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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 Preaching after Natural Disaster After a hurricane struck Haiti in 2010, David Lose offered the following advice on how to preach after a natural disaster: be honest, see God at work, remember God's promises, and look to the future. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: David J. Lose 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 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 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 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 Eleven Tips for Responding to Children’s Fears and Concerns Following a Disaster Parents, teachers, and caregivers are the key to helping children work through their feelings following a disaster. These eleven tips encourage prayer, dialogue, structure, and self-expression. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Melanie C. Gordon Full Text Hymns on natural disaster Whatever disasters of naturePD
Touch the Earth LightlyPD
The Lord Has Promised Good to Us©
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Coping with Disaster In this sermon starter, Dawn Chesser 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 Providing Aid During Natural and Manmade Disasters This sermon starter and commentary on Nehemiah 2 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a service around the theme of natural disaster and responding with aid. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Michelle Riley Jones 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 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 Lament in Response to Disaster This sermon starter is part of the "After the Disaster" sermon series. Dawn Chesser encourages corporate and personal lament as the appropriate first step in responding to loss and disaster. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dawn Chesser Providing Aid During Natural and Human-made Disasters Sermon outline on Nehemiah 2, video, songs, books, and other resources for a service of lament, prayer, and providing aid during natural and human-made disasters. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Thomas Grinter 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
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