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History of Hymns: “Crashing Waters at Creation” This offers commentary on the 1991 hymn by Sylvia Dunstan (1955-1993): "Crashing Waters at Creation.” A baptismal hymn, it shows that water and Spirit cannot be separated, for water simultaneously quenches thirst and fills the soul. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Jay Regennitter Divorce and Children "To children, the voluntary separation of parents seems worse than their death." A short quotation from The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom that illustrates the effect of voluntary divorce on children. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Alan Bloom Divorce Indicators A short quotation from an article called "Can the Government Prevent Divorce?" by Francine Russo that illustrates four strongest divorce indicators. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Francine Russo Caring for Children in Crisis - Study Guide How should we respond to the grief that children experience in crises such as death, sexual abuse, and divorce? This study guide explores the topic of caring for children and includes liturgical elements and study questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Offertory Prayers and Invitation This is a series of four Offertory Prayers for Lent, based on Exodus 34:29-35, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Isaiah 55:1-9; 2 Corinthians 3:12-18, 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and Philippians 3:17-21. Included is an Invitation to the Offering. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Rosanna Anderson Divorce and Re-marriage In this video, Jim Somerville preaches from Mark 10:2-16 about divorce and re-marriage, and our reluctance to consider such a text. (Length: 16:06) Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday Author: Jim Somerville Divorce Care This article provides insights and guidance for church communities who want to be helpful rather than hurtful as they walk alongside members whose marriages are heading towards divorce. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: Judy Cook Divorce and Marriage This devotional on Matthew 5:32 considers divorce ad marriage, suggesting that commitment to marriage both honours God and enriches our own lives. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Why did Jesus take a strong stand against divorce? Reflecting on Mark 10:2-16, this podcast emphasizes that God is against divorce because it ruptures relationships intended to last; and God is concerned about the damage divorce does to vulnerable people. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Karoline M. Lewis Divorce Will Break Your Heart This resource offers links to ten news articles that have illustrative potential for preachers. The topics include sacrifices made during the recession, the peeking effect of social media, and negative health impact of divorce. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Brian Lowery The Not-Nice Noah Story, Gwyneth Paltrow's Divorce, and Beautiful Sermon Notes Sermon illustrations from the news: The Not-Nice Story of Noah, Beautiful Sermon Notes, The Forgotten Yacht, Ignoring Red Flags, Lukewarm Christianity, "Diamond" Shreddies, and Gwyneth Paltrow's Divorce. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley and Paul Pastor Readers' Theatre: Jesus Teaches about Divorce This is a two-voice readers’ theatre setting of Mark 10:2-16, where Jesus teaches on divorce. Resource type: Drama Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst An Ethic of Love in Marriage and Divorce Statistics reveal Christians are only 8 percent less likely to divorce than unchurched persons. This means the issue of divorce is significant enough that pastors should be teaching and preaching about its implications for Christian discipleship. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Ministry Matters Author: Felicia M. George Peace and Justice in Worship Divorcing worship from hospitality, peace, and justice drives a wedge between worshipers and God. A feature story on encompassing hospitality, peace, and justice in worship. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Pope Francis on Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist This article evaluates Pope Francis' interpretation of 1 Cor. 11:29 "discerning the body" (Amoris Laetitia §185-86) wherein an emphasis on the social meaning of body suggests the divorced and remarried ought to receive the Eucharist. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Matthew J. Ramage Divorce Often Brings Poverty Discussing the financial hardship of divorce, this sermon illustration reveals statistics on how divorce leads some people into poverty. This illustration suits Malachi 2:15-16, Deuteronomy 24:1 and Matthew 19:3-19. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today History of Hymns: “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice” This offers background and commentary on the Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. 1944) advent hymn, “Wild and Lone the Prophet’s Voice.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Marriage and Divorce Frances Wade's sermon on Mark 10:1-12 takes seriously Jesus' teaching that God intends for marriage to be permanent, and the realities of human life that sometimes lead to troubled marriages and to divorce. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Francis H. Wade
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