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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
Hymn: Will You Fulfill the Vow This hymn is for the baptism of those who can speak for themselves and for renewal of the Baptismal Covenant. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Easter Expectations On Easter morning, the women came to the tomb expecting to anoint a dead Jesus. The disciples had forgotten his promises of resurrection. Sometimes, we too expect death, but are amazed to find life in Christ.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Everyday Pentecost Before his arrest Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with us in his absence. Pentecost is not an event we wait for, but one in which we participate. Every moment is Pentecost. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Why Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit
Hymn: Come And Remember This song was specifically written by Sandy Willard Rogers for a worship service that includes the Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant as used in The United Methodist Church. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Sandy Willard Rogers A Covenant with Every Creature A short video based on Genesis 9:12-16 that features the words of God's covenant with Noah after the flood. Set against background images of storms, water, and animals, with a dramatic, sweeping soundtrack. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Full Text Hymns on Covenant What a CovenantPD
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History of Hymns: “O Jesus, I Have Promised” This offers background and commentary on one of the church's most enduring hymns of Christian discipleship, written by John Ernest Bode (1816-1874): "O Jesus, I Have Promised." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn History of Hymns: “View the Present through the Promise” This offers background and commentary on the Thomas Troeger (b. 1945) advent hymn, "View the Present through the Promise." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Victoria Schwarz History of Hymns: “View the Present Through the Promise” This offers background and commentary on the Thomas H. Troeger (b. 1945) Advent hymn, “View the Present Through the Promise.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre Pop-In Jesus In this lectionary reflection, Alyce McKenzie examines the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, where he responds to the needs of the people he encounters, and leaves again with a promise of the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:36-48). Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Covenant and Community This video interview highlights themes of covenant, the Church, and community as Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses how being a follower of Christ automatically makes one a part of a covenant between all believers. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove God's promise to be with us Doug Bratt's sermon starter on Haggai 1:15b-2:9 emphasizes God's promise "to graciously remain with us," as a unifying principle running throughout biblical history. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt
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