The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness.
Madonna and Child with Angels
This painting by a15th century Ferrarese artist depicts Mary and Christ with angels.
Madonna and Child with Angels and Cherubim
This painting by Matteo di Giovanni depicts Mary and baby Christ with angels and cherubim.
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
This worship service outline uses carols to highlight the importance of angels in the drama of the Christmas gospel and shows how our awareness of angels enlarges our perception of the triune God.
Angels Visit Lot
Angels insist Lot and his family leave Sodom before God destroys it
Scott Hoezee and David Bast discuss Luke 2:9-15, unpacking the angel's theological rich announcement: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to those on whom Gods favor rests".
Madonna and Child with Two Angels
This marble statue from 14th century Verona imaginatively depicts Mary, Jesus, and two angels.
Angels in the Wilderness
Talitha Arnold focuses on the account in Mark's gospel of angels ministering to Jesus in the wilderness, encouraging us to consider the angels that we ourselves have known and loved.
Angels in Our Time
This podcast and article discusses angels in our time, suggesting that the reason for doubts about angels today is the same reason they have always been doubted: we don’t recognize them.
Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears
Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts.
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart.
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Angel Taking Leave of Tobit and his Family
This 17th century painting by Jan Victors depicts Tobit 12:9-19, where the angel takes leave of Tobit and his family.
The angels with seals
Angel of Annunciation
This early 17th century sculpture by Francesco Mochi depicts the Angel of the Annunciation from Luke 1:26–38.
Angel Announcing and Virgin Announciated
These two early16th century panels by Giovanni Bellini depicts the Angel of the Annunciation and the Virgin Annunciate from Luke 1:26–38.
Angels We Have Heard on High
Kenneth Morrison's updated arrangement of the classic Christmas Carol "Angels We Have Heard on High" has parts for a choir, congregation, and orchestra. This resources provides sheet music and an audio file.
Angels Appear to the Shepherds
This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts Luke 2, where Angels appear to a group of shepherds and tell them of Jesus' birth.
Angel Visits Mary
This image based on Luke 1:26-38 and Isaiah 7:14 depicts the angel Gabriel visiting the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation.
Four angels raise trumpets as lightning flashes from their clouds