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The Call is Urgent Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Olson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=867 A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dennis Olson

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Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10 Commentary/Exegesis by Jerome Creach https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=449 Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Jerome Creach

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Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation Sermon Starter/Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/lent-planning-guide 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

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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Service Outline https://www.rca.org/resources/easter-sunday-year-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

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Advent Confession Element of Worship by Nathan Nettleton https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-confession.html Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Nathan Nettleton

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The Power of Persistence, Part 2 Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Power-Persistence-Alyce-McKenzie-10-22-2013 This commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, focusing on the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-loathing that keeps us from trusting God to work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie

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Ash Wednesday Worship Element of Worship by Debra Rienstra http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ash-wednesday-worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Debra Rienstra

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A theory of jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel

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Confession of Sin Element of Worship by Michael J. O'Donnell https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/confession-of-sin Prayers of confession can prompt us to acknowledge our sinful actions, confront our corrupt nature, or reveal our impure intentions. This collection of prayers offers a variety of ways to bring our needs to God. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Michael J. O'Donnell

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The Identity of an Unbelieving Catholic Article by William Giraldi https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/why-i-leftand-yet In this article, William Giraldi discusses the nature of Roman Catholic identity from the perspective of a Catholic unbeliever. Giraldi reflects on how he been formed through Catholic literary and intellectual contributions. Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal Author: William Giraldi

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Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent Article by Debra Levey Larson https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1990/dirt-foot-cross-using-common-materials-communicate-themes-lent During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Debra Levey Larson

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Sermon Illustrations on Sin Sermon Illustration by Timothy Keller https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-sin/ The concept of sin describes much more than violating rules. These illustrations help us see the pervasive nature and corruption of sin within ourselves. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Timothy Keller

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Full Text Hymns on Confession of Sin God of mercy! God of grace!PD
I lay my sins on JesusPD
Have Thine Own Way, LordPD
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The Wisdom of Corporate Confession Article by Joyce Borger https://thebanner.org/features/2015/08/the-wisdom-of-corporate-confession In this article Joyce Borger emphasizes the importance of regularly including confession of sin and the assurance of pardon in times of communal worship. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: Joyce Borger

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A Confession of Sin and an Assurance that Quenches Our Thirst Element of Worship by Renee C Jackson https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/02/confession-quench-our-thirst.html This resource contains both Renee C. Jackson's confession based on Exodus 17:1-17, John 4 that repents for our pride and sins of omission and Jackson's assurance inspired by Romans 5, John 4 that requests living water. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Renee C Jackson

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Council of Geneva: Selections from Confessions of Faith Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/calvin-archives-confessions-of-faith This Christian history quotes several sections from the Confessions of Faith by the Council of Geneva (1537). Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Prayer: Thanksgiving, Confession of Sin, and Petition Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/11/prayer-of-thanksgiving-for-abundance.html Prayer of thanksgiving for abundance followed by confession of complicity in unjust systems and request for forgiveness, the naming of God's commitment to the needy, and a petition that we be faithful witnesses. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst

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Defining the Forgiveness of Sins in the Apostle's Creed Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/the-forgiveness-of-sins This is a podcast discussion of the meaning of "the forgiveness of sins" in the Apostle's Creed. Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee interview Sue Rozeboom about the definition of the term and more. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee

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Presenting Sin and Repentance to Children Article by Carolyn Brown http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2013/08/year-c-proper-19-24th-sunday-in.html Exodus 32:7-14; Psalms 14, 51; Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Luke 15:1-10; Acts 9:1-22; and 1 Timothy 1:12-17 focus on the ideas of sin and repentance. Carolyn Brown keeps those themes in focus as she discusses how these... Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown

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From the Depths of Sin to the Fear of a Mericful God Sermon Starter/Outline by Stan Mast http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/lent-5a/?type=the_lectionary_psalms A sermon starter with an illustration idea on Psalm 130 by Stan Mast: It is one thing to be forgiven; it is quite another to be completely redeemed from the power, presence, and consequences of sin.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stan Mast

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In purgatory, God turns back time—and transforms sin Article by Terrance Klein https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/11/01/purgatory-god-turns-back-time-and-transforms-sin In this reflection, Terrance Klein explains purgatory as the process in which God reverses the "temporal effects of sin" in time. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Terrance Klein

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