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.
Father's Day: Commentary on Luke 15:11-32
This sermon starter provides sermon suggestions, illustrations, and biblical commentary on Luke 15:11-32 for Father's Day.
A sermon starter on Proverbs 3:11-12 for Father's Day, as well as a selection of films with relevant themes.
Father’s Day Prayer
This is a prayer for Father's Day based on the Lord's Prayer.
Father’s Day Call to Worship
As written, this call to worship with response may be used to thank God for the gift of fathers and affirm their important roles in our lives as we celebrate Father's Day.
This sermon starter and commentary on Proverbs 3:11-12 offers worship resources for celebrating Father's Day from an African American perspective.
Father's Day Preaching
A reflection by James C. Howell on texts for Father's Day: Genesis 18:1-15, Exodus 19:2-8, Romans 5:1-8, and Matthew 9:35-10:8. Howell touches on themes of hospitality, the birth of faith, and divine friendship.
Father’s Day and the Lectionary
The passages explored in this resource can broadly be unified under justice. In 1 Kings, we see abuse of power. In Galatians, exclusion. In Luke we ponder the role of women in Jesus’ ministry. (includes __Father's...
Father's Day Prayers that Remember Fathers and Strengthen Fathers
This resource presents two Father's Day prayers for fathers. The first prayer is concerned with young fathers, sorrowful fathers, male mentors, and fathers who have died. The second prayer asks God to bless fathers experiencing difficulty.
Father's Day: Music and Worship Resources
This music and worship resource is to help plan a service for Father's Day which provides a litany and music suggestions.
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.
Family Devotions for Father’s Day
On Father's Day, MaryJane Pierce Norton encourages us to take time in our family for reflecting together about fathers. She suggests several creative ways to do that and shares a prayer of thanksgiving for fathers.
Full Text Hymns on Father's Day
Faith of our fathers, living stillPD
Day by DayPD
God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty HandPD
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The Three Bs of Father's Day
Charles Kirkpatrick shares a message from Luke 11:11-13 about how the Three Bs of Father's Day--Bread, Ball, and Bible--help him cultivate gratitude for both his earthly and heavenly fathers.
Father's Day Prayer of Confession
Asking God to have mercy on us for turning away from God's fatherly direction, this Father's Day prayer of confession asks God to teach us as a Father.
Fathers Day Sermon
For Father's Day, here is a commentary on Deuteronomy 1:29-31 put together by Marvin A. McMickle. He includes biblical exegesis, a challenge, and other sermon suggestions.
Litany of Peace for Father’s Day
This prayer lifts up all sons, brothers, and fathers as we celebrate Father's Day.
Fathers Day: Music and Worship Resources
For Father's Day, Michelle Riley Jones has put together this call to worship and suggested list of hymns and songs.
Father's Day Prayer of Praise
This is a prayer of praise for Father’s Day that talks about family and fatherhood.
Prayer for Men for Father’s Day
Nathan Decker offers this prayer for men for Father's Day and asks for God's blessings on them. It can be adapted for use as a pastoral prayer with response.
Father's Day Match Game
Charles Kirkpatrick shares a game to play during children's time in worship that demonstrates that just as we have a resemblance to our earthly fathers, we can bear a resemblance to our Heavenly Father.