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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 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 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 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 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 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 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
O God, Our Help in Ages PastPD
Welcome, Happy Morning!PD
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Two Aging Actresses Discuss Death David Hochman cites the views of death expressed by two actresses, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, which can introduce discussion of the Christian hope of eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: David Hochman Google Seeks to Solve Death Illustration regarding the announcement in the September 13, 2013 issue of Time magazine that Google and its CEO are funding a company that will try to extend human lifespan and solve the diseases of aging. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Antonio Regalado Old and Full of Years Adult Sunday School lesson or study guide about aging: We are to find our call during our advanced years, and to honor those whose wisdom can guide our congregations because of their experiences. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz 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 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 The Blessing of Growing Old Alexander Solzhenitsyn reflects on blessing of aging and says, "... Growing old serenely is not a downhill path but an ascent." An illustration fitting for Philippians 2:14-18. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Alexander I. Solzhenitsyn 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 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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