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.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
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.
Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.