The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday
Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when...
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation
This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Here is a commentary for Mark 10:35-39 and Luke 3:21-22 from the African American Lectionary. Elvin Parker gives background on the meaning of baptism, title suggestions, biblical exegesis, movements, and illustrations.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: Best Practices for Worship and Preaching
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are practiced in nearly every Christian community. These two rituals remind us of Christ's work, encourage us with the hope of his promises, and shape us into a community.
Baptism and Epiphany
This worship planning resource is for a baptism and epiphany service. This resource includes a collection of cultural resources, including stories, songs, biblical context, and historical African American context for baptism.
Baptism and Profound Intellectual Disability - Study Guide
Robert Kruschwitz offers a study guide on whether people with profound intellectual disability can be baptized and admitted to the Lord's Supper. It is intended for churches where believer's baptism is the norm.
Scott Hoezee, David Bast, and guest James Brownson, discuss baptism, what it says in scripture, how different traditions practice it and why, what happens in baptism, and the hope it gives to faithful believers.
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season
Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Whether you view them as sacraments or ordinances, baptism and communion have meaning because the church is a community, says Michael J. Clingenpeel. We tell the sacred story together as a community of memory and hope.
Full Text Hymns on Baptism
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In this commentary on Matthew 3:13-17, Brad Braxton reflects on the revolutionary implications of baptism.
Baptism and Profound Intellectual Disability
Writing from a Baptist perspective, Jason Whitt suggests that a church for whom believer's baptism is the norm can baptize persons who are profoundly intellectually disabled, based on Christ's acceptance of them.
Baptism of the Lord
This lectionary resource for the Baptism of the Lord includes planning tools and sermon notes for the stories of Jesus' baptism and Peter and John laying hands on Christ's followers to receive the Holy Spirit.
Baptism and Church Architecture
In this article, Joan Huyser-Honig discusses how churches can send messages about their beliefs through their Baptism practices and building architecture.
Baptism and Epiphany
This Epiphany service highlights baptism and invites congregations to reflect on its meaning. In this article, Chad Brawley provides worship planning tips and suggestions for invocation, prayer and songs.
According to Frederick Buechner, baptism, adult and infant, symbolizes the end of everything about your life that is less than human. Coming up again symbolizes the beginning in you of something strange, new, and hopeful.
Baptism of Jesus
This 1987 painting by Lorenzo Scott depicts the baptism of Christ in the Jordan River, as recorded in Matthew 3:13–17, Mark 1:9–11, Luke 3:21–22, and John 1:29–39.
Baptism of the Lord: The Terrible Beauty of the Saving Power of God
This lectionary resource for the Baptism of the Lord, focuses on the mystery, power, and beauty of God's saving power.