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Beatitudes, not Be Attitudes The Beatitudes are difficult for even the most learned adult and sound like instructions to kids. Carolyn Brown from Worshiping with Children offers ways to make this text accessible to everyone in the congregational worship setting.... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Beatitude Prayer A responsive prayer inspired by the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12), written with a social justice component. The prayer talks of blessing those who "hunger and thirst for justice," who are "merciful," and "persecuted for the sake of... Resource type: Article Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Beatitudes: Context, Content and Claim This commentary on Matthew 5:1-12 suggests that the familiarity of the beatitudes presents the preacher with a challenge, and goes on to examine their context, content and claim. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Elizabeth Shively Beatitudes A service outline based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-12. The liturgy transitions through each "blessed" statement with an Old Testament reading, New Testament reading, and sung prayer. It includes a worship outline. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Marva J. Dawn What beatitudes does our world need to hear today? This article considers the beatitudes from Matthew 5:1-12, suggesting that words like these can shock the world out of its despair and turn its heart once again to dreams of hope. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Michael Simone ‘Beatitudes’ The Valaam Monastery is an Orthodox monastery in Russian. The monastery has a professional five-strong male-voice choir. In this video, we hear them sing the Beatitudes. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Beatitudes: Version 2.0 This is a contemporary paraphrase of the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12 and Luke 6:20-22. It was written by Harrison Adams. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Harrison Adams Beatitudes in the Desert Study Guide / Adult Sunday School lesson drawn from the Sermon on the Mount, focusing on self-denial and the new monasticism. Includes reflection questions and liturgical elements. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Beatitude Acclamations This is a set of praise acclamations inspired by the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Bruce Prewer What is Asked in Each of the Beatitudes or Blessings? Juxtaposing the Beatitudes with the Law, Robert G. Tharp's sermon on Luke 6:20-26 and Matthew 5:1-11 encourages us both to accept God's blessings as "signs of God's faithfulness to us" and to live faithfully in return. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Robert G. Tharp Passive and active Beatitudes Commentary by Reginald Fuller on Zeph 3, Ps 146, 1 Cor 1, Matt 5: The beatitudes are both passive and active. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website Author: Reginald H. Fuller The Beatitudes and Barriers The Beatitudes—found in Matthew 5:1-12—are not just for the spiritual elite, nor are they given only to show us our own sinfulness. In this sermon, Joseph Pagano explains the Beatitudes as practices for all the saints.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Joseph S. Pagano Full Text Hymns on Beatitudes The BeatitudesPD
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A Prayer of Meditation on the Beatitudes In this prayer inspired by the Beatitudes, Brian D. McLaren encourages us to seek God's help to practice the teachings of Christ. The prayer is appropriate for communion, or as a charge before the benediction. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Preaching a Beatitudes Inversion This sermon starter from Matthew 5:1-12 explores how Jesus challenges the normal perceptions of society in the Beatitudes and challenges preachers to not fall victim to producing slogans and behavioral mandates. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: In the Meantime Author: David Lose Oscar Romero: Beatitude Made Flesh Jorge Lara-Braud recalls the life and sacrifice of Oscar Romero and reminds us that it is never too early or too late to choose the life of beatitude in this sermon on Matthew 5:1-12. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Jorge Lara-Braud Intercessory Prayer based on the Beatitudes This is a model for intercessory prayer based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12. These prayers make use of a leader who leads the congregation through a series of congregational responses, silent reflection, and spontaneous prayer.... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Stasi McAteer The Beatitudes A sermon illustration by Frederick Buechner on Matthew 5:1-12. The beatitudes remind us that Jesus did not pick his followers based on special commendation, impeccable credentials, or spiritual heroics. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Four beatitudes for leadership In this article, Michael Jinkins introduces four beatitudes that may be worthwhile for us to adapt and transform the ministries of our own congregations: dissent, failure, story, and blessing. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Michael Jinkins The Beatitudes Christine Longhurst presents P. Jacob's interpretation of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12). Each beatitude is explained: e.g., "Blessed are the meek … not the soft, but those who are patient and tolerant." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst The Beatitudes Resources on the Beatitudes: two versions of the Beatitudes sung in contemporary Irish chant, an artists visual depiction, a sermon entitled "Some Modern Beatitudes," monks singing them, and an artist's image of Jesus teaching. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Global Worship
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