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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
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
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
Nicodemus in the Shadows Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Peter Wallace
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
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
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
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling
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
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History of Hymns: “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart” This offers background and commentary on the 1854 beloved hymn by George Croly (1780-1860): “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn History of Hymns: “Give Me a Clean Heart” This offers background and commentary on the 1970 Margaret Douroux (b. 1941) hymn, “Give Me a Clean Heart.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Heaviness of Heart and Conscience A hymn about forgiveness, "Heaviness of Heart and Conscience," by Terry York to the tune of WEBSTER 8.7.8.7. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Terry W. York The Final Word If God is all good and all powerful, why is the Church so unchanged? That breaks Mark Labberton's heart, but he has hope that God is not finished with His work. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Mark Labberton Don't Lose Heart This video based on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 shows the business of life and moments of rest and relaxation with a song playing in the background with the theme of not losing heart. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Unknown Love-cubed Leadership What's mathematical about love? Lisa Nichols Hickman offers a reflection on leadership based on the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:5 & Matthew 22:37) arguing that leadership must have heart, might, and soul, all three, multiplied by one another. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Lisa Nichols Hickman Dorothy Day's Radical Hospitality - Study Guide Study guide about welcoming and hospitality. Dorothy Day is a witness that hospitality and nonviolence are at the heart of the gospel. Includes liturgical elements and discussion questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Following Our Vocation in Organizations Study Guide / Adult Sunday School lesson about how to participate in organizations with "a caring spirit... [and] a discerning heart." It features Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 and includes liturgical elements and discussion questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz
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