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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? 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
Gratitude For Experiences Zach Ellis' article reflects on scientific research showing the benefits of gratitude for experiences over gratitude for material goods and commends pastors to preach on the importance of practicing gratitude which cultivates generosity (Luke 1:39-56). Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Fuller Plpit Author: Zachariah Ellis Gratitude in Tough Times Psalm 118 offers an example of how to give thanks in the midst of troubled times. This article unpacks Psalm 118 and shares stories of gratitude in the midst of trouble. Resource type: Devotional Source: The Banner Author: Elizabeth Vander Haagen Gratitude Is More Than Saying Thanks This sermon on in Luke 17:11-19 calls out the myth of entitlement and the arrogance of independence. It invites us to practice gratitude for every good gift comes from the good Giver. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: John Thomas Gratitude Among the Rarest of Virtues Gregory Woodward's reflection on Jesus' healing of the ten lepers (Luke 17: 11-19) notes that only one of the ten returned to thank Jesus. We are reminded of how uncommon (and how important) gratitude is. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: ePriest Author: Gregory Woodward Gratitude and Communities Paying it Forward Roberts Emmons reflects on gratitude in Christian communities and the Eucharist in light ... of research showing "practices of gratitude develop a "moral memory" in communities." Related Scriptures ... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Fuller Plpit Author: Robert Emmons Gratitude or Thankfulness ... the cooperation between science and theology in understanding gratitude, both in its role in human flourishing and ... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Fuller Plpit Author: Michael Wiltshire Gratitude For and With Our Gifts A responsive litany of gratitude written by Kathy Jo Blaske that begins by offering thanks for the gifts God has given and ends with resolve to pass that generosity on to others in need. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Kathy Jo Blaske Gratitude and Grace Drawing from Luke 17:11-19, David Lose reflects on gratitude, how it is a choice and commitment that we make and a counter-cultural witness that makes room for a fresh appreciation of God’s renewing, saving grace. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: In the Meantime Author: David Lose Gratitude, the Best Medicine This sermon illustration for 2 Samuel 9:1 considers the quotation: "Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Yates Gratitude, the Basic Virtue ... Matthew 23:1-12, Rolheiser suggests that proper gratitude is the ultimate virtue and that it defines ... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Ron Rolheiser Full Text Hymns on Gratitude A Song of GratitudePD
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Gratitude Is For Lovers Amie Gordon reflects on the theology of gratitude in light of research showing the "virtue of gratitude can become a sustaining force between romantic partners." Related Scripture includes Ephesians 5; John 13:12-20; Colossians 1:1-12; Psalm 30.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Fuller Plpit Author: Amie M. Gordon A Chorus of Gratitude Gratitude is not a saccharine watering down of critical thinking, but gratitude reframes despair so that we might see the light on our path, writes Jes Kast. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jes Kast Gratitude Grows as Salutary Habit This quote reflects on activities that foster gratitude in a secular culture and explores the science that drives them. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Jane Lampman Gratitude Reduces Impatience Jessica Stillman reports on a study showing that gratitude helps to get rid of impatience. Suggested as an illustration for passages such as Psalm 34:1, Lamentations 3:26, Romans 8:24-25, and others. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Jessica Stillman Prayer, the Story of Naaman, Perseverance, and Gratitude Carolyn Brown looks at Jeremiah 29, 2 Kings 5, Luke 17, and 2 Timothy 2. The ideas of prayer, God’s work through the weak, perseverance, and gratitude are highlighted for children. Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown The Importance of Gratitude This podcast on Psalm 116 and Luke 17:11-19 considers the gospel story of the ten men with leprosy to discover the importance of gratitude and to help us grow in thankfulness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee A Spiritual Path to Gratitude In this article, Chuck Queen discusses how Moses' encounter with God in Exodus 33:12-23 can inform and expand the capacity for gratitude in our Christian lives. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Chuck Queen Gratitude and American Beauty Roy Anker reflects on themes of gratitude in the movie "American Beauty". Our own selfishness can blind us to the beauty of the world around us, and cause us to miss just how much we really... Resource type: Devotional Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Roy Anker
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