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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
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
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
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? 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
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
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The Crisis That Makes Me Grieve the Evangelical Church Rich Villodas shares his three griefs over the result of the 2016 United States presidential election. He says, "My deepest grief is with the subtle messianic language that has permeated churches and hearts." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas How to Use the Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnal An introduction to the hymnal, Lift Up Your Hearts, with suggestions for what kinds of songs congregations might consider learning from a new hymnal. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig A Community of One Heart and Mind We are called to be a “community...of one heart and one mind" (Acts 4:32-35): loving God and God's children (1 John 5:1-6) and believing in Jesus even without seeing (John 20:19-31). Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Gerald Darring What Are You Pondering? In this reflection on Luke 2:1-20, Dave Peterson writes that what we ponder in our hearts directs our lives. Peterson challenges us to examine our ponderings and to memorize scripture. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson Can I Trust in God and Still Have Doubts? Reflecting on 1 John 5:9-13, the mysterious nature of Jesus, and on doubt, Dave Peterson writes that it is possible to trust Jesus in your heart and yet wonder deeply about him in your head. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dave Peterson A Wise Heart Commentary on 1 Kings 2:10-12 and 3:3-14 by Garrett Galvin, who suggests that Solomon's decision to pursue wisdom--to attain a "wise heart"--displays a healthy and holy preference for relationships above things. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Garrett Galvin
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