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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
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
Advent Waiting Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship
Practicing Patience in a World of Lack This article reflects on themes of patience and busyness by showing that without space and time to wait, we will miss out on disruptive joy. The author then demonstrates how the liturgy fosters patience and contemplation. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Seth Richardson Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient This excerpt from Norman Cousins' "Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration" reflects on the power of faith to either heal or, when misused, destroy. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Norman Cousins Patience a Spiritual Sign - Pope Francis and Tertullian on Patience This Catholic article considers the teach of Pope Francis and Tertullian on patience, suggesting patience as a spiritual sign of holiness. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Fr. Brendan Lupton Patience An audio sermon by George W. Truett on Luke 21:19. Truett emphasizes the need for patience at all moments of life, in all walks of life. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Baylor University Libraries Digital Sermon Collections Author: George W Truett You Just Don't Get It, Do You? The crowd in John 6 does not get it when Jesus reveals his divine identity and mission. Alyce McKenzie considers what things keep us from getting it when Jesus makes himself plain to us. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie What Good Fathers Know Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed point to the kingdom’s apparent hiddenness and ordinariness. The seed parables of Mark 4:26-34 also call us to attend to the kingdom’s own time and rate of growth. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Wait with Patience A video based on Romans 8, focused on all creation waiting with patience for God's redemption and renewal. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Full Text Hymns on Forbearance I Have A Friend So Patient, Kind, ForbearingPD
Divine forbearance claims our songPD
There's a wideness in God's mercyPD
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Patience The need to be in a hurry may be driven by our recognition that our time is limited because we are mortal. Stanley Hauerwas reflects on patience and the need to slow down to worship. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Stanley Hauerwas Patient Living In this article, Mike Chalk reflects upon the emphasis placed on the virtue of patience in the Bible, and instructs us to embrace patience in order to be attentive to God's work in the world. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mike Chalk Patience A reflection on patience that suggest it is being willing to go at someone or something else’s pace, even when our own inclination tugs us to move at our own pace. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jessica Bratt Patience in an Impatient World We live in a technologically driven culture that values speed and efficiency. This devotional considers the value of patience as part of the path toward holiness. Resource type: Devotional Source: Ministry Matters Author: Melissa Slocum Patience In this devotional, John Gunn reflects on the role of patience in achieving anything for the Kingdom of God. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: John R Gunn Patience and Hope This commentary on James 5:7-10 notes the importance of context in reading Scripture, and it teaches that patience and hope are both grounded in faith, that gift of the Holy Spirit. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dirk G. Lange God's Call and Human Response This is a full worship planning resource on Exodus 3:1–15, Psalm 105, Romans 12:9–21 and Matthew 16:21–28. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
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