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Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
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
Blood:Water Mission, a synergy of justice and art Launched 10 years ago by the Christian band Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission draws on the power of artists -- musicians, writers, actors and visual artists -- to move people to creative social change. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Sandy Smith Blood Reflecting on the nature of blood, this article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell discusses the life-giving and gruesome connotations of Jesus' blood and why Jesus' blood may or may not be an important image for atonement. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell There Will Be Blood Blood is life, Jeff Munroe says. Which profoundly impacts how we interpret the cross. With help from some colleagues, Munroe explores how the Jesus' sacrifice can be bloody without being barbaric. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Twelve Author: Jeff Munroe Blood of Jesus This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by James Jones and the Shepherds of Zion, with the songs "Blood of Jesus" and "I'll Trust in God." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project Author: James Jones Blood Money The chief priests and elders decide what to do with the blood money Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Christoph Weigel Blood on Doorposts Preparations are made for the Passover, as blood is put on the doorposts so that the angel of death will pass over Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Martin Luther History of Hymns: “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” Jackson Henry offers background and commentary on the beloved hymn by John Newton (1725-1807): “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Jackson W. Henry Blood and Birth Stasi McAteer, in this video, reflects on "blood and birth," sharing her experience of being pregnant during the season of Advent and thinking of what it was like for Mary. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Stasi McAteer Full Text Hymns on Blood I Know It Was the BloodPD
Nothing but the BloodPD
Are You Washed in the Blood?PD
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The Baptisms of Jesus; by Water, Fire, and Blood Geoff Holsclaw discusses three aspects of Jesus' baptism and says the missional church needs all of them: confessing baptism (symbolized by water); baptism/filling of the Holy Spirit (fire); witness as a way of life (blood). Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Missio Alliance Author: Geoff Holsclaw History of Hymns: “Maker, In Whom We Live” This offers background and commentary on Charles Wesley's (1707-1788) hymn: "Maker, In Whom We Live." Originally titled "To the Trinity," each stanza describes a member of the Trinity, with the final focusing on God, the Three-in-One. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Haley Heffley The Body and Blood of Christ This commentary on Exodus 24:3-8, Psalm 116, Mark 14:12-26, and Hebrews 9:11-15 links the Eucharist to the passover atonement, the Psalmist's cup of salvation, the blood of the covenant, and Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Sunday Website Author: Reginald H. Fuller Flesh and Blood A conversational drama that served as the centerpiece of a service examining the significance of taking Christ’s body and blood during the Lord’s Supper. Resource type: Drama Source: Reformed Worship Author: Gail Anderson Interpreting the Water, Blood and Spirit Demonstrating several parallels between 1 John 5:1-6 and John 19-20, this commentary by Alicia Myers explores why the Johannine community believed that the "water, blood, and Spirit" associated with Jesus' death are unified witnesses. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Alicia Myers 'Nothing But the Blood' This blog post highlights a hiphop version of the beloved hymn, "Nothing But the Blood," by UK rapper Guvna B. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Guvna B The Blood of the Covenant This reflection on Mark 14:12-26 focuses on the blood of the covenant, suggesting that Jesus’ giving of his blood provides not only the model but the source of this new covenant gift of life. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Dennis Hamm, SJ Plague of Blood Moses turns the Nile to blood in the presence of Pharaoh Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: David Martin
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