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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
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
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.
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. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America
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
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 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Michael J. Clingenpeel 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Dennis W. Wiley 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. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Baptism 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: James Brownson 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. Resource type: Drama Source: Reformed Worship Author: Bernard J. Haan, Jr.
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. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Full Text Hymns on Baptism Baptism of ChildrenPD
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Baptism In this commentary on Matthew 3:13-17, Brad Braxton reflects on the revolutionary implications of baptism. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Brad R Braxton 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 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries 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. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig 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. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Chad Brawley Baptism 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner 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 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. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
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