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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
Nicodemus in the Shadows 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
Painful Path, Strong Faith 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 difficulty. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
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
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
Hymn: Jesus Conquered Death And Darkness This hymn for Easter is set to the tune REGENT SQUARE. It moves from the discovery of the empty tomb, recalls the ministry of Jesus and the power of God, culminating with the Great Commission. 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 Defending Life by Embracing Death An article by Paul Griffiths on Christianity's ambivalence towards death, which Griffiths describes as both enemy and friend, and its repercussions in the context of a culture that seems to desire immortality through medicine. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Paul J. Griffiths Full Text Hymns on Death It is not death to diePD
From Death to LifePD
The King of Love My Shepherd IsPD
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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
Death and Resurrection In this video, Rachel Held Evans says the role of the church is to preach death and resurrection. (Length: 02:18) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Rachel Held Evans Life After Death Death isn't the end and there is life after death. Monica A. Coleman on life after death and a very personal relationship with God. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Monica A. Coleman Death and Life After Pentecost This short article on 1 Corinthians 15:26 reflects on the "paradoxical relationship" that Christians have with death. Death is both an "enemy" and, through baptism into the death of Jesus, a "portal to life." Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries 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
Life, Death and Redemption By sharing his experiences of farming, farmer Rob Bowers talks about life, death, and the perpetual opportunity for redemption. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Rob Bowers Mocking Death Describing his experience in serving the Eucharist in a graveyard during Easter, this video featuring Les Carpenter takes inspiration from 1 Corinthians 15:55 in declaring the triumph of resurrection life over death. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Les Carpenter
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