started giving up things for Lent. Since then, his reLent list has been growing. He shares how Lent has been a defining part of his life in this blog entry. Lent for the Least of These Article by Katharine Jefferts Schori http://day1.org/3666-lent_message_2012 Article by Katharine Jefferts Schori Topics: Lent , Fasting , Compassion , Generosity Source: Day1 For the season of Lent, Katharine Jefferts Schori invites us to deepen our Christian practices through the old disciplines of prayer, fasting, alms-giving, and study, with a focus on those beyond our communities. Lent service planning resources Song/Hymn by Mark A. Jefferson http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=198 Song/Hymn by Mark A. Jefferson Topics: Lent , Fasting , Meditation , Obedience Source: The African American Lectionary Sermon resources as well as musical selections for planning a service in Lent by Mark A. Jefferson focusing on Job 2:8 and Daniel 9:3. Lent: A Season for Dominance Sermon (Complete) by Michael Toy https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/lent-season-dominance-lent-1-march-1-2020 Sermon (Complete) by Michael Toy Topics: Lent , Death , Christ , Wilderness Source: Sermons That Work From Romans 5:17 Michael Toy notes that the goal of Lent is not to inflict punishment on ourselves but rather to allow the grace of God to transform us more and more into God’s image. Lent Prayer: A Time for Turning Round Element of Worship by Jan Sutch Pickard https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/lent-prayer-time-for-turning-round.html Element of Worship by Jan Sutch Pickard Topics: Lent , Ash Wednesday , Prayer Source: Re-Worship This prayer for the beginning of Lent calls us into a season of turning around and beginning again, asking for God's guidance on the journey. Mark's Gospel and Lent Commentary/Exegesis by David J. Lose https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1564 Commentary/Exegesis by David J. Lose Topics: Lent , Suffering , Redemption Source: Working Preacher David Lose says that the beginning of Mark's Gospel is a perfect entrance to Lent, reminding us that Jesus came into the world's darkness precisely in order to be joined to our brokenness and redeem it. Lent With Children – Where to Begin? Practical How-To by Adam Waddell https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/lent-with-children-where-to-begin Practical How-To by Adam Waddell Topics: Lent , Repentance , Sin , Temptation Source: Earth and Altar Adam Waddell makes simple catechetical recommendations for teaching children about Lent. As Fred Rogers would remind us, the best way to teach something is to "love it in front of the other person." Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 Article by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=3026 Article by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Lent , Worship Planning , Journey , Worship Source: Working Preacher In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Christian Hope: From Lent to Easter Commentary/Exegesis by John J. Conley http://www.hprweb.com/2014/03/homilies-for-april-2014/ Commentary/Exegesis by John J. Conley Topics: Lent , Lectionary , Easter , Journey Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In his reflections and homilies, John Conley discusses the prominence of themes like Christian hope in the journey out of Lent and into Easter (John 11:1-45, 20:1-9; Matthew 21:1-11). Lent Is Scary; It Hurts Like Hell Article by Brian Volck http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/lent-is-scary-it-hurts-like-hell/ Article by Brian Volck Topics: Lent , Pain , Fear , Sanctification Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on 2 Timothy 1:8-10, Brian Volck uses examples from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia to explain how Lent can cause fear and pain but still gives life. Lent: Call to Worship & Prayer Element of Worship by Chris Heckert https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/lent-1-call-to-worship-prayer.html Element of Worship by Chris Heckert Topics: Lent , Prayer , Temptation of Christ Source: Re-Worship Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer for the first Sunday of Lent. It is based on the baptism and temptation of Christ. Lent in the South Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2007/02/21/lent-in-the-south/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Lent , Repentance , America Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen Freeman reflects on the celebration of lent in the context of growing up in the American South. The Journey of Lent Devotional by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4708/the-journey-of-lent Devotional by Kasey Hitt Topics: Lent , Temptation , Journey , Home Source: Ministry Matters Kasey Hitt offers a meditation, prayer, and reflection for the beginning of Lent, based on the experience of Israel (Exodus 17:4) and Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11) in the wilderness. Lent: How to Find Freedom the Way that Jesus Did Article by Karen Wilk https://www.missioalliance.org/lent-find-freedom-way-jesus/ Article by Karen Wilk Topics: Lent , Freedom Source: Missio Alliance "Observing Lent is about launching into the deep; not as legalism or as a means to win God’s favor but as a way to discover anew freedom in what Christ has done for the whole world." Lent Madness 2014 Article by Tim Schenck http://day1.org/5691-lent_madness_2014 Article by Tim Schenck Topics: Lent , Devotion , Saints Source: Day1 This article includes a link to the Lenten devotional "Lent Madness" along with a description of the devotional and its goal of helping people learn about saints. Lent Displays for Teaching and Worship Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4654/lent-displays-for-teaching-and-worship Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt Topics: Lent , Worship , Art , Worship Planning Source: Ministry Matters This article shares resources for the creation and use of Lent displays to help us encourage each other to participate fully in spiritual disciplines that can help us see the stories with fresh eyes. Restore the Joy of Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/23/day-27-restore-the-joy-of-salvation/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Lent , Joy , Salvation , God's Will Source: The Painted Prayerbook On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits.

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