A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
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.
Ash Wednesday: Crisis and Repentance
This podcast considers texts for Ash Wednesday, suggesting the penitential prayer of repentance from Psalm 51 and the communal crisis from Joel 2 as key preaching themes.
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.
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2
In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season.
This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer....
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...
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.
Full Text Hymns on Preaching
Go preach the wordPD
Preach the word, 'tis powerfulPD
Then go, preach the gospelPD
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History of Hymns: “I Come with Joy”
This offers background and commentary on the 1968 hymn by Brian Wren (b. 1936): "I Come with Joy." Written for a sermon series on communion, it speaks of an attitude of joy when approaching the Table.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life
In this interview, Michael Pasquarello considers the role of preaching in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s work, suggesting that was at the very heart of his theology and ministry.
Sermon on Prayer
This is a recording of a chapel service at Princeton Theological Seminary. It includes a sermon on prayer, drawing from Luke 11:1-13 and Colossians 2:8-15.
Sermon on the Mount Worship Service
This worship service is structured around the themes of the Sermon on the Mount. It includes songs, responsive readings, and scripture readings.
Preaching in Advent: The Meaning of Christmas
This audio-recorded lecture on the meaning of Christmas is the third of three in the series, "Witness through Preaching & Worship: Preaching through Advent". It was delivered by Donald Mcleod at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1963....
Sermon Brainwave 26
This podcast is a commentary on Matthew 23:1-12; Micah 3:5-12; Joshua 3:7-17; and 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 that discusses who the saints are and how to preach about them.