A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
The Call is Urgent
A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways."
A theory of jerks
Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Painful Path, Strong Faith
This exegesis of Luke 13:31-35 explores Jesus' prophetic path towards Jerusalem and argues that Christians are called to join Jesus on the same path of resistance, rejection, and difficulty.
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!
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.
Judgment Day/Justice Day
Juxtaposing Judgment Day's portrayal in Terminator films with that of Micah 4:3-4 and Psalm 98, this article by Noah Livingston discusses why Christians should anticipate the restoration of God's justice that has begun with Jesus' resurrection.
Based on Luke 18:9-14, Geoffrey Hoare discusses our tendency to resist judgments. He encourages us to open our hearts to God saying, "The judgments of God can be a window into how our life can be."
Judgment, Fairness, Witness, and Divisions For Children
... children to understand. They speak of God’s judgment, fairness, witness, and divisions, but Carolyn Brown gives ...
Judgment Day/Justice Day
Countering portrayals of "Judgment Day" that focus on horrific destruction, Noah Livingston's article draws on Micah 4:3-4 to assert that God's coming judgment will restore justice by implementing "God's vision for human interaction."
Full Text Hymns on Judgment
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The lack of good judgment accounts for many of the sad and tragic breakdowns in life. John Gunn reminds us that we can grow in the wisdom of our judgment, if we try.
A Pilgrim’s Tale: Journey to Jerusalem
Christian pilgrims have traveled to the Holy Land for many reasons. Some traveled there in search of the ascetic life. Others went in expectation of the Last Judgment. This article tells the story of one traveler,...
Judgment and mercy
Richard Nysse discusses the stark presentation of Israel's idolatry and God's judgment in Jeremiah 18; but he points to God's promise of mercy in 31:20.
Judgment our Salvation
In this homily, Mark Edney preaches on Jesus the Judge, reflecting on John 9:1-41 and the idea that judgment includes our very own salvation rather than just condemnation.
Judgment is Love
This commentary on John 3:1-17 notes that God's judgment is revealed here in this text: God loves this world, even the God-hating world that crucified the Lord of glory.
Judgment and Salvation
Shawn Songer-Gaines offers commentary on Isaiah 40:1-11, arguing that judgment and salvation go together. We hear the words of the prophet Isaiah on the lips of John the Baptist and in the song of Mary.
Judgment day ; Wait on Him.
This album from the Baylor Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by The Jordan M. Baptist Church Mass Choir and includes the songs “Judgment Day” and “Wait on Him.”
A Guide to Judgment Day
Dave Peterson reflects on Jesus’ teachings in Matthew 25 (Parable of the Bridesmaids, Parable of the Talents, and the Sheep and the Goats) as a survival guide for Judgment Day.