Resources on Sacraments

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Topical Study on Sacraments Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and invisible grace. Preaching on the gospel sacraments (baptism and the Lord's Supper) helps people understand their significance as the visible Word, the gospel in material form, the "handles" of faith for embodied people. Other Christian communions, such as Roman Catholic and... Sacraments are the Kisses of God Article by Mark Shea https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2020/04/sacraments-are-the-kisses-of-god.html Article by Mark Shea Topics: Grace , Catholic , Easter , Bishop Source: Patheos - Catholicism A post by Mark Shea, who contemplates Easter without access to the sacraments because of the COVID pandemic. Shea says that sacraments are "sure encounters with [God's] grace, not as the sole encounters with his grace." Sacraments for the Christian Life Article by Ellen T Charry http://www.religion-online.org/article/sacraments-for-the-christian-life/ Article by Ellen T Charry Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Eucharist Source: Religion Online Ellen T. Charry shares that Christians need to be re-Christianized, to have their true identity in Christ made palpable. The sacraments embody this. Sacramented Words Article by Scott Hoezee https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2008/sacramented-words Article by Scott Hoezee Topics: Sacraments , Preaching , Lord’s Supper , Worship Planning Source: Reformed Worship In this article, Scott Hoezee reflects on the mutually reinforcing relationship between Word and sacrament and reminds us that the sacrament cannot be celebrated in isolation from the Word. Sacraments After the Pandemic…Business as Usual? Article by Jim Sabak https://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2020/05/20/sacraments-after-the-pandemic-business-as-usual/ Article by Jim Sabak Topics: Sacraments Source: Pray Tell This Catholic article reflects on how the practise and understanding of the sacraments has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and suggests ways that might be good and bad for returning to in-person celebrations. An unheard-of greeting: The Annunciation Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Zachary Guiliano https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2017/03/25/an-unheard-of-greeting-the-annunciation/ Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Zachary Guiliano Topics: Advent , Grace , Incarnation , Mary Source: The Living Church Zachary Guiliano shares an excerpt from the Venerable Bede’s homily on the Annunciation from Luke 1:26-38. Mary was “overshadowed” in the sacrament of the Lord’s incarnation, filled with Christ’s divine presence cloaked in humanity. The Sacrament of Matrimony Needs Urgent Pastoral Attention Article about Church Leadership by Lazar Arasu https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefont/2021/09/the-sacrament-of-matrimony-needs-urgent-pastoral-attention/ Article about Church Leadership by Lazar Arasu Topics: Sacraments , Family , Marriage , Society Source: Patheos - Catholicism In this Catholic article, Lazar Arasu notes how the institution of marriage is in serious crisis, and uses Romans 12:2 to call church leaders to help and encourage couples to "undertake this sacrament." Acts and Sacraments Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Zachary Guiliano https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2018/04/09/acts-and-sacraments/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Zachary Guiliano Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Goodness , Church Source: The Living Church The Church renews us with temporal sacraments and sketches of heavenly things. Guiliano shares a few excerpts from the Venerable Bede’s Commentary on Acts for reflection. Sacraments Sustain Weak Faith Article by Harlan Van Oordt https://reformedjournal.com/posts/sacraments-sustain-weak-faith/ Article by Harlan Van Oordt Topics: Sacraments , Faith , John Calvin Source: Reformed Journal This article considers the purpose of the sacraments, suggesting that sacraments are gifts to sustain our weak faith. They help us believe. They enable us to hold fast to the truth, despite the challenges of life. Sacraments Sustain Weak Faith Article about Worship by Harlan Van Oordt https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2016/11/02/sacraments-sustain-weak-faith/ Article about Worship by Harlan Van Oordt Topics: Sacraments , Faith , Grace Source: Reformed Journal This article offers an overview of the sacraments from a Reformed perspective citing both Augustine and Calvin. Sacraments are visible signs of an invisible grace that sustain our faith and reminds us who we are. The Confusion of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament Article about Worship by Drew Nathaniel Keane