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Advent Hope: Staying Afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling
The Presentation and Marriage of the Virgin This oil painting by Benedetto Diana depicts on panel three scenes related to Mary: her presentation, marriage, and visit from angel Gabriel. Resource type: Image | Source: nga.gov | Author: Benedetto Diana Law, Anger, and Marriage Carolyn Brown provides resources for incorporating children in services featuring Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalms 112, 119; Matthew 5:21-37; and 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. Includes songs, prayers, and notes for preaching on law, anger, and marriage in child-friendly ways. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Marriage in the Fellowship of the Faithful "Marriage is a calling to ministry for some Christians that is realized within and for the whole church." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: John Thompson In Celebration of Marriage as Covenant Discussing marriage as a covenant, this wedding sermon collected by Debra Rienstra discusses the purposes of marriage as consisting of mutual support, identity as husband and wife, belonging and vocation. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: The Twelve | Author: Debra Rienstra Marriage Enrichment Sunday Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. laments the decline of strong marriages in the black church, and sees Hebrews 13:4 as a call to fidelity and wholeness in sexuality and love in marriage. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Forrest Elliott Harris, Sr. Marriage and Family Ministry Starts in Our Own Homes This article suggests that marriage and family ministry starts in our own homes, because love flowing more freely within our homes may overflow into our churches, communities, and world. Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Jane P. Ives Marriage Enrichment Sunday Biblical suggestions and exegesis for a service meant to enrich marriages in a congregation. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly Marriage and the Art of our Mortality Kae Evensen expresses her glum-leaning attitude toward presiding at weddings. Just as hope buoys up the season of Lent, however, Evensen finds hope in the Spirit’s work within marriages. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Kae Evensen Thoughts on 41 Years of Marriage Jamie Jenkins reflects on his 41 years of marriage and offers advice on how to make relationships thrive. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: Jamie Jenkins Full Text Hymns on Marriage Lord, Today Bless This New Marriage©
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Is Biblical Marriage a "House of Cards"? ... millennia. But as the Bible's portrayal of marriage as a legal contract differs markedly from some ... own conceptions, offering pronouncements about what constitutes biblical marriage is a rather dicey venture. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: David J. Lose Marriage Is Part of God's Kingdom An illustration by Richard J. Foster, published by Christianity Today, appropriate for Ephesians 5:21-33. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Richard J. Foster Not that there’s anything wrong with that… A reflection on discussions about same-sex marriage in the church that offers the "way of love" as a way through the discussions. It says, fundamentalist rhetoric and liberal ideology are both the easy way out. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Jason Lief Mixed Marriages Marrying someone from another culture or religion can be challenging in and of itself. Add in a strong mother's opinion and years of tradition within a church and even considering such a marriage is daunting. Herbert... Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Herbert J. Brinks Marriage and Divorce Frances Wade offers a sermon on marriage and divorce, based on Jesus’ words in Mark 10:1-12. Life together is better than life alone; but when a marriage dies, divorce is the process of grief and forgiveness.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Francis H. Wade Marriage Enrichment Sunday Having a partner to share the abundant Christian life is a reason to celebrate. In this article, Lazetta Rainey Braxton offers a comment on 1 Corinthians 7:4 for Marriage Enrichment Sunday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Lazetta Rainey Braxton "Laws of Attraction": Fighting to Save a Marriage Describing the plot of "Laws of Attraction" in which two divorce attorneys marry each other and divorce, this sermon illustration demonstrates the work involved in maintaining a marriage. This illustration suits Matthew 5:32-33 and other passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today
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