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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.
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
Reading Julian on Good Friday Drawing from the writings of Julian of Norwich, this Good Friday article by Jason Lief presents the sufferings of Christ on the cross as a symbol of finding new life in foolishness rather than honor. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jason Lief
Why Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit
History of Hymns: “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory” This offers background and commentary on Thomas Troeger's (b. 1945) 1994 hymn: “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory.” Combining faith and science, the hymn focuses on the Transfiguration narratives (Matthew 7:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Stanton Nelson History of Hymns: “The King of Glory Comes” This offers background and commentary on the Willard F. Jabusch (b. 1930) hymn, "The King of Glory Comes." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Glory, Glory Although moments of crisis may naturally prompt us to seek self serving interests, Jesus teaches us that his glory is something different than our natural inclinations might pursue. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher Author: David J. Lose Full Text Hymns on Glory Glory, Glory HallelujahPD
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God's Glory and Presence A sermon starter for Ezekiel 1 that explores the themes of God's glory and presence in the midst of rich and prophetic language. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Kory Plockmeyer Leading through Word and Thought This article looks at Psalm 19 to remind us that there is a difference between being critical in thinking and critical in spirit, suggesting that our words and thoughts are foundational to bringing glory to God. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Corey MacPherson The Glory of a Human Being In this quote from "The Weight of Glory," C. S. Lewis argues that human being's aren't "merely mortal" because we are all on the path to becoming either glorified through Christ or separated from God. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: C S Lewis God's Glory Seen in Nature For Epiphany, Stan Mast says using Psalm 29 gives an unusual opportunity to preach on the glory of God as seen in nature as well as the glory of Christ from a different angle. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Stanley Mast Glory This article is a word study on "glory" and its divergent connotations in worship and modern culture. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Nathan Bierma Glory to the LORD According to Daniel Quanstrom, Psalm 29, possibly the oldest psalm, adapts language and patterns derived from Canaanite songs of Baal, to declare emphatically that Yahweh alone is worthy of glory. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: Daniel Quanstrom
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