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The Call is Urgent Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Olson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=867 Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Olson Topics: Ash Wednesday , Repentance , Sin , Fasting Source: Working Preacher A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways." Natural Disasters Article by Mark Charles http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/natural-disasters Article by Mark Charles Topics: Suffering , Creation , Nature Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship 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. Worship Resources in Times of Natural Disasters Element of Worship https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/worship-resources-in-times-of-natural-disasters/ Element of Worship Topics: Disaster relief , Worship Planning , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Many of these resources, initially created for an immediate response to specific events, may be adapted or may help provide ideas for similar resources for other natural disasters or pandemics such as COVID-19. Natural Disasters, Sins, and Community Commentary/Exegesis by Corrine Carvalho https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3049 Commentary/Exegesis by Corrine Carvalho Topics: Community , Commentary , Nature , Temple Source: Working Preacher 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? Omniscient God, why the natural disasters? Sermon Starter/Outline by Angie Mabry-Nauta https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/05/24/omniscient-god-why-the-natural-disasters/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Angie Mabry-Nauta Topics: Suffering , Providence , Disaster relief , Compassion Source: The Twelve 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." Preaching after Natural Disaster Article by David J. Lose http://www.workingpreacher.org/craft.aspx?m=4377&post=1485 Article by David J. Lose Topics: Lament , Sin, evil , Disaster relief , Mystery Source: Working Preacher 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. Bible, God and Natural Disasters Audio/Video by Terence E. Fretheim http://www.enterthebible.org/blog.aspx?m=3783&post=2720 Audio/Video by Terence E. Fretheim Topics: God , Eschatology , Theodicy Source: Enter the Bible 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. Comfort in the Wake of National or International Disasters Commentary/Exegesis by Ruth Boven https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/comfort-in-the-wake-of-national-or-international-disasters Commentary/Exegesis by Ruth Boven Topics: Psalms , Comfort , Disaster relief , Suffering Source: Groundwork 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. Bible Study: Identity, Natural Revelation, Knowing Christ, and the Kingdom of God Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Goebel https://episcopalchurch.org/library/bible-study/bible-study-proper-22-2014 Sermon Starter/Outline by Debra Goebel Topics: Law , Identity , God's Will , Commandments Source: Sermons That Work This Bible study on Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Psalm 19, Philippians 3:4-14, and Matthew 21:33-46 provides commentary and discussion questions exploring the themes of identity, natural revelation, knowing Christ, and the responsibility of cultivating God’s Kingdom. Providing Aid During Natural and Manmade Disasters Sermon Starter/Outline by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=273 Sermon Starter/Outline by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Disaster relief , Worship Planning , Nehemiah Source: The African American Lectionary 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. Is God in Control of Natural Disasters? Sermon Illustration by Nicole Neroulias http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/april/2041111.html Sermon Illustration by Nicole Neroulias Topics: Suffering , Providence , Study Source: Preaching Today This sermon illustration 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. Providing Aid During Natural and Human-made Disasters Sermon Starter/Outline by Thomas Grinter http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=273 Sermon Starter/Outline by Thomas Grinter Topics: Disaster relief , Service , Worship Planning , Special Days Source: The African American Lectionary 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. Full Text Hymns on natural disaster Whatever disasters of naturePD
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Will I Be Prepared If Disaster Strikes Devotional by Douglas Sousa http://4lpi.com/blog/prepare-for-disaster/ Devotional by Douglas Sousa Topics: Preparation , Disaster relief , Redeemer’s Return , Matthew Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection 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... Advent Prayers for Trust and Hope Element of Worship by Joe Milner http://liturgy.slu.edu/4AdvB122417/ideas_other.html Element of Worship by Joe Milner Topics: Advent , Peace , Trust , Hope Source: The Sunday Website In this worship resource, Joe Milner offers some starting points for intercessory prayers to be used in corporate worship that pray for concerns such as natural disasters, oppression, and safety for the military. Funeral Prayers for Special Circumstances Service Outline by Paul Sheppy https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/578/funeral-prayers-for-special-circumstances Service Outline by Paul Sheppy Topics: Funeral , Prayer , Suffering , Death Source: Ministry Matters These funeral prayers by Paul Sheppy may be adopted for the death of a child, for one who has died suddenly, for one who has died after dementia, and for suffering following a natural disaster. Praying for Japan Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/03/prayer-for-japan.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Prayer , Intercession , Worship Planning , Disaster relief Source: Re-Worship While this prayer for Japan is in response to a 2011 earthquake and tsunami, with minor adaption, it is well suited for congregational use after any natural disaster. Newlyweds Endure Disasters Sermon Illustration by The Editors, Preaching Today http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/june/1060611.html Sermon Illustration by The Editors, Preaching Today Topics: Faith , Love , Marriage , Perseverance Source: Preaching Today In 2010, a newlywed couple encountered six natural disasters on their honeymoon. Their experience provides illustrations regarding marriage, humor, the stability of faith in Christ, trials and trauma, and creation care/ environmental issues. Everyday Words and Deeds Have Power Article by Jamie Jenkins http://day1.org/2011-dr_jamie_jenkins_everyday_words_and_deeds_have_power Article by Jamie Jenkins Topics: Daily Living , Disaster relief , Kindness Source: Day1 "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.... Suffering and God's Will Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/god-cause-our-grief Devotional by Mark D. Roberts Topics: Judgment , Suffering , God's Will , Discipline Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling In this devotional, Mark Roberts prayerfully reflects on suffering, natural disasters, and God's judgment in view of Lamentations 1:5, challenging the notion that humans can discern when suffering or natural disasters are God's act of disciplining.... Anna Was Here Children's Sermon by Jane Kurtz http://storypath.upsem.edu/anna-was-here/ Children's Sermon by Jane Kurtz Topics: Calling , Nature , Theodicy Source: Storypath This resource draws theological lessons from the picture book Anna Was Here. The book offers occasions to talk about natural disasters, to voice questions about what God is doing and how it connects with God’s will.

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