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Advent Confession Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Nathan Nettleton
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
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries
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
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
Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Things You Cannot Live Without: Forgiveness A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Hebrews 10:11-18. Landwehr reflection on the necessity of confession and forgiveness, grounded in the cross, as the means by which people take responsibility for wrongs and find healing. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Forgiveness In this sermon on Jesus' parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35), Carla Pratt Keyes discusses some of the difficulties and complexities of forgiving others. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: A Sermon for Every Sunday | Author: Carla Pratt Keyes Symposium 2013 - Forgiveness Forgiveness was presented at the Calvin Symposium of Christian Worship. The sermon, entitled "Fighting the Good Fight: God's Rules for Righteous Retaliation", was preached by Carolyn Gordon. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Carolyn L. Gordon Full Text Hymns on Forgiveness Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive©
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Confession and Forgiveness This is a prayer of confession inspired by inspired by 2 Samuel 11:1-15 and John 6:1-21, and an assurance of forgiveness inspired by Ephesians 3:20. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Moira Laidlaw Forgiveness These quotations from Frederick Buechner focus on how pride and guilt impact our ability to offer and to accept forgiveness. Resource type: Book Quote | Source: Day1 | Author: Carl Frederick Buechner Illogical Forgiveness Investigating why Paul admitted to "madness" in 2 Corinthians 5:13-321, David E. Fredrickson's commentary suggests that Paul encouraged forgiveness that defies "the logic of common sense" by blotting out wrongs regardless of efforts to reconcile matters. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: David E. Fredrickson Forgive Us Our Sins, As We Forgive Those Who Sin Against Us Reflecting on Jesus' teaching that we should forgive others when asking our Father for forgiveness, this devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Luke 11:4 explains God forgives us to "enable us" to become reconciled to others. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D Roberts Forgiving Our Debtors, According to Augustine This resource provides Augustine of Hippo's commentary on debt and forgiveness. He draws from Matthew 18:21-35 as well as from Matthew 6:12, the portion of the Lord's Prayer on forgiveness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Augustine of Hippo Forgiveness: The First Step to Love Jesus eats with the sick who need forgiveness and we find ourselves among them. This daily meditation on Luke 5:27-32 includes prayers and reflections that turn our hearts toward loving the sick and ourselves as Jesus... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: ePriest Forgiveness from the Heart In Luke 6:36-38, we learn that Christian forgiveness involves waiving our claim to damages. It is to trust that goodness is ultimately more attractive to the human heart than the idol of evil. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest
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