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Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
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
Litany of Grief and Hope in a Time of Wildfire Linda Grund-Clampit offers "A Litany of Grief and Hope in a Time of Wildfire," based on Psalm 23, for any community affected by wildfires. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Linda Grund-Clampit Grief is Ministry A post by Julie Yarbrough that outlines theology and practices for grief ministry in the church. Grief ministry is the love of Christ in action, and Yarbrough explores how to apply that love to all people.... Resource type: Article | Source: Ministry Matters | Author: Julie Yarbrough Grief John Cheever illustrates grief that's just for show in this quote from his story "The Sutton Place Story." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: John Cheever Grief to Hope Luke 24: 13-25 tells of some disciples headed to Emmaus as way to escape their grief. They share their disappointment with a stranger, who turns their grief to hope when he reveals himself to be Jesus.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Scott E. Hoezee Hopeful Grief: Is It Possible? Grief over a loved one's death should be shaped by the resurrection of Jesus. Christian hope is not wishful thinking. In Scripture hope is confident expectation: as God raised Jesus he will raise us. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Grief Goes On "Grief always goes on longer than your friends expect it to and is stronger than they can appreciate." A quotation by Garrison Keillor, illustrating Psalm 10:14. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Garrison Keillor Full Text Hymns on Grief O Christ, You Wept When Grief Was Raw©
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Grief and the Sovereignty of God, Abortion, Eschatology, Pornography, and Preaching Social Justice Material for sermon illustrations about grief and the sovereignty of God, abortion, preparing for doomsday, friendship, statistics on the pervasiveness of pornography, the burden of money, and why preaching social justice is a hot button issue.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Brian Lowery Sorrow Leads to Repentance Rumeal Robinson's mistake eventually led the University of Michigan to win the national championship. A sermon illustration of "Godly sorrow leads to repentance" (2 Corinthians 7:10). It is also appropriate for Isaiah 22:12. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Charles Edward White Hope in Grief This sermon starter on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 shows that in the midst of grief, hope is anchored in Christ’s death, resurrection, and promise to return in glory. Included also is a sermon illustration idea. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Scott Hoezee Sorrow for Those Who Do Not Know Christ Many of us experience sorrow when dear friends or family members don’t know the love of God in Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Sorrow for Those Who Do Not Know Christ Reflecting on Romans 9:1-4, Mark Roberts sees Paul's sorrow for his fellow Jews who did not know Christ, as encouraging us to pray faithfully for loved ones and to show God's love to others. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Seven Sorrows of Mary This resource introduces Protestants to the Seven Sorrows of Mary, with history, artwork, poetry, and music. Mary's life helps us enter into the biblical narrative from the Incarnation to the Passion of Christ. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Global Worship
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