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Natural Disasters This reflection explores how natural disasters are an intersection of "the average," and "the extraordinary," reflecting how our world is partway sinful and destroyed but also partway extraordinary and redeemed. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Mark Charles Natural Disasters, Sins, and Community It is hard to read Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 today. We no longer wish to blame a community's sins for natural disasters. So how can we apply this text? Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Corrine Carvalho Omniscient God, why the natural disasters? In Angie Mabry-Nauta's reflection on natural disaster, faithful responses would include admitting that we don't know why; lamenting; trusting God; and "offering the ministry of presence." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Twelve | Author: Angie Mabry-Nauta Preaching after Natural Disaster David Lose offers advice on how to preach after a natural disaster, using the the 2010 hurricane that struck Haiti as an example. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: David J. Lose Flight Into Egypt This 2002 painting by John August Swanson depicts the Flight into Egypt from Matthew 2:13-15. Resource type: Image | Source: johnaugustswanson.com Bible, God and Natural Disasters This podcast and article discusses natural disasters and God's involvement in them, suggesting a distinction between moral-order events and cosmic events. It also notes God's plan for the redemption of the world. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Enter the Bible | Author: Terence E. Fretheim Everyday Words and Deeds Have Power "If negative effects can be felt worldwide, isn't it also possible that positive results can be wide-spread as well?" In this article, Jamie Jenkins reflects on the far-reaching consequences of natural disasters...and of a simple smile.... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Jamie Jenkins Comfort in the Wake of National or International Disasters Scott Hoezee, Dave Bast, and Ruth Boven discuss Psalm 46 and how the psalm brings comfort to those in difficult circumstances in human-made and natural disasters. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Groundwork | Author: Ruth Boven I Know Who Holds Tomorrow and Who Holds My Hand Jamie Jenkins' reflection on natural disasters that happened in Japan teaches us that God is not making a point by inflicting pain and loss upon God's children but rather his heart is breaking while witnessing those... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Jamie Jenkins Is God in Control of Natural Disasters? This sermon illustrations shares the results of a poll asking about God's involvement in natural disasters, suggesting that many see natural disasters both as a form of judgement and as an opportunity to help the suffering. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Nicole Neroulias Full Text Hymns on natural disaster Whatever disasters of naturePD
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By-the-Numbers God In this article, Peter Panagore argues against the idea that if we have enough people praying for God to intervene, we can prevent natural disasters and other tragedies. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Peter B Panagore A Prayer for Times of Natural Disaster A Trinitarian prayer adaptable to many situations of natural disaster, recognizing our lack of full understanding and petitioning God that we pray, hear, and help appropriately, not only in this particular time, but at all times. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst Providing Aid During Natural and Manmade Disasters A collection of worship resources including litany, songs, and videos for a service around the theme of natural disaster and responding with aid. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones Newlyweds Endure Disasters A sermon illustration about a young couple who marry and encounter six natural disasters on their honeymoon. Preaching angles include marriage, humor, the stability of faith in Christ, trials and trauma, and creation care/ environmental issues.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today Will I Be Prepared If Disaster Strikes We might not be prepared for disasters but this devotional on Wisdom 6:12-16, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and Matthew 25:1-13 reminds us of our need to remain vigilant and to be prepared for the Second Coming of... Resource type: Devotional | Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection | Author: Douglas Sousa Providing Aid During Natural and Manmade Disasters Resources--sermon outline on Nehemiah 2, video, songs, books, etc--for a service of lament and prayer for providing aid during natural and manmade disasters. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Thomas Grinter Coping with Disaster A sermon guide for Jeremiah 29 by Dawn Chesser, who explores the calling from God to continue living faithfully even in the midst of disaster, just as the Israelites were called to do during their exile. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Dawn Chesser
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