Resources on Ordinance

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Topical Study on Ordinance Preferring the term "ordinance" to "sacrament" describes a major difference in how some churches understand what happens in baptism and the Lord's Supper. Many Baptist, free church, and evangelical circles call these rites ordinances because they are actions the Lord told us to do as symbolic reenactments of the gospel... Practicing the Ordinances in a Pandemic Article by Bill Riedel https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/practicing-ordinances-pandemic/ Article by Bill Riedel Topics: Lord’s Supper , Baptism , Church Source: The Gospel Coalition Amid COVID-19 concerns, Bill Riedel argues that the church never shuts down--including baptism and the Lord's Supper--even when our ability to gather physically has been suspended. Practicing the Ordinances in a Pandemic Article by Bill Riedel https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/practicing-ordinances-pandemic/ Article by Bill Riedel Topics: Lord’s Supper , Sacraments , Baptism Source: The Gospel Coalition In this article, Bill Riedel considers administering the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper online during the COVID-19 pandemic and argues that there is Biblical precedence for flexibility. The Remembrance of Christ Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-remembrance-of-christ Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Love , Blood , Bread , Christ Source: The Spurgeon Center This sermon by Charles H. Spurgeon on 1 Corinthians 11:24 reflects on the implications of remembering (and forgetting) Christ. Spurgeon invites listeners to remember Christ's sacrifice through solemn participation in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper.... Baptism and the Lord’s Supper Article by Michael J Clingenpeel https://www.faithandleadership.com/content/baptism-and-the-lord%E2%80%99s-supper-best-practices-for-worship-and-preaching Article by Michael J Clingenpeel Topics: Baptism , Lord’s Supper , Community Source: Faith and Leadership Whether you view them as sacraments or ordinances, baptism and communion have meaning because the church is a community, says Michael J. Clingenpeel. We tell the sacred story together as a community of memory and hope. Facing the Muzak Sermon Illustration by Charles W Colson http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=3211 Sermon Illustration by Charles W Colson Topics: Justice , Quotations , Grace , Humor Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching This sermon illustration uses a judge's unorthodox but humorous punishment for teenagers violating noise ordinances to demonstrate a system of justice that contrasts Christ's system of forgiveness through grace alone. Daring to be Different Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M Humphrey https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alampfortoday/2017/09/29/daring-different-blog-podcast-seventeenth-sunday-pentecost-second-luke-feast-day-apostle-ananias/ Commentary/Exegesis by Edith M Humphrey Topics: Holiness , Witness Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this commentary from the Orthodox tradition, Edith Humphrey shows how our faith calls us to be different by using Exodus 29:36-46, Isaiah 52:9-11, Ezekiel 36:25-28, Ezekiel 37:26-28, Luke 6:31-36, and 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1. Scripture Catechism: Salvation and the Sacraments Article by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc09.cfm Article by Matthew Henry Topics: Baptism , Lord’s Prayer , Prayer , Matthew Henry Source: Blue Letter Bible Sections from Matthew Henry's "Scripture Catechism" concerning salvation and the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper. Arranged in a question-and-answer format that offer Scriptural references for each answer, it's useful for teaching new converts. Christian Baptism Sermon (Complete) by Hugh Stowell Brown https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/christian-baptism Sermon (Complete) by Hugh Stowell Brown Topics: Baptism , Christ , Christian , Lord’s Supper Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Colossians 2:12, Hugh Stowell Brown explains why baptists believe that immersion is the only valid method of baptism, and that believers in Christ are the only legitimate recipients of baptism. Baptism and Profound Intellectual Disability Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/188179.pdf Study Guide by Robert B Kruschwitz Topics: Baptism , Sacraments , Lord’s Supper , Differing Abilities Source: The Christian Reflection Project Robert Kruschwitz offers a study guide on whether people with profound intellectual disability can be baptized and admitted to the Lord's Supper. It is intended for churches where believer's baptism is the norm. Praying and Waiting Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/praying-and-waiting Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Faith , Prayer , Waiting , Assurance Source: The Spurgeon Center 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon notes that John provides three ascents to God: the first is the full assurance of faith; the second is firm belief in prayer; the third, belief in God's answer to prayer. Kids and Rules Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/09/year-proper-22-27th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: World Communion Sunday , Commandments , Ten Commandments , Law Source: Worshiping With Children A collection of children's resources by Carolyn Brown that help children explore the Ten Commandments, as well as various passages that relate the people of God to a vineyard. Sweeter than Honey Devotional by Marcus Hong http://iym.ptsem.edu/canticles10/ Devotional by Marcus Hong Topics: Love , Law , Relationship , Glory Source: The Institute for Youth Ministry - Princeton Theological Seminary Reflecting on Psalm 19, Marcus Hong says that "the psalmist delights in God’s law because in that law the psalmist is constantly reminded of his relationship with God." Full Text Hymns on Ordinance Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls InspirePD
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Abram’s Call; or, Half-way and All the Way Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/abrams-call-or-half-way-and-all-the-way Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Obedience , Calling , Calling/Vocation Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon, Charles Spurgeon preaches on Genesis 11:31 and 12:5 and makes the points that Abraham only half obeyed God, Abraham's call may seem unusual, and this call results in being on special ground. Holy Pentecost: Water, Light and Living Words Sermon Starter/Outline https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/alampfortoday/2016/06/17/holy-pentecost-water-light-living-words/ Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Pentecost , Light , Water , Words Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this sermon starter and commentary from the Orthodox tradition on Genesis 11:1-10, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Joel 2:28-32, John 7:37-52, 8:12, and Acts 2:1-11, Edith Humphrey reflects on the pentecost themes of water, light, and living words. Consecration to God - Illustrated by Abraham’s Circumcision Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/consecration-to-god-illustrated-by-abrahams-circumcision Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Baptism , Covenant , God's Will , Illustration Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on Genesis 17:1,2 regarding God's covenant with Abraham, C.H. Spurgeon notes that "A man is not saved by his holiness, but he becomes holy because he is already saved." God's Ten Rules Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2011/09/year-proper-22-27th-sunday-in-ordinary.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Ten Commandments , World Communion Sunday , Worship Planning Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown explores child-inclusive ways to celebrate World Communion Sunday and teach Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalms 19; 80:7-15, Isaiah 5:1-7, Matthew 21:33-46, and Philippians 3:4-14 in congregational worship. The Formation of Priests: Knowledge and Sanctity Article by George V Murry https://www.hprweb.com/2013/09/the-formation-of-priests-knowledge-and-sanctity/ Article by George V Murry Topics: Priest , Priesthood Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic essay argues that the historic concern for good priests assumes that the Church has needed, and continues to need, effective seminaries and programs of formation. ‘That they may be one’: Longing for Christian unity Article by Bryan Owen https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2016/05/20/18289/ Article by Bryan Owen Topics: Ecumenism , Unity , Divisions , Scandal Source: The Living Church In this essay Bryan Owen reflects on the pain of the divisions between Christians and the hope that remains, even for those serious about denominational commitments, that Jesus's prayer for unity will one day be fulfilled. Scripture Catechism: Redeemed from Our Failures Article by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc08.cfm Article by Matthew Henry Topics: Repentance , Sin , Coveting , Law Source: Blue Letter Bible Sections from Matthew Henry's "Scripture Catechism" concerning the commandments, our failure to follow them, and our redemption from the wages of this failure. Arranged in a question-and-answer format that offer Scriptural references for each answer. "Pray Without Ceasing" Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/pray-without-ceasing Sermon (Complete) by Charles H Spurgeon Topics: Prayer , Rejoicing , Thanksgiving , Silence Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon Charles Spurgeon discusses what it means to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and offers suggestions for how to do so effectively.