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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
Easter Fears Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Peter W. Marty
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
Miracles And Science This sermon starter considers both the science and the theology of miracles, advocating for a position that understands God to work within natural processes while still making space for miracles, prayer, and special providence. Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Plpit Author: John Russell Miracles of Jesus - Study Resources This table contains a list of miracles performed by Jesus, the location of each miracle, and the Scriptural references to the miracle. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Blue Letter Bible Miracles that Provide Roger Nam reflects on four themes in 2 Kings 4:42-44: hospitality, doubt, human agency, and provision. We are vehicles for God’s miracles. Sometimes we doubt and question, but in the end, God supplies abundantly. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Roger Nam Miracles Reconsidered Joanna Adams points out that the Bible is filled with miracles. The two miracles in John 6 reveal who Jesus is and encourage us to trust God to be with us and provide for us. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Joanna M. Adams Miracle of Multiplication Preaching on Christ's miraculous feeding in Matt 14:13-21, Aidan Nichols meditates on the even greater miracle it points to, the nourishment of God's life poured into us, in glimpses at the Eucharist, in fullness in heaven. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Aidan Nichols Miracles, Science, and the Laws of Nature Ard Louis discusses belief in science vs. belief in God and miracles that occur. He focuses on what science is and what limits it can present when looking at nature. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Ard Louis Miracle and Magic and Mystery Exposing the false dichotomy between miracle and science, this Easter article by Luke Hawley reflects on the "magic" of Jesus' incarnation and resurrection. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Luke Hawley Unquestionably a Miracle This sermon illustration by G. K. Chesterton draws on the nature of pumpkin growth to provide an apologetic on the existence of miracles. This illustration suits Job 5:9, 11:7 and other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: G. K. Chesterton Book of Acts Miracles This study resource lists the miracles found in the book of Acts, including the miracle, where it happened, and its biblical reference. Resource type: Study Guide Source: Blue Letter Bible Full Text Hymns on Miracles It Took a Miracle©
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Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus This resource introduces the picture book Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus. This book, which would be useful for children's sermons or teaching, tells Jesus' story through his miracles. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Storypath Author: John Hendrix World-Making Miracles Richard Swanson's commentary on Matthew 5:1-20 emphasizes the dimension of action and witness in the Sermon on the Mount. Each blessing is a miracle, a call that God's will be done on earth as in heaven. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Richard Swanson "Miracle": Chosen for a Purpose This sermon illustration about election and God's foreknowledge describes a scene from the 1980 film "Miracle" in which the coach explains how he chose his team by doing extensive research on each player. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Marriage and Miracles Reflecting on Jesus' miracle at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11), Jan Richardson suggests that Jesus offered a sign celebrating "the miracle already present when two people enter into a covenant with one another." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson Are Miracles Real? Katie Shockley explores the theology of miracles and shares stories of modern miracles. Miracles, or God’s acts of wonder, are a part of our faith, whether we recognize them or whether we can name them. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Ministry Matters Author: Katie Shockley Miracle of the Ass This 15th century sculpture by Donatello depicts St. Anthony's "Miracle of the Ass," where a donkey that stubbornly refused its food sinks to its knees in front of a host, which Anthony provides. Resource type: Image Source: wga.hu Author: Donatello The Season for Miracles A reflection and responsive, congregational prayer. The reflection explores the less obvious miracles in the Christmas story, such as Mary's willingness to say "yes" to God. The prayer is for miracles to be born among us.... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst God's Most Difficult Miracle Donovan Drake ponders the miracle of a community that engages in extreme generosity. Acts 2 is the background for this strong challenge for the church to take seriously the theme of caring for the poor. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Donovan Drake
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