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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
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.
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
"Kindness" This introduces the song, "Kindness," performed by Rob Bell and written by Brian McLaren. The song works beautifully as a sending song in worship. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst History of Hymns: “Word of God, Come Down on Earth” This offers background and commentary on James Quinn's Christmas hymn, “Word of God, Come Down on Earth.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Hymn Study: “Here Is Peace” This offers background and commentary on Andrew Pratt's hymn, "Here Is Peace." It explores in three short stanzas the true meaning of peace, with a primary focus on God's grace and our gracious actions. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Dean McIntyre ‘Kindness’ This introduces the song, "Kindness," performed by Steve Bell and written by Brian McLaren, and based on St. Teresa's prayer. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Steve Bell Kindness In this devotional for Genesis 18:8-10, Kenneth Samuel uses the story of Abraham welcoming the strangers to show that acts of kindness are often the keys God uses to grant blessings into our lives. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: Kenneth L Samuel The Wardrobe of Easter: Kindness A meditation on kindness belonging to a series on "The Wardrobe of Easter." It specifically addresses the "hateful attitudes" and "sorry speech" prevalent in popular culture and social media. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Dale J. Cooper Overcoming Evil with Good A devotional reflection from Taizé on Romans 12:14-21. Like Jesus, Paul asks for an attitude of kindness to all, an attitude that goes to the point of wishing good to those who wish us ill. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Taize Author: Taize Community Kindness In this video interview, Stanley Hauerwas talks about how to display kindness and love to others without controlling them or attempting to gain something. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Stanley Hauerwas Full Text Hymns on Kindness Pass It OnPD
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Kindness is Better Than Madness In this sermon illustration, John Gunn uses an anecdote of befriending former enemies in battle to demonstrate the wisdom of following God's command to show kindness to our enemies. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: John R Gunn Kindness Returned with Kindness Lewis and Clark's famous expedition was saved by a stranger's simple act of kindness—practiced years before. This story illustrates the power of kindness and sowing and reaping, appropriate for Colossians 3:12-17. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Marshall Shelley Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness Sermon notes on Genesis 39 and Galatians 5 note that "hesed" is an attribute of the character of God which we are called to emulate. Often translated as kindness, it also includes abiding loyalty and steadfastness.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Theology of Work Project Author: George Cladis Kindness Evangelism This is a story of Mark, who came to faith by witnessing a simple act of kindness at a Young Life group. It may serve as an illustration for Matthew 22:34-46 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Trent Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness Sermon notes on Genesis 39 and Galatians 5 reveal the kindness of God and how we might also show kindness. The notes include commentary, theological and hermeneutical points, illustrations, and application. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The High Calling Feasting on Fruit: Kindness A breathing exercise meant to help the exerciser imagine, embody, and multiply kindness toward others. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Ministry Matters Author: Kasey Hitt Each Kindness Krista Lovell explores the book Each Kindness, a story about young girls learning that their actions have consequences for the people around them -- a useful lesson for those following Jesus' command to love one another. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Storypath Author: Krista Lovell Sow a Little Kindness Discussing human desire for retributive justice and retaliation, this devotional by Dave Peterson on Matthew 5:38 encourages readers to respond to injury and injustice with compassion and kindness. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling
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