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Aging from the Perspective of the Cross Adult Sunday School lesson or study guide on aging: "The cross Jesus Christ bids us to take up includes the ordinary, everyday sufferings of human life—including those associated with aging—when they are borne as Jesus bore... Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Aging from the Perspective of the Cross Because of our Biblical understanding of Jesus and the cross, we can take up our own "ordinary" sufferings, including those of aging. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Stephen Sapp Aging Together in Grace Churches can offer a countercultural message about the gifts of older adults and walking with them through the challenges of aging. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig On Aging and Sanctification A post that celebrates a very counter-cultural idea: aging is beautiful and sanctifying. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: James Schaap Worship Service (Aging) A worship service considering aging, based on the six stanzas of Isaac Watts' hymn "O God, Our Help in Ages Past" (ST ANNE). Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: David M. Bridges Honoring the Aging in a Congregation Zachariah Ellis' article offers worship planning resources for inviting the participation of the elderly in the congregation in light of research showing an increasing aging population . Suggested verses include Psalm 71,and Exodus 20:12. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Fuller Plpit | Author: Zachariah Ellis Quotations on Aging Quotations about aging, useful for sermon illustrations, reflections, etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The Christian Reflection Project The Bonfire of the Vanities Aging as seen through the eyes of a son. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Tom Wolfe “. . .to the great God, nothing is little. . .” James Schaap reflects on the largeness, beauty, and glory of the little things made more evident in aging, and how Mother Theresa once said, "To the great God, nothing is little". Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: James Schaap Aging with Hope and Wonder Many of those chosen for special calls in the Bible were older people. The culture's worship of youth is antithetical to listening for God's special call and blessings in later years. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Terry Thomas Primer How Aging Became a "Disease"—and a Huge Business An illustration by Matt Woodley describing the story of how aging became a "disease," appropriate for Proverbs 16:31, Psalm 71:9, and 1 John 2:15-17. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Full Text Hymns on Aging Our God, Our Help in Ages PastPD
Rock of ages, cleft for mePD
Welcome, Happy Morning!PD
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New future for an aging congregation A dwindling congregation in Dallas shares its space with four international congregations and a health clinic as a way of ensuring that its legacy lives on after its members are gone. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership Photographer Documents the Global Beauty Craze "...we are so afraid of aging that the quest for youthful preservation generates an almost pathological obsession with our bodies." An illustration by Joseph Stromberg, appropriate for Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 12:7, and 12 other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Joseph Stromberg 85-year-old Woman Fights Off Her Husband's Attacker—a Moose A sermon illustration by Lisa Demer, on a story of a woman defending her husband from a moose with possible preaching angles on marriage vows; courage; God's faithful, jealous love; and aging. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Lisa Demer Sundowning Elizabeth Myer Boulton reflects on Psalm 107 and on aging, dementia, and sundowning. But God moves even in that valley, whispering, “Let there be light! The sun will not go down on my people!” Resource type: Devotional | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Elizabeth Myer Boulton Older Adults and Worship Joan Huyser-Honig showcases opportunities for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig What's Retirement For? Adult Sunday school lesson or study guide on aging: we can use our later years as a time to deepen relationship with God, use ministry in new ways, discover new gifts. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz How to Change the Way We Think about Generational Differences Frederick Schmidt offers some thoughts about how to change the way we think about generational differences; about mentoring, aging, and sharing the tasks that lie ahead of us in creating a stronger, healthier society. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Frederick Schmidt Aging America An illustration published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Proverbs 16:31, Psalm 71:9, and Zechariah 8:4. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today
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