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Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B) Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Reformed Church in America
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
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
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
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
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
Praising God, Loving God, Obeying God and Praying to God This commentary by James C. Howell on Psalm 98, John 15:9-17, and 1 John 5:1-6 offers reflective thoughts on praise, our love to God, spiritual battle, election, Christ's commandment to love, and prayer in Jesus' name. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Ministry Matters Author: James C. Howell Praise and Thanksgiving on Epiphany At Worshiping with Children Carolyn Brown offers weekly lectionary-driven advice for crafting engaging and age-inclusive worship services. In this piece she delves into the observance of Epiphany, highlighting a common theme of praise and thanksgiving. Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Praising God for His Acts Psalm 98 praises God for his past acts as well as the ways he is sovereignly working today. The Psalmist invites us, along with the world, to sing a new song to God for these acts. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt Praising God for Who God Is Psalm 138 is a psalm of praise to God for deliverance. As such, it is an excellent model and liturgical resource for God’s children who want to praise the Lord with all of their hearts. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt 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
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Full Text Hymns on Praise Praise God From Whom All Blessings FlowPD
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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.
Praise songs for Christmas! This commentary on Psalm 148 suggests the Psalm presents us with a utopia of praise: not only all of God’s people, but all of creation united in praise, exalting the only One worth exalting. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Hans Wiersma Praise! In this advent devotional, Mark D. Roberts reflects on Luke 1:64. Zechariah, upon regaining his voice after the birth of his son John, spoke words of praise, not words of negativity. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Praise Team or Worship Team? What is the true roll of the "Praise Team"? Is it only praise or are there other elements of worship included? Paul Ryan explores these questions in light of modern worship. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Paul Ryan Praising God While Suffering Focusing on the structure and composition of Psalm 22:19-28, J. Clinton McCann's commentary discusses how Jesus embodies the righteous sufferer who praises God in the midst of pain while simultaneously describing God's absence and God's presence. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: J. Clinton McCann Praise Be To You This poetic prayer praises God by describing Jesus like a tree the fruit of which is a blessing to humankind. The prayer also recognizes our call to follow and offer the fruit of our lives in... Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar Praise Team or Worship Team? This article explores the debate around using the title "Praise Team" or "Worship Team" and discusses the reasoning behind each. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Paul Ryan Praise the Lord! A commentary on Psalm 148. The Psalmist invites us to praise the Lord with the rest of creation as a response to God's magnificent love. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: A Plain Account Author: APA Admin
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