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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (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
The Bad News is Part of the Good News In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Fleming Rutledge
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
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jason Lief
Creation? Which Creation? Taking inspiration from William P. Brown, Thomas Burnett's article discusses seven creation stories (Genesis 1:1-2:3, 2:4-3:24, Job 38-41, Psalm 104. Proverbs 8:22-31, Ecclesiastes and Isaiah 40-55) that describe God's transcendence, God's imminence, and characteristics of nature. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Thomas Burnett Respect that Grows: A Colossian Way Story Jennifer Vander Molen relates a story from a pilot project in which people with very differing views on creation and evolution came to some mutual appreciation by sharing their backgrounds and reasons for interest. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Jennifer Vander Molen 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
Creation and the Trinity Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Proverbs 8:1-4; 24-31: Creation occurred in the presence of the Trinity, with Wisdom giving direction and counsel, in order to make us wise for flourishing in the creation. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt Creation Sings: From Chaos to Community: Jackson Henry offers varied musical suggestions for Trinity Sunday, related especially to the theme of creation. Includes commentary on themes, musical tips, and links to sheet music. Hymns are indexed to United Methodist resources. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Jackson Henry Creation and Creativity Drawing on J. R. R. Tolkien's theory of "sub-creation," Sean McDonough's article on Genesis 1 discusses the role of humans in struggling against nature, in practising the Sabbath, in creating through labour, and in imitating God. Resource type: Article Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Sean McDonough Creation Themes and Imagery During Advent Focusing on the theme of creation that is present in Advent, this article by Jerome Creach discusses the hope of restoration and redemption that is associated with "the life and ministry of Jesus." Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Jerome Creach Full Text Hymns on Creation Praise the God of All CreationPD
Fairest Lord Jesus, Lord of All CreationPD
Let All Creation Bless the LordPD
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Creation is Underway "Creation is underway," Frederick Buechner writes, as he narrates the morning's events in his household as an analogy of Genesis 1-2 in this book excerpt from "The Alphabet of Grace." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Creation In this sermon illustration on Genesis 1:1-12, Frederick Buechner reflects on the wonder of the ongoing nature of God’s creation as it takes place every day. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Uncertain? This highlights a blog post by Todd Wood on a growing uncertainty among clergy about creation and science. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Lori Wilson Creation is God's Glory on Display Psalm 8 is a psalm of praise in which God's glory is celebrated as it is revealed in creation. This sermon starter reminds us to care for all of creation as we rule over it. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stan Mast Creation and Earth-Themed Sundays ... congregations around the world celebrate the Season of Creation, emphasizing earth-keeping throughout the Christian Year. Includes ... Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Creation of the Sun and the Moon This 16th century fresco by Raphael depicts the creation of the sun and moon from Genesis 1:14-19. Resource type: Image Source: artres.com?aspxerrorpath= Author: Raphael Creation and Re-creation In this study guide with discussion questions, Perry Mullins traces the themes of creation, redemption, and faith through Psalm 147; Isaiah 61:10-62:3; John 1:1-18; and Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7. Resource type: Study Guide Source: Sermons That Work Author: Perry Mullins Creation and Trinity This Bible study guide by Sunshine Dulnuan on Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20 discusses our stewardship of God's creation, adoration of nature, Trinitarian communion and Jesus' revelation of the Trinity. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Sermons That Work Author: Sunshine Dulnuan
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