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 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. 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. Biblical Preaching and the Sacraments Sermon Starter/Outline by Kathryn M Schifferdecker https://www.workingpreacher.org/worship/biblical-preaching-and-the-sacraments Sermon Starter/Outline 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. 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 Element of Worship by Harlan Van Oordt https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2016/11/02/sacraments-sustain-weak-faith/ Element of 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. Sacrament of the Altar Image by Martin Luther http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=138994 Image by Martin Luther Topics: Sacraments , Eucharist , Art , Martin Luther Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts a group of believers participating in the Communion, also known as the Sacrament of the Altar and the Eucharist. Scripture Catechism: Salvation and the Sacraments Article by Matthew Henry https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/ccc/mh_sc09.cfm Article 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. Confession: "The Forgotten Sacrament" Article by Bill Olnhausen https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/frbill/176-confession-the-forgotten-sacrament/ Article by Bill Olnhausen Topics: Sacraments , Confession , Repentance Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Bill Olnhausen introduces and explains the Sacrament of Repentance to both worshippers and clergy. Do Sacraments Matter? Element of Worship by Daniel Den Boer https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2016/11/01/do-sacraments-matter/ Element of 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. Preaching as Sacrament of the Word Element of Worship by Samuel D Giere https://www.workingpreacher.org/theology-and-interpretation/preaching-as-sacrament-of-the-word Element of Worship by Samuel D Giere Topics: Sacraments , Preaching , Sermon , Dietrich Bonhoeffer Source: Working Preacher Reflecting on the idea of preaching as sacrament, Samuel Giere writes that "the ultimate call of the Christian preacher is not to speak about Christ but to speak Christ." 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." Sacramented Words Element of Worship by Scott E Hoezee https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2008/sacramented-words Element of Worship by Scott E 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. Full Text Hymns on Sacraments O Sacrament Most Holy©
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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. 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. Untouchable Sacraments Article by Daniel Meeter https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2020/05/12/untouchable-sacraments/ Article by Daniel Meeter Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Sign Source: The Twelve How do we celebrate the sacraments during COVID-19 without touching? Daniel Meeter considers this question about baptism and Holy Communion, and looks forward when the signs can be celebrated in all their wonder. Church Polity and Online Sacraments in the Christian Reformed Church Article by Kathleen S Hofman Smith https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/church-polity-and-online-sacraments-in-the-christian-reformed-church Article by Kathleen S Hofman Smith Topics: Lord’s Supper Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Kathy Smith reflects on the administration of sacraments amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, advises Christian Reformed churches to practice pastoral flexibility while still abiding by church polity, and provides a historical example from World War II. Worship Ideas on the Sacrament of Baptism Practical How-To by Howard D Vanderwell http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-ideas-on-the-sacrament-of-baptism Practical How-To 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. The Family: Expanded Sacrament Article by John McDermott http://www.hprweb.com/2015/09/the-family-expanded-sacrament/ Article by John McDermott Topics: Sacraments , Sexuality , Family , Marriage Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Describing the sacrament of marriage as a means of participating in divine love, this article by John McDermott discusses the manifestation of love through commitment, self-emptying, procreation and family. The Lord's Supper as Welcoming Sacrament? Reversing the Sequence of the Sacraments Article by Gregg A Mast https://perspectivesjournal.org/posts/the-lords-supper-as-welcoming-sacrament-reversing-the-sequence-of-the-sacraments/ Article by Gregg A Mast Topics: Sacraments , Baptism , Lord’s Supper , Lord's Table Source: Reformed Journal Four articles by Gregg Mast, Sue Rozeboom, Renee House, and Jack Van Marion, share personal experience and views on the emerging practice of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper as a feast of welcome and hospitality.... Complementarity of the Sacraments of Marriage and the Eucharist Article by Francis Etheredge https://www.hprweb.com/2015/10/do-it-yourself-or-vocation-coincidence-or-providence/ Article by Francis Etheredge Topics: Marriage , Eucharist , Love Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article discusses the complementarity of the sacraments of marriage and eucharist, each leading to the other in so far as they belong together as an expression of Love.