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The Bad News is Part of the Good News Article by Fleming Rutledge http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2013/04/19/april-18-2003-interview-with-rev-fleming-rutledge/18886/ Article by Fleming Rutledge Topics: Easter , Good Friday , Resurrection , Suffering Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. A Blessing in the Ashes Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2016/02/08/ash-wednesday-a-blessing-in-the-ashes/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L. Richardson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Blessing , Family , Grief Source: The Painted Prayerbook Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands. A Theory of Jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Article by Eric Schwitzgebel Topics: Carelessness , Folly , Presumption , Pride Source: Aeon Magazine Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Season of Lent Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=72 Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery Topics: Lent , Grace , Sermon Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Ash Wednesday Worship Element of Worship by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-worship Element of Worship by Debra Rienstra Topics: Ash Wednesday , Lent , Repentance , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Is Peace on Earth Possible? Article by Chris Schoon https://www.thebanner.org/columns/2020/01/is-peace-on-earth-possible Article by Chris Schoon Topics: Peace Source: The Banner After Advent and Christmas are finished, what do we do with the promises for peace on earth? Chris Schoon offers a challenge to stay aware of our rebellion and work for peace. Earth Day: Commentary on Psalm 24:1-2 Commentary/Exegesis by Christopher Michael Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=404 Commentary/Exegesis by Christopher Michael Jones Topics: Worship , Creation , Sermon , World Source: The African American Lectionary Based on Psalm 24:1-2, Christopher Michael Jones provides commentary, examples, and context to how these verses can help the church celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day Service Outline http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=266 Service Outline Topics: Creation , Liturgy , Music , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary A collection of worship resources including responsive readings, songs and hymns for celebrating Earth Day, focusing on the theme of "Mobilize the Earth." Earth Sunday with Children Article by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2012/03/year-b-third-sunday-of-easter-april-22.html Article by Carolyn Brown Topics: Earth , Goodness of God , Creation , God's Love Source: Worshiping With Children By reflecting on Psalm 4; Luke 24:36; Acts 3, 4:1-22; and 1 John 3:1-7 for Earth Sunday, this resource focuses on God's genuine love and care for his people and creation. It provides ideas for songs,... Earth Day and Lent Sermon (Complete) by Michael Schut https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/todays-scripture-readings-easter-3-c-2010 Sermon (Complete) by Michael Schut Topics: Earth , Creation , Environment , Stewardship Source: Sermons That Work In this Earth Day sermon on Psalm 30, Michael Schut uses many Scripture passages to reflect on the relationship between Christians, creation, and the calling for humanity to take care of the Earth. Resurrection Apprehension Article by Louis E. Lotz https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1991/resurrection-apprehension-lots-ideas-calm-those-easter-sermon-fears Article by Louis E. Lotz Topics: Easter , Preaching , Sermon Source: Reformed Worship Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension. Louis E. Lotz helps calm Easter sermon fears by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Element of Worship by St. John Chrysostom https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1999/paschal-sermon-st-john-chrysostom-4th-century-sermon-still-preached-every-east Element of Worship by St. John Chrysostom Topics: Easter , Ecumenism , Preaching , Sermon Source: Reformed Worship A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Full Text Hymns on earth O God of Earth and AltarPD
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Sights and Sounds of Lent Drama by Bernard J. Haan, Jr. https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1997/sights-and-sounds-lent-childrens-meditations-season Drama by Bernard J. Haan, Jr. Topics: Lent , Children/youth , Sermon , Children Source: Reformed Worship Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. Here are children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more. Earth Day: Commentary Sermon Starter/Outline by Earl D. Trent, Jr. http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=266 Sermon Starter/Outline by Earl D. Trent, Jr. Topics: Stewardship , Creation , Community , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This commentary is for an Earth Day worship service. Earl D. Trent, Jr. presents this commentary on Psalm 148:3-10 where he includes a liturgical moment description, a biblical interpretation, and other resources. ‘Earth in Easter’ (poem) Poetry by Christopher Villiers http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/159762008840/earth-in-easter-poem Poetry by Christopher Villiers Topics: Earth , Easter , Resurrection , Parable Source: Global Worship The sonnet ‘Earth in Easter’ by Christopher Villiers, with the theme of the glory of the earth coming back to life in spring. Earth Day Children's Sermon https://www.sermons4kids.com/earth_day_renee_gorby.htm Children's Sermon Topics: Creation , World , Praise , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This children's sermon on Genesis 2:15 uses a globe and a flower to help explain Earth Day, and to provide opportunity to praise God for the goodness of the creation. All the earth will praise Devotional by Susan Butterworth https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-easter-5-c-2019 Devotional by Susan Butterworth Topics: Praise , Gentiles , Glory , Vision Source: Episcopal Church Susan Butterworth writes a Bible study on the expansion of the church to Gentiles in Acts 11:1-18; all the earth praising God in Psalm 148; John’s vision in Revelation 21:1-6; and Jesus’ glorification in John 13:31-35. Earth and All Stars Sermon Illustration by Krista Lovell http://storypath.upsem.edu/earth-and-all-stars/ Sermon Illustration by Krista Lovell Topics: Earth , Work , Praise , God Source: Storypath Krista Lovell reviews Earth & All Stars, a children's story based on the eponymous 1964 hymn text. Lovell notes the major theological themes, particularly the notion that all things can inspire us to praise God. Earth Day: Commentary on Genesis 1 Sermon Illustration by Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=145 Sermon Illustration by Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. Topics: Stewardship , Creation , Preaching , World Source: The African American Lectionary Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. offers a commentary on Genesis 1 for Earth Day in the African American Lectionary. The text calls us to be faithful stewards of this beautiful earth—God’s gift to humanity. Saints in Heaven and Earth One Family Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/saints-in-heaven-and-earth-one-family Sermon (Complete) by Charles H. Spurgeon Topics: Earth , Family , Heaven , Christ Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon after the death of a beloved church member, Charles Spurgeon acknowledges grief and also finds comfort in knowing that the saints in heaven and those on earth are one family (Ephesians 3:15).

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