A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Christ the King
A worship service for Christ the King Sunday with the theme of Christ as King, not only of the church but of all creation. He is the framework around which all things are oriented.
Reading Julian on Good Friday
Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor.
Christ the King
This devotional on Matthew 27:11-31 focuses on Christ the King, and seeks a growing faith in Christ. It includes personal prayers, commentary and application.
Christ the King
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 23:33-43 demonstrates that the crucifixion is the climax of the Gospel of Luke’s message about the identity of Jesus. Jesus being the king who forgives and welcomes all.
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat
In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Hymn: Our Lord, You Stood In Pilate’s Hall
This hymn was composed in 2007, and is suited for Christ the King/The Reign of Christ, the final Sunday of the church year before the start of Advent. It is set to the tune, WINCHESTER OLD.
The Reign of the Cosmic Christ
A sermon starter on Colossians 1:11-20 for Christ the King Sunday. The vision of the Cosmic Christ, who has mastery over everything, is only available to the eyes of faith in this dark and broken world.
Hymn: Christ Is Raised, a Living Witness
This hymn by Richard Garland is one of a series of hymns based on the book of Ephesians. It is set to the tune of CWM RHONDDA.
Following a Hometown Boy
The people of Nazareth found it difficult to accept that Jesus could have such authority from God. Similarly, we too may find it difficult to believe he is the Son of God and follow him.
Full Text Hymns on Christ the King
Crown Him with Many CrownsPD
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Hymn: Whatever You Do
This hymn was composed in 2008, and is especially suited for Christ the King Sunday since it uses Matthew 25:31-46, one of that Sunday's lectionary texts. It is set to the tune, ST. DENIO.
Hymn: Great God, The Power, The Force Behind Creation
This hymn was composed in 2007, and is appropriate for any time that uses themes of social justice, prejudice, war and peace, hatred, and Christ the King. It is set to the tune, INTERCESSOR.
History of Hymns: “We Three Kings”
This offers background and commentary on the John H. Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891) Christmas carol, "We Three Kings."
Christ the King Sunday Worship Planning
Worship resources, including sample worship services, introductory essays, scripture suggestions, sermon suggestions, music suggestions, and liturgical suggestions for Christ the King Sunday.
Audio Commentary for Christ the King Sunday: The Reign of Christ
This podcast for preachers focuses on the reign of Christ, examining texts for Christ the King Sunday (Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46; Ephesians 1:15-23).
Judging Sheep and Goats
This reflection is about the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25:1-46 declaring blessing on those who act with compassion, and curses for those who use their own standards to judge others.
History of Hymns: “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”
This offers background and commentary on the Christmas carol, “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,”by Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649) and translated by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1872-1960).
Sermon Brainwave 385
This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary readings for Christ the King Sunday (Matthew 25:31-46; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23) exploring how Christ is already reigning while we wait for the Second Coming.