https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2019/02/20/take-eat-the-confusion-of-benediction-of-the-blessed-sacrament/ Article about Worship by Drew Nathaniel Keane Source: The Living Church An article putting forward the author's arguments against the practice of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in an Anglican context: it "risks confusion and implies things that appear to run contrary to our profession." Sacrament of the Last Supper Artwork by Salvador Dali https://bibleodyssey.org/tools/image-gallery/l/last-supper-dali Artwork by Salvador Dali Topics: Sacraments , Lord’s Supper Source: Bible Odyssey This 1955 painting by Salvador Dali depicts the Sacrament of the Last Supper. Do Sacraments Matter? Article about Worship by Daniel Den Boer https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2016/11/01/do-sacraments-matter/ Article about Worship by Daniel Den Boer Topics: Sacraments , Body of Christ , Eucharist , Theology Source: Reformed Journal Daniel Den Boer asks "What relevance can sacraments have in the real issues facing the church and Western society?" He reflects on how taking the sacrament of communion forms our identity in the crucified Christ. Full Text Hymns on Sacraments The seven sacramentsPD
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The Sacraments Article https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/sacraments/ Article Topics: Water , Bread , Baptism , God's Presence Source: Presbyterian Church Mission This article summarizes the meaning of baptism and the Lord's Supper, the two sacraments recognized in the Reformed tradition. They are "signs of the real presence and power of Christ in the Church." Scripture Catechism: Salvation and the Sacraments Article about Preaching by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc09.cfm Article about Preaching by Matthew Henry Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Lord’s Prayer , Prayer 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. The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Needed Sacrament Article by James Stagg https://www.hprweb.com/2021/05/the-sacrament-of-reconciliation-the-needed-sacrament/ Article by James Stagg Topics: Sacraments , Confession Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review In this Catholic article, James Stagg explains how the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is the entry point to the other sacraments, because it seeks to return the soul to a sinless status. The Sacrament of Baptism Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2014/12/year-b-baptism-of-lord-first-sunday.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn C Brown Topics: Baptism , Worship , Children , Baptism of Christ Source: Worshiping With Children The Baptism of the Lord offers an opportunity to explore the sacrament of baptism with worshipers of all ages. Here are practical ways to remember baptism using Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Mark 1:4-11 and Acts 19:1-7. Worship Ideas on the Sacrament of Baptism Article about Worship by Howard D Vanderwell http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-ideas-on-the-sacrament-of-baptism Article about Worship by Howard D Vanderwell Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Liturgy , Grace Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article by Howard Vanderwell and Norma de Waal Malefyt explores the meaning of baptism as a sacrament and offers practical suggestions for rejuvenating a church's baptism liturgy. Evangelism and Sacraments Article by Sue A Rozeboom https://reformedjournal.com/posts/evangelism-and-sacraments-telling-well-the-story/ Article by Sue A Rozeboom Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Evangelism , Witness Source: Reformed Journal This article considers evangelism and the sacraments, suggesting that the sacraments themselves, in their celebration, seal to God’s people their evangelistic mission, appointing and summoning, renewing and encouraging them in it. Biblical Preaching and the Sacraments Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/biblical-preaching-and-the-sacraments Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Kathryn M Schifferdecker Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Lord’s Supper , Preaching Source: Working Preacher Katheryn M. Schifferdecker considers several occasions and texts that lend themselves to preaching about the sacraments of Baptism and Communion. Why the Holy Sacraments? Sermon Preparation or Illustration by James V Brownson https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/why-the-holy-sacraments Sermon Preparation or Illustration by James V Brownson Topics: Sacraments , Scripture , Spirit Source: Groundwork In this podcast, Scott Hoezee, David Bast, and guest James Brownson, discuss the meaning and purpose of the Sacraments, how it relates to our bodies, our souls, and our communal identity.