Search ResultsHistory of Hymns: “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory” This offers background and commentary on Thomas Troeger's (b. 1945) 1994 hymn: “Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory.” Combining faith and science, the hymn focuses on the Transfiguration narratives (Matthew 7:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). History of Hymns: “All Who Hunger” This offers background and commentary on Sylvia Dunstan's (1955-1993) hymn: "All Who Hunger.” A communion hymn, it is not memorial that recalls Christ’s suffering, but a joyful hymn of community to be shared at the table. History of Hymns: “Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love” This offers background and commentary on Charles Wesley's hymn, "Jesus, Thine All Victorious Love.” Jesus of the People In 1999 Janet McKenzie’s painting “Jesus of the People” was selected winner of the National Catholic Reporter’s competition for a new image of Jesus by judge, Sister Wendy Beckett of PBS. Jesus is Lord in Life and Death Janette Platter's commentary on John 11:32-44 for All Saints' Day encourages a full sensory exploration of the passage to discover anew that Jesus is Lord in both life and death. History of Hymns: “Christ, Be Our Light” This offers background and commentary on Bernadette Farrell's 1994 song: “Christ, Be Our Light.” History of Hymns: “Shine, Jesus, Shine” This offers background and commentary on the Graham Kendrick (b. 1950) worship song, "Shine, Jesus, Shine." Jesus and Women A sermon starter and commentary by Deborah Blanks on Mark 5:25-34 for a service focused on Jesus and Women in the African American Lectionary. History of Hymns: “Some Children See Him” Victoria Schwarz and Wilson Pruitt share the history of the hymn, “Some Children See Him,” written by Wihla Hutson (1901-2002), who tried to imagine how children view and understand Jesus. Full Text Hymns on Jesus Christ's Divinity Christ, Whose Glory Fills the SkiesPD
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See more hymns... Jesus and Women Shauna St. Clair offers a sermon starter and commentary on Luke 7:11-11, focusing on Jesus's relationship with women for a service during March, which is Women's History Month. Between Easter Eggs and the Empty Tomb In this article, Mark McClintock offers advice on teaching and celebrating Easter with children that will promote their understanding of Christ's death and resurrection. Readers' Theatre: Jesus' Divinity and Humanity This is a two-voice readers’ theatre setting of Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12, where Jesus's divinity and humanity are examined. A Revelation on the Mountain This homily on Matthew 17:1-9 encourages us to keep looking upwards. The transfiguration was necessary to give his disciples a glimpse of Jesus's divinity, that he really is the Son of God. God's Divinity and Ours? This story about Ralph Waldo Emerson talks about God's divinity and human potential, suggesting that we really do need a Savior. Jesus, the Confusing Messiah In Mark 8:29, Peter is quick to confess Jesus as messiah, but quick to reprimand Jesus for saying he would die. Even in our moments of greatest clarity, God remains inscrutable; we must always seek understanding. The Hymn: The Lord Jesus Christ's Demonstration of Humility and Glory Preaching notes by Scott Hoezee on Philippians 2:5-11: This sermon starter explains some difficult aspects of this passage in reference to Christ's humanity and divinity, with an illustration about 17th-Century persecution of Christians in Japan.