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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
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
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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Peter Wallace
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... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
When Someone Misses the Messiah A liturgy description, notes about contemporary context for the passage, and a biblical commentary on Psalm 89:19-29 for a First Sunday of Advent worship service that's focused on recognizing the Messiah. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Raphael G Warnock Messiah This sermon illustration pairs Acts 3:12-19 with an excerpt from Fredrick Buechner's "Wishful Thinking" to show Jesus both threatens the Jewish idea of a "Messiah" and remains an ambiguous savior. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Real Authority In Mark 1:40-45, an unclean spirit recognizes Jesus as the Son of God, and therefore as his enemy. Similarly, the unclean in our lives resists Jesus’ voice. Mark points to the saving authority of God’s voice.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Introducing Jesus Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on John 1:29-34 explores all that is communicated by John the Baptist’s identification of Jesus as the Lamb of God. This Lamb of God guides us to our true identities. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie History of Hymns: “My Master, See, the Time Has Come” C. Michael Hawn explains the biblical backstory for the hymn, “My Master, See, the Time Has Come." This hymn paraphrases the words of Luke 2:29-32, Simeon's song upon seeing the Messiah. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn Full Text Hymns on Messiah Take My Life, and Let It BePD
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Hidden in Plain Sight Throughout John, the people Jesus encounters fail to recognize him. In this commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28, Alyce McKenzie explores how people respond to Jesus' mysterious presence among us as "one whom you do not know."... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce M. McKenzie Messiah (South Africa) Three versions of South African hit song, "Messiah," sung in the Sotho language: Live church service with full band, studio recording with lyrics, and another service outdoors with dancing. "...Messiah, pour the Holy Spirit into us!"... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Kgotso Makgalema Readers' Theatre: Jesus is the Messiah This is a three-voice readers’ theatre setting of Mark 8:27-38, where Peter confesses that Jesus is the Messiah. Resource type: Drama Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst ‘O Come Divine Messiah’ Recording of a retuned version of the Advent hymn, "O Come Divine Messiah," by Blayne Chastain. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship When the Messiah Is Not Who You Expected During Advent, Gate Davis reflects on John's question in Matthew 11:2-6 and challenges our own expectations of the Messiah; Were we expecting something different? A bit more grand? More certain? More content? More victorious? Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Gate Davis God's Call and Human Response This is a full worship planning resource on Exodus 3:1–15, Psalm 105, Romans 12:9–21 and Matthew 16:21–28. It includes liturgy planning, sermon notes, commentary, song suggestions, readings, prayers and more. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries "O Come, Messiah, Come" This resource presents both the lyrics and audio for Bifrost Arts Music's "O Come, Messiah, Come"—a song that invites the Messiah and celebrates the Messiah's arrival. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Bifrost Arts Music
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