The Bad News is Part of the Good News
In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
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.
Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
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.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion.
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...
The Meek Messiah and the Kingdom of God
Four homilies by Brian Harrison on Matthew 11:25-30, 13:1-23, 13:24-43, and 13:44-52 cover themes of meekness, the "seed" of God's Word, and the Kingdom of God. Harrison provides a purpose for each homily, as well.
Looking for the Kingdom of God Too High Up and Too Far Away
In his sermon on Matthew 13:31-33 and 13:44-52, William Dols explores the Parables of the Mustard Seed and Yeast to show that finding the kingdom of God requires letting our old life die.
The Kingdom of God
The Bible reveals what life will look like in God's kingdom under the reign of Jesus. But how do we live as kingdom citizens now? This radio episode examines scripture and the kingdom of God.
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
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 Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God Is Justice and JoyPD
God of Grace and God of GloryPD
I Love Thy Kingdom, LordPD
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Did Jesus Really Usher in the Kingdom of God?
Derek Vreeland reflects on Israel's expectation that God would reign as king in the coming Messiah, and how "the resurrection was God’s vindication that Jesus is King and the kingdom of God had come."
The Kingdom of God
In Matthew 13, Jesus speaks of the hiddenness of the Kingdom of God. Cues from this passage suggests that both our kingdom living and our kingdom proclamation should be about quiet acts of loving faithfulness.
The Reality of the Kingdom of God
In this sermon on the parable of the rich fool from Luke 12:13-21, Catherine Caimano encourages freedom from this world's anxiety and trust in the reality of the kingdom of God.
The Kingdom of God in Our Midst
This resource notes that Christians need to pause their busy lives and be silent before God in order to recognize that the kingdom of God is in their midst.
The kingdom of God is real
In this sermon on Luke 23:33-43, Rob Gieselmann explores Jesus' understanding of the kingdom of God and its profound opposition to injustice and sin, an opposition in which Jesus' disciples are invited to participate.
The RCA and the Kingdom of God
Daniel Meeter, a New York pastor, reflects on his own congregation, the Reformed Church in America, and its shifting attitude towards the doctrine of the Kingdom of God.
Where Is the Kingdom of God?
Luke 17:21 translates as "The kingdom of God is within you" or "among you"--but Jesus didn't mean God already reigned within the Pharisees, but that the Kingdom was among them in Jesus' words, deeds, and person.
The Kingdom of God is Near!
When we seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, we are experience a foretaste of that day when all the earth will flourish under the glorious reign of God.