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.
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...
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Why Ash Wednesday?
Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers.
Helping Kids Connect with Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Carolyn Brown shares several ideas on how to connect children with what is happening in worship on Baptism of our Lord Sunday. Worshiping with Children is a weekly lectionary-driven resource for engaging and inclusive child-friendly worship.
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.
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.
Baptism of Our Lord
This podcast considers texts for the Baptism of Our Lord, focusing on God's favour (Luke 3:15-17, 21-22), conversion (Acts 8:14-17), and the love of God (Isaiah 43:1-7).
Full Text Hymns on Baptism of Our Lord
On Jordan's Banks the Baptist's CryPD
At the Name of JesusPD
Glorious Things of Thee Are SpokenPD
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Baptism of the Lord
Sermon and service planning notes for Baptism of our Lord Sunday, focusing on Isaiah and Matthew.
Thoughts on the Baptism of Our Lord
Exploring Jesus' baptism, this commentary podcast discusses the relationship between baptism and identity (Matthew 3:13-17), baptism through "mighty waters" (Psalm 29), baptism as "a vocation of servanthood" (Isaiah 42:1-9) and God's surprising activity (Acts 10:34-48).
The Baptism of the Lord
In this sermon on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, Jim Somerville preaches about Jesus baptism, focusing on Jesus as the Father's beloved Son. (Length: 15:05)
Jesus' Baptism with Children
A baptism-themed leader's guide for children's participation in congregational worship, including sermon scripts, songs, prayers, activities and more. Based on Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Mark 1:4-11, and Acts 10:34-43.
Baptism of Our Lord call to Worship
A responsive call to worship for The Baptism of our Lord Sunday.
Baptism of Our Lord
Preaching on the history and meanings of baptism, this sermon by Susanna Metz on Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:13-17 invites readers to take ownership of their baptism as an initiation into the mission of God.