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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
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
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.
Sadie, the Prayer Dog Commenting on Luke 13:1-9, Alyce McKenzie encourages us to heed the parable’s urgent call to repentance - and not miss out on joy! Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie
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
The Holy Family This c.1500 painting by Giorgione depicts the holy family. Resource type: Image Source: nga.gov Author: Giorgione The Blessings of Family An excerpt from an address by Pope Benedict XVI about the family as the privileged setting where every person learns to give and receive love. Resource type: Article Source: Catholic Education Resource Center Author: Pope Benedict XVI Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday This resource is a commentary that uses Joshua 24:14-18 to give enrichment to a service focused on "family enrichment/kinship." This resource provides a biblical exegesis as well as worship planning notes. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Otis Moss, Jr. Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday Exegetical resources taken from Hebrews 12:9-11 for a sermon as well as service planning and cultural commentary for a family enrichment Sunday service. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Susan C. Mitchell Using common materials to communicate the themes of 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
Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday: Music and Worship Resources This worship resource is for a Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday service. Provided are some music and worship resources including worship planning notes, a responsive reading, and hymns/songs. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Unknown Full Text Hymns on Family The Family of God©
Would You Bless Our Homes and Families©
God Who Makes Us All One FamilyPD
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Families Are Key to the Future of the Church Dave Stone writes that families are key in preserving the story of God. Citing scriptures from the Old and New Testaments, this article is useful for ministry to and within families. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Dave Stone Family Matters Fr. Leo Edgar urges the need for prayer when reflecting on the nature of the family, marriage, and related issues, by believers and Synods while practicing mercy and upholding male-female marriage as a lifelong commitment. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Leo Edgar Families Called to Peace This resource from the United Methodist Church focuses on the theme “Families Called to Peace" and includes worship resources, a retreat plan, and devotional activities to foster a climate of peace in our churches and homes. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Family, fear and faith Commenting on Luke 8:21-39, Sarah Henrich notes that Jesus redefined family as those who obey God's word; his disciples were overcome by fear; and the demoniac exercises faith and becomes part of Jesus' family. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Sarah Henrich Family Enrichment Day This commentary is for a Family Enrichment day worship service which connects the themes in Ruth 1:1-17 of commitment and suffering to our experiences today. This resource includes a biblical commentary and preaching notes. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Rudy Rasmus Family as Ministry The family is a ministry that builds upon the gift of a God-centered covenant. In this article, Efrem Smith introduces the biblical concept of family as a ministry based on Genesis 12. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Efrem Smith Families, Moms, God's Great Love The Bible provides a rich assortment of family circumstances. This prayer, written for Mother's Day, petitions God for healing in our hearts to keep loving and forgiving our families, as God's family has done through generations.... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst Family Matters A reflection by Howard Hovde on the Jacob and Esau narrative in Genesis and how family conflicts, if undealt with, infect our future lives and creep into our other relationships. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Howard Hovde
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