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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America
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.
Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
Easter Fears Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Peter W. Marty
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 in the Marketplace Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
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
Heaven Lost and Heaven Found This article explores how the concept of heaven historically shifted from a position from general acceptance to a position of skepticism, with academia generally viewing history, philosophy, and theology as unreliable sources of truth. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell Heaven’s fire department? Does everyone go to heaven? Rebecca Janney talks about what most Americans think about heaven and how their understanding is different from the traditional Christian teaching on heaven. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Rebecca Price Janney Heaven, Did You Know? In this article, the editors of Christian History Institute share a variety of historical thoughts about heaven ranging from John Wesley's view of animals in heaven to a heavenly painting by Hans Suess von Kulmbach. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Editors, Christian History Institute Magazine Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Full Text Hymns on Heaven When We All Get to HeavenPD
Heaven Came DownPD
Heaven is my homePD
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Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Debra Levey Larson
Heaven Based on the book "Bringing Heaven Down to Earth," this word study on heaven and earth examines our understanding and theology that is related to these two words. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Nathan Bierma Heaven Shall Not Wait "Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose..." This is a hymn by John L. Bell about the presence and justice of heaven. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: John L. Bell Heaven on Earth John Van Sloten draws from Isaiah 65 and Revelation 21-22 as he paints a picture of what the new heavens and new earth will be like. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: John Van Sloten Heaven on Earth "An 11-week sermon series on the Beatitudes, based on the book Heaven on Earth." This page gives the texts and basic summaries of each week's sermon. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters New Heaven, New Earth The Reformers and their successor had a certain vision of the new heaven and new earth. John Stackhouse compares their understanding with the biblical imagery and explains the importance of understanding the life to come. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John Stackhouse Heaven Is Real This children's message on Revelation 21:1-4 uses the video "Heaven is Real" (link included) to illustrate heaven as a homecoming. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Sermons 4 Kids Author: Robert Taylor Heaven Can't Wait In this sermon starter, David Lose reflects on heaven, focusing on Philippians 2:12 and Paul's description of working out our salvation in the presence of Jesus, which is, in a word, heaven. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher Author: David J Lose
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