Search ResultsHistory of Hymns: “Amazing Grace” (Part 1) C. Michael Hawn offers background and commentary on the 1779 iconic and universally sung hymn by John Newton (1725-1807): "Amazing Grace." Part 1 of 2 focuses on the hymn as a whole and stanza 1. Facing the Muzak This sermon illustration uses a judge's unorthodox but humorous punishment for teenagers violating noise ordinances to demonstrate a system of justice that contrasts Christ's system of forgiveness through grace alone. "Despise Ye The Church Of God?" This audio sermon by George W. Truett on 1 Corinthians 11:22 asserts that the Baptist Church's two ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper are symbolic of salvation and may only be undertaken by saved persons. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: Best practices for worship and preaching Whether you view them as sacraments or ordinances, baptism and communion have meaning because the church is a community, says the Rev. Michael J. Clingenpeel. Baptism and Profound Intellectual Disability - Study Guide Robert Kruschwitz offers a study guide on whether people with profound intellectual disability can be baptized and admitted to the Lord's Supper. It is intended for churches where believer's baptism is the norm. Corporate Confession: Ash Wednesday A corporate confession and assurance of pardon (Ezekiel 36:25-27) for Ash Wednesday that asks for God's mercy because of our faults of wanting to be our own gods and viewing others as "less-than." Full Text Hymns on Ordinance Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls InspirePD
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See more hymns... Helping Kids Connect with Ruth's Story in Worship Carolyn Brown writes alongside the Revised Common Lectionary to help leaders facilitate congregational worship services that are inclusive and engaging to children. In this piece she focuses on telling the story of Ruth in interesting ways. Ash Wednesday Liturgy A liturgy of corporate confession and the imposition of ashes for Ash Wednesday. It is arranged for two leaders and congregation, emphasizing how we may have been unfaithful stewards, with assurance of pardon from Ezekiel 36:25-27.... 10 Contemporary Songs on Death & Grief A link to a radio program called "Under the Radar." In the featured episode, we hear ten songs on death, dying, and grief. "We avoid cliche songs...and dig to find gritty, honest & uniquely hopeful tracks."... Dangerous Tongues A post full of worship resources for children: books, songs, prayer of confession, and more. It comments on Psalms 19; Proverbs 1:20-33; Isaiah 50:4-9; Mark 8:27-38; James 3:1-12; and Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-30, 8:1, and finds...