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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
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. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit
History of Hymns: “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters” Kristen Hanna offers background and commentary on the contemporary baptism hymn by Ruth C. Duck (b. 1947): “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Kristen Hanna 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. Resource type: Image Source: americanart.si.edu Author: Lorenzo Scott 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. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Jason D. Whitt Full Text Hymns on Baptism Baptism of ChildrenPD
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Baptism and Epiphany Here is a commentary on Matthew 2:1-12 and Galatians 3:23-28 from Regina Langley for baptism and Epiphany. She includes current context, biblical exegesis, the "senses", and other sermon suggestions. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Regina D. Langley Baptism and the New Birth Christopher Michael Jones offers a sermon starter on John 3:1-10 in the context of discussing baptism. In his view baptism is subsequent to Christian belief and is not necessary for salvation. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Christopher Michael Jones Baptism This 1964 painting by Clementine Hunter depicts the baptism of a child. Resource type: Image Source: Narratives of African American Art and Identity Author: Clementine Hunter Baptism of Our Lord Sunday This podcast looks at the Epiphany lectionary text through the theme of God's voice for Baptism of our Lord Sunday: Mark 1:4-11, Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, and Acts 19:1-7. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Preaching Baptism through Lent Melinda Quivik shares suggestions for helping the congregation think about baptismal identity during Lent. Preaching the baptismal character of life in Christ helps congregants better understand baptisms on Easter. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Melinda Quivik Baptism 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Elvin J. Parker, III
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