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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... Lent and the Psalms of Ascent Article by Carol Hochhalter https://www.reformedworship.org/blog/lent-and-psalms-ascent Article by Carol Hochhalter Topics: Lent , Psalms , Pilgrimage Source: Reformed Worship This article is on Lent being our annual pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the passion of Jesus Christ. On this journey the Psalms of Ascent can keep us moving and give perspective to get through gray days. Lent: How to Find Freedom the Way that Jesus Did Article by Karen Wilk https://www.missioalliance.org/lent-find-freedom-way-jesus/ Article by Karen Wilk Topics: Lent , Freedom Source: Missio Alliance "Observing Lent is about launching into the deep; not as legalism or as a means to win God’s favor but as a way to discover anew freedom in what Christ has done for the whole world." Lent service planning resources Song/Hymn by Mark A Jefferson http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=198 Song/Hymn by Mark A Jefferson Topics: Lent , Fasting , Meditation , Obedience Source: The African American Lectionary Sermon resources as well as musical selections for planning a service in Lent by Mark A. Jefferson focusing on Job 2:8 and Daniel 9:3. Lent: Call to Worship & Prayer Element of Worship by Chris Heckert https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/lent-1-call-to-worship-prayer.html Element of Worship by Chris Heckert Topics: Lent , Prayer , Temptation of Christ Source: Re-Worship Here’s a call to worship and opening prayer for the first Sunday of Lent. It is based on the baptism and temptation of Christ. Lent and Light and Love Prevailing Article by Kae Evensen https://www.workingpreacher.org/columnist/lent-and-light-and-love-prevailing Article by Kae Evensen Topics: Lent , Preaching , Grace , God's Love Source: Working Preacher "We are sinner and saint, broken and redeemed, we are unlovable and unbelievably loved." In this article, Kae Evensen calls fellow preachers to proclaim a love and grace that precedes us for this season of Lent.... Lent Is Scary; It Hurts Like Hell Article by Brian Volck http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/lent-is-scary-it-hurts-like-hell/ Article by Brian Volck Topics: Lent , Pain , Fear , Sanctification Source: Ekklesia Project In this reflection on 2 Timothy 1:8-10, Brian Volck uses examples from C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia to explain how Lent can cause fear and pain but still gives life. Lent in the South Article by Stephen Freeman https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/2007/02/21/lent-in-the-south/ Article by Stephen Freeman Topics: Lent , Repentance , America Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Fr. Stephen Freeman reflects on the celebration of lent in the context of growing up in the American South. Lending and Collateral Commentary/Exegesis by Bob Stallman https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/exodus-and-work/israel-at-mount-sinai-exodus-191-4038/instructions-about-work-exodus-201-17-and-211-239/case-laws-in-the-book-of-the-covenant-exodus-211-2333/lending-and-collateral-exodus-2225-27 Commentary/Exegesis by Bob Stallman Topics: Poverty , Social Justice Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Studying the lending laws in ancient Israel (found in Exodus 22:25-27) helps us consider how to pursue justice for the poor and oppressed of today. Pastoral Prayer: Beginning Lent Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/pastoral-prayer-lent-1-b.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Prayer , Temptation , Word of God Source: Re-Worship Lent Prayer/Call to Worship emphasizing Jesus' temptation in the wilderness and our temptations, the need for new life and hearing the voices of those in need, and the Word of God, Christ Jesus. Lent Madness 2014 Article by Tim Schenck http://day1.org/5691-lent_madness_2014 Article by Tim Schenck Topics: Lent , Devotion , Saints Source: Day1 This article includes a link to the Lenten devotional "Lent Madness" along with a description of the devotional and its goal of helping people learn about saints. Lent Displays for Teaching and Worship Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4654/lent-displays-for-teaching-and-worship Practical How-To by Kasey Hitt Topics: Lent , Worship , Art , Worship Planning Source: Ministry Matters This article shares resources for the creation and use of Lent displays to help us encourage each other to participate fully in spiritual disciplines that can help us see the stories with fresh eyes. Lent Audio/Video by The Fuller Studio https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/liturgical-meditation-lent/ Audio/Video by The Fuller Studio Topics: Lent , Liturgy , Spirituality, piety, devotion , Fasting Source: Fuller Studio This video with audio in Spanish evokes the expectant lament of Lent through the arid landscapes of the Salton Sea and Imperial Sand Dunes, with scripture drawn from Isaiah 58. 8 meditations on Lent Article by Jordan Hillebert https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2017/03/11/8-meditations-on-lent/ Article by Jordan Hillebert Topics: Lent , Prayer , Repentance , Reverence Source: The Living Church "Lent is a voice crying in the wilderness, a finger stabbing in the direction of Golgotha." Jordan Hillebert shares eight brief meditations on Lent. Restore the Joy of Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/03/23/day-27-restore-the-joy-of-salvation/ Commentary/Exegesis by Jan L Richardson Topics: Lent , Joy , Salvation , God's Will Source: The Painted Prayerbook On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits. The Journey of Lent Devotional by Kasey Hitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4708/the-journey-of-lent Devotional by Kasey Hitt Topics: Lent , Temptation , Journey , Home Source: Ministry Matters Kasey Hitt offers a meditation, prayer, and reflection for the beginning of Lent, based on the experience of Israel (Exodus 17:4) and Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11) in the wilderness. The Mind of Christ in Lent Article by Marion L Soards https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4539/the-mind-of-christ-in-lent Article by Marion L Soards Topics: Lent , Preaching Source: Ministry Matters This introduction to Lent sees Lent as an unbroken chain of days that links us to and makes us one with the apostolic Church and its experience of the saving Christ-event. Lent Commentary/Exegesis by J Kameron Carter http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=312 Commentary/Exegesis by J Kameron Carter Topics: Lent , Fasting , Worship Planning , Sermon Source: The African American Lectionary In this sermon starter, J. Kameron Carter looks at Daniel 1:8-21 and reflects on the significance of the Lenten season. The text gives us a glimpse of what the season is about—a season of anticipation. Lent, "Hamilton" Style Devotional by Carolyn Pirtle https://churchlifejournal.nd.edu/articles/lent-hamilton-style/ Devotional by Carolyn Pirtle Topics: Lent , Music , Discipleship , Discipline Source: Church Life Journal In this Lenten devotional, Carolyn Pirtle explores two pieces of advice offered in the musical "Hamilton," as recommended practices during Lent: "Talk less" and "smile more." Lent: 40 Days of Embracing Compassion Practical How-To by Global Christian Worship http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/111010653045/lent-40-days-of-embracing-compassion Practical How-To by Global Christian Worship Topics: Lent , Easter , Hope , Fasting Source: Global Worship During Lent the staff of Women of Hope International will practice Isaiah 58 and fast in order to “….loose the bonds of wickedness… and to share your bread with the hungry…” Lent Call to Worship Element of Worship by Sojourn Music https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/call-to-worship-litany-for-lent.html Element of Worship by Sojourn Music Topics: Lent , Worship , Isaiah Source: Re-Worship A call to worship litany for Lent based on Isaiah 43:19-21, inspired by aspects of God's provision, mercy, and care for the Israelites while in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt.