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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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Cross of Wood Image by Elizabeth Steele Halstead http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/cross-of-wood A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf. Resource type: Image Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Elizabeth Steele Halstead

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Nicodemus in the Shadows Sermon (Complete) by Peter Wallace http://day1.org/2957-nicodemus_in_the_shadows_a_good_friday_meditation Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Peter Wallace

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Good Friday Service (March 28, 1986) Audio/Video by Richard Lischer https://idn.duke.edu/ark:/87924/r4mw28w1t On Good Friday, this sermon asserts that in the death of Jesus Christ, our redemption is complete; it calls hearers to rest in the knowledge that Jesus' final words grant believers freedom from constant strivings. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Duke Chapel Recordings Author: Richard Lischer

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A Blessing in the Ashes Commentary/Exegesis by Jan Richardson http://paintedprayerbook.com/2016/02/08/ash-wednesday-a-blessing-in-the-ashes/ Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson

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Easter Fears Sermon Starter/Outline by Peter W. Marty https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2005/04/16/easter-fears/ Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Peter W. Marty

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The Bad News is Part of the Good News Article by Fleming Rutledge http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2013/04/19/april-18-2003-interview-with-rev-fleming-rutledge/18886/ In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding 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

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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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Season of Lent Commentary/Exegesis by Luke A. Powery http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=72 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

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Unimaginable Words Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/unimaginable-words-matthew-26 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

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Painful Path, Strong Faith Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Painful-Path-Alyce-McKenzie-02-18-2013 This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and discomfort. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie

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Full Text Hymns on Death It is not death to diePD
From Death to LifePD
Neither Death nor Life©
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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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Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Article by Louis E. Lotz https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1991/resurrection-apprehension-lots-ideas-calm-those-easter-sermon-fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz

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Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Element of Worship by St. John Chrysostom https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1999/paschal-sermon-st-john-chrysostom-4th-century-sermon-still-preached-every-east A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom

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Sermon Quotes on Death Sermon Illustration by The Pastor's Workshop https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-death/ This collection of quotes on death from J.R.R. Tolkien, R.C. Sproul, and George MacDonald will prove helpful in a sermon, a blog post, a Bible study, or a conversation about God, death, and Christian hope. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: The Pastor's Workshop

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Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/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

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Death And Rebirth: The Role Of Extinction In Evolution Sermon Starter/Outline by Zachariah Ellis https://www.plpit.com/death-and-rebirth-the-role-of-extinction-in-evolution/ This sermon starter considers the the role of death in evolution from both scientific and theological perspectives, encouraging pastors to create safe-space for truth-telling and dialogue where tough questions about science and religion can be asked. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Fuller Plpit Author: Zachariah Ellis

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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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Death and Resurrection Song/Hymn https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/for-general-use-in-services-of-death-and-resurrection This page contains a collection of prayers, scripture readings, and hymns that would be fitting for a funeral or a service that is focused on grief, death, and the hope of the resurrection. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries

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