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Sadie, the Prayer Dog Commenting on Luke 13:1-9, Alyce McKenzie encourages us to heed the parable’s urgent call to repentance - and not miss out on joy! Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie
Restore the Joy of Salvation On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
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
Cross of Wood A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf. Resource type: Image Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Elizabeth Steele Halstead
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
Hymn: Lord, Be To Us A Source Of Joy Richard Garland has composed this Advent hymn. It is set to the tune CANONBURY. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Hymn: What A Joy, This Habitation! This hymn was composed in 1999 in celebration of the construction of a home by a local Habitat for Humanity chapter. It is set to the tune, HYMN TO JOY. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette Preparing for Joy Can you rejoice during the season of Lent? In this paper, Norman Wirba explains how the season of Lent can be our preparation for the joy. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Norman Wirzba Hymn: Come With Thanksgiving While written specifically for Thanksgiving Day, F. Richard Garland has penned a beautiful hymn based on Philippians 4:4-9 appropriate for any time of joy and thanksgiving in worship.  Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland Joy and Lament This sermon starter and commentary on Isaiah 35:1-10 offers worship planning resources for Advent from an African American perspective with themes of joy and lament. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery Hymn: Here In Joy We Offer Praises (Hymn To Joy) This hymn was composed in 2016 for the 50th anniversary celebration of clergywomen's ordination in the United Methodist Church. It is set to the well-known tune, HYMN TO JOY. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Andrew Pratt Full Text Hymns on Joy Joy UnspeakablePD
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore TheePD
Eternal Source of every joyPD
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“Joy!” Joy is the affirmation of the truest things of all: redemption, restoration, reconciliation." This resource combines song by an Indian, acoustic Jazz fusion band with a reflection on "joy" in the Christian context. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Preaching Joy in Times of Conflict Mark Strong shares how his own church was burned. He offers seven Scriptural suggestions to help preachers communicate with joy despite conflict and difficulties, such as to rely on the Holy Spirit, and focus on... Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Mark Strong Joy To The World (Simplified) This is a simplified arrangement for piano (also adaptable for organ) of Isaac Watts' beloved Christmas carol: "Joy to the World." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Isaac Watts Missing the Joy Sabbath day is community day. Marva Dawn explains what the church means and how we should understand the Sabbath day so we do not miss the joy of keeping the Sabbath and find rest. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Marva J. Dawn Advent Joy This sermon starter and commentary on Isaiah 9:6-7 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating the third Sunday of Advent, focusing on the theme of joy. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Brian Bantum History of Hymns: “I Come with Joy” This offers background and commentary on the 1968 hymn by Brian Wren (b. 1936): "I Come with Joy." Written for a sermon series on communion, it speaks of an attitude of joy when approaching the Table. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Joy Anticipated, Joy Remembered Joy is the prevailing theme of this commentary on Psalm 126. It reflects on all the good God has done and hopefully anticipates all that he will do. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: Alicia McClintic The Joy of Salvation A sermon starter on Luke 15’s parable of the lost sheep. Scott Hoezee encourages preaching that without the grace of God we are all lost, so we should all hear this parable with ears of joy. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott E. Hoezee
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