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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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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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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 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.

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Sadie, the Prayer Dog Commentary/Exegesis by Alyce M. McKenzie http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/Sadie-Prayer-Dog-Alyce-McKenzie-02-25-2013 As a Lenten text, Luke 13:1-9, encourages us to heed Jesus' urgent call to repentance and not miss out on joy we are missing. Lent is a good time to repent and head toward God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie

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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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Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday Commentary/Exegesis by Susan C. Mitchell http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=233 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

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Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday Sermon Starter/Outline by Otis Moss, Jr. http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=167 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.

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Family Commentary/Exegesis by Betty Jane Lillie http://www.mtsm.org/Exegesis.aspx?ID=110 Exegetical notes on Sirach 3:2-6; 12-14, Colossians 3:12-21, and Matthew 2:13-15; 19-23 which explore the theme of the Holy Family and focus on the cultural and geographical context of the passages. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Athenaeum of Ohio - Exegesis Author: Betty Jane Lillie

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Marriage, Family, and Divorce Article by Elliot Dorff https://onbeing.org/programs/elliot-dorff-and-luke-timothy-johnson-marriage-family-and-divorce/ American ideals of marriage, family, and divorce are infused with biblical messages. But what does the Bible really say, and how has it been taught across the centuries? A rabbi and Christian theologian discuss. (Length: 53:07) Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Elliot Dorff

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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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Family Enrichment/Kinship Sunday: Music and Worship Resources Element of Worship by Unknown http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=233 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

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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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Family Devotional by Anthony Robinson http://day1.org/3991-anthony_robinson_family Jesus doesn't speak of the family in an unproblematic way. In this devotional on Mark 3:32-35, Tony Robinson discusses what "family" in terms of the church should really mean. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: Anthony Robinson

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Families Are Key to the Future of the Church Article by Dave Stone https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/2802/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

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Family Matters Sermon (Complete) by Leo Edgar http://torch.op.org/torch/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

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Family, fear and faith Commentary/Exegesis by Sarah Henrich https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=588 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

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Family Enrichment Day Commentary/Exegesis by Rudy Rasmus http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=106 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

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Families That Foster Holiness Sermon (Complete) by David Sanders http://torch.op.org/torch/families-that-foster-holiness What makes a family holy? This sermon from Matthew 2:13-23 and Colossians 3:12-21 challenges us to keep family in perspective and also cherish it. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: David Sanders

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Families, Moms, God's Great Love Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-prayer-for-mothers-day.html 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

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Family Matters Article by Howard Hovde https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/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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