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Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to 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
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
Ash Wednesday A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Marvin A. McMickle
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
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
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
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
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
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
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
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 Hymn: Before An Open, Empty Tomb Richard Garland has written this new Easter hymn text which is set to the familiar DUKE STREET tune. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Full Text Hymns on Easter Christ the Lord Is Risen Today©
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Hymn: We Stand Before The Cross This hymn by F. Richard Garland is written for use at the close of a Good Friday service to prepare for the Vigil that will culminate in Easter. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Sermon Brainwave 235 This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary texts of the Seventh Sunday of Easter (John 17:6-19; Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13) exploring how the role of names is emphasized in Scripture. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Sermon Brainwave 290 This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary readings of the Fourth Sunday of Easter (John 10:22-30; Acts 9:36-43; Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17) exploring how God's shepherd-like nature translates into provision and protection. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson 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 Sermon Brainwave 233 This podcast on the Lectionary texts of the Fifth Sunday of Easter (John 15:1-8; Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21) examines what these texts explain about the concept of "abiding in Christ." Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Hymn: When Thomas Heard the Easter News This hymn is based on John 20:19-31. It traces the story of Thomas' movement from initial doubt to belief and affirmation of faith. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Sermon Brainwave 291 This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary readings of the Fifth Sunday of Easter (John 13:31-35; Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6) exploring how the love commandment gives us an opportunity for a unique fellowship. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Hymn: You Made Us in Your Image This hymn was composed in 2012 for Human Rights Day. It can be set to the tunes of AURELIA or WEST NOW EAST. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
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