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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 Quotations on Aging Quotations about aging, useful for sermon illustrations, reflections, etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: The Christian Reflection Project 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 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 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 Growing Young Amidst many shrinking and aging churches in the United States, some churches are growing and reaching young people. This article explains why this is the case and describes churches that are "growing young." Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Kara E. Powell 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 It is stage by stage to the golden agePD
Rock of ages, cleft for mePD
O God, Our Help in Ages PastPD
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Aging People Zechariah, Elizabeth, Simeon, and Anna: In a sudden swirl of events, God gathers these aging people into the drama of salvation. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Thomas G. Long Aging Well: The Role of Perception An article by Christine A. Scheller reporting on the work of Dr. Dan Blazer, who describes the way self-perception--in this instance, regarding health--can become predictive and actually affect health. Connects to Proverbs 23:7 and Philippians 4:8. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Christine A. Scheller 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 Accentuate the Positive This is the first of an alphabetical look at strategies for successful aging. One of the ways to age well is focus on the things we can still do, rather than on negatives in our lives. Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Barbara Bruce Ethical dynamics for the aging The ethical implications of caring for the aging who are ailing must be addressed in a manner consistent with the compassion and grace we see demonstrated by Jesus in the gospel. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Western Theological Seminary | Author: Elton M. Eenigenburg When Suffering Continues Study guide or adult Sunday School Lesson on Aging: "Often we struggle with the book of James’ teaching on health, healing, and faithful living in times of suffering." Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz The Liberty Campaign Thoughts on aging. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Jonathan Dee Surrender Growing old is a gradual surrender. Evelyn Vander Veen ponders these words as she shares how God is at work in her life through the experience of aging. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The Banner | Author: Evelyn Vander Veen
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