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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
Season of Lent A sermon starter and commentary by Luke Powery on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 for the season of Lent in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Luke A. Powery
Yes and No: Lent and the Reformed Faith John Witvliet outlines the history of the celebration of Lent and highlights the importance of understanding one's context in discerning how best to celebrate Lent in one's church. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: John Witvliet The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday ... on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects ... painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more. Resource type: Drama Source: Reformed Worship Author: Bernard J. Haan, Jr.
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce 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
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Ash Wednesday Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Debra Rienstra
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 Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Debra Levey Larson
Sermon Brainwave 224 A podcast on the Lectionary texts of the Third Sunday in Lent (John 2:13-22; Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25) that discusses the presence of God in the community and characteristics of the Christian faith. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson Sermon Brainwave 226 This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday of Lent (John 12:20-33; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10) exploring the cross as a theme and image in John's gospel. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson 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: Light Of The World Is Jesus This is an arrangement of the Philip Bliss gospel song, arranged as a short choral introit for Lent or as a hymn of illumination for Scripture. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Sandy Willard Rogers Hymn: Down In The Grave (Electric Bass) This electric bass setting by Sandy Willard Roger uses the familiar WAYFARING STRANGER tune, set to original words appropriate for Lent and Easter. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Sandy Willard Rogers Sermon Brainwave 222 This podcast is a commentary on the Lectionary texts of the First Sunday in Lent (Mark 1:9-15; Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22) that discusses the significance of Jesus' protection in the wilderness. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
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