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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... Crisis and Repentance Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/podcasts/brainwave-278-ash-wednesday-february-13-2013 Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Sermon , Community , Repentance Source: Working Preacher This podcast considers texts for Ash Wednesday, suggesting the penitential prayer of repentance from Psalm 51 and the communal crisis from Joel 2 as key preaching themes. Freedom for a daughter of Abraham Commentary/Exegesis by Jeannine K. Brown https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-21-3/commentary-on-luke-1310-17 Commentary/Exegesis by Jeannine K. Brown Topics: Healing , Sabbath , Freedom , God's Deliverance Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Luke 13:10-17, Jeannine Brown observes that Jesus did not reject Torah rulings about work on the Sabbath; rather, he argued from certain necessary allowances of work to the appropriateness of healing a person. Freeing our Hearts from Hyprocrisy Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/epiphany-5a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Illustration by Doug Bratt Topics: Fasting , Hypocrisy , Justice , Morality Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching In this sermon starter, Doug Bratt reflects on Isaiah 58:1-12: God expects our lifestyle to reflect our worship. Those who “fast” in ways that are acceptable to the Lord don’t turn their backs on vulnerable people. The Spiritual Person Commentary/Exegesis by Thomas O'Brien http://www.scriptureincontext.org/2017-february-5-isaiah-581-12-1-corinthians-21-16/ Commentary/Exegesis by Thomas O'Brien Topics: Wisdom , Exile , Spiritual Growth , Justice Source: Scripture in Context Thomas O'Brien offers context, summary, and commentary on Isaiah 58:1-12 and 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, noting Isaiah's call to mercy and justice and the contrast between the spiritual and the unspiritual person in 1 Corinthians. Why We Still Need Confession Commentary/Exegesis by Fairfax F. Fair https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2014-02/why-we-still-need-confession Commentary/Exegesis by Fairfax F. Fair Topics: Confession , God's Will , Sin Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on Isaiah 58, Fairfax Fair names our resistance to confess our sins. In this passage, God directs us to honestly gauge our self-centeredness—our myopia—and see beyond ourselves to the obedience that God wants. Your Ancient Ruins Shall Be Rebuilt Commentary/Exegesis by Shauna Hannan https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ordinary-21-3/commentary-on-isaiah-589b-14 Commentary/Exegesis by Shauna Hannan Topics: Sabbath , Exile , Renewal , Justice Source: Working Preacher Noting that Isaiah 58:9-14 was written to Israelites returned from exile, Shauna Hannan suggests interpreting the passage from the standpoint of actual refugees or at least some perspective other than one's own. Litany of Commitment: Justice in Gratitude to God Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/litany-of-commitment-isaiah-58-1-9.html Element of Worship Topics: Gratitude , Justice , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a litany of response and commitment inspired by Isaiah 58:1-9 that commits to lives of justice in gratitude to God. Prayer of Commitment: God's Justice Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/01/isaiah-586.html Element of Worship Topics: Prayer , Injustice , Justice , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of commitment inspired by Isaiah 58:6 that asks God to instil in us a sense of God's justice. Feed the Children Children's Sermon by Anonymous https://www.sermons4kids.com/feedthechildren.html Children's Sermon by Anonymous Topics: Oppression , Offering , Bread , Children Source: Sermons 4 Kids This children's sermon on Isaiah 58:10 encourages children to care for the needy in the world by sharing what they have with others. Prayer Reflection: Unsatisfied Element of Worship by Rachel G. Hackenberg https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2017/01/prayer-reflection-unsatisfied.html Element of Worship by Rachel G. Hackenberg Topics: Prayer , Rest , Worship Planning Source: Re-Worship This poem is a prayerful reflection adapted from Isaiah 58:2-3 that considers rest. Apostle at my door Article by Mitchell Hay https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2012-02/apostle-my-door Article by Mitchell Hay Topics: Offering , God's Love , Faith , Salt Source: The Christian Century "Fully, unreservedly, Daniel was willing to give all of himself to be salt and light." Mitchell Hay shares a story of an unusual stranger who lived out Jesus's words in Matthew 5:13-20. The true fast Sermon Starter/Outline by Fairfax F. Fair https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-01/sunday-february-9-2014 Sermon Starter/Outline by Fairfax F. Fair Topics: Lent , Fasting , Justice Source: The Christian Century Fairfax F. Fair presents Isaiah 58:1-9a as a caution to Christians nearing Lent. Ashes should serve not as pious symbols, but as reminders that the true fast ("loosing the bonds of injustice") is yet incomplete. Full Text Hymns on lent Create in Me a Clean HeartPD
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Good People Keep Good Rules Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2015/08/year-b-proper-17-22nd-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Prayer , Children , Law , Ten Commandments Source: Worshiping With Children This blog post gives pointers for teaching children from Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalms 15, 45:1-2, 6-9; 51; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; and James 1:17-27, and offers resources for planning worship. Teaching Children Sin and Forgiveness Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2016/08/year-c-proper-19-24th-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Sin , Confession , Repentance , Conversion Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown shares a collection of children's activities and lessons for Scriptures related to sin and forgiveness. Children will learn about confession, repentance, and God's discipline as an acts of love. David's Sin Commentary/Exegesis by Brent A. Strawn https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/david-and-bathsheba/commentary-on-2-samuel-121-9-psalm-511-9 Commentary/Exegesis by Brent A. Strawn Topics: Forgiveness , Compassion , Mercy , David Source: Working Preacher Commentary on 2 Samuel 12:1-9 and Psalm 51:1-9. When his sin is revealed, David is quick to confess and accept the consequences. Prayer of Confession: Our Faulty Fast Element of Worship https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/01/prayer-of-confession-our-faulty-fast.html Element of Worship Topics: Prayer , Fast , Justice , Social Justice Source: Re-Worship This is a prayer of confession that uses the biblical metaphor of fast, and is inspired by the prophesy for justice in Isaiah 58:1-9. Presenting Sin and Repentance to Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-c-proper-19-24th-sunday-in.html Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Love , Repentance , Sin , Children Source: Worshiping With Children These children's resources for Exodus 32:7-14; Psalms 14, 51; Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Luke 15:1-10; Acts 9:1-22; and 1 Timothy 1:12-17 focus on the ideas of sin and repentance. In Secret Commentary/Exegesis by Stephen Hultgren https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/ash-wednesday/commentary-on-matthew-61-6-16-21-8 Commentary/Exegesis by Stephen Hultgren Topics: Prayer , Fasting , Piety Source: Working Preacher Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 warns against showing one’s piety before others; encouraging one to exercise it in secret, so as to receive a reward from God. God Creates Clean Hearts Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/narrative-lectionary/david/commentary-on-1-samuel-161-13-psalm-511-10 Sermon Starter/Outline by Rolf Jacobson Topics: David , Repentance Source: Working Preacher Rolf Jacobson's commentary for preaching 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and Psalm 51:1-10 emphasizes David, a key figure for understanding both the New and Old Testament. The connection between his anointing and Psalm 51 is David's heart. Prayer: Isaiah 58 Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/praying-isaiah-58.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Ash Wednesday , Prayer , Repentance Source: Re-Worship This prayer is based on Isaiah 58 and intended for use in Lent. This prayer asks God to lead us through a season of contemplation, that we may repent of our sins.