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Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Repentance and Forgiveness Psalms 65, 84:1-7; Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22; Joel 2:23-32; Luke 18:9-14; and Sirach 35:12-17 all turn us back to "the need for forgiveness, and the necessity for repentance in order to know and receive God’s grace." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Repentance and God’s Coming The beginning of Advent is a time of hope and anticipation. John van de Laar looks these beginning of Advent texts and presents the themes of repentance and the coming of Christ as well as application... Resource type: Article | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar A Call to Self-examination, Humility, and Repentance These texts challenge local congregations to practice corporate fasting, repentance, and lament and to consider how we have allowed our faith to be shaped more by culture than the words and actions of Jesus. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: A Plain Account | Author: Rhonda Carrim Micah Exhorting the Israelites to Repentance This 19th century engraving by Gustave Doré depicts Micah 4:3, where Micah exhorts the Israelites to repentance. Resource type: Image | Source: kcm.co.kr | Author: Gustave Doré Repentance of injustice Reflecting on several scriptures, John van de Laar says that in Ash Wednesday observance, repentance is about not just internal, "spiritual" sins, but also our complicity in injustice through greed, exploitation, defensiveness, lust, etc. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Presenting Sin and Repentance to Children The texts for this Sunday in the lectionary focus on the ideas of sin and repentance. Carolyn Brown keeps those themes as a focuse as she discusses how these ideas can be presented to children in... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Repentance Begins with God's Compassion A commentary on Psalm 51:1-17. Restoration and redemption of the sinful is rooted in the compassion of God. It is the source of our hope for deliverance. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: A Plain Account | Author: APA Admin Repentance and Christian Discipleship Arnold writes that the Gospel begins with a call to repentance. God changes us and gives us new life. God becomes the center of our thoughts and feelings, and we see who we truly are. Resource type: Article | Source: Plough | Author: J. Heinrich Arnold God’s Gifts to Us and Repentance For this Sunday during Lent, Carolyn focuses on the ideas of gifts God gives us and on repentance. She provides great ideas for how to present these ideas to children even though the texts for the... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Full Text Hymns on Repentance Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and NeedyPD
Just as I Am, Without One PleaPD
My hope is built on nothing lessPD
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News That Illustrates for Sunday, April 14th—21st These sermon-illustrations include stories on: what we see impacts what we hear; suffering as a catalyst for growth; prisoners’ letters and repentance; singing on a plane; work and rest; witnessing; violins, reputation and bias. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley and Paul Pastor Repentance: Jesus' most consistent message Frederica Mathewes-Green says that Jesus' most consistent message is repentance as the key to eternal life, illustrating Jonah 3:10, Matthew 4:17, Luke 13:1-5, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Frederica Mathewes-Green Repentance This commentary on Matthew 3:1-12 talks about repentance, and suggests preaching that calls people back to the Lord and to the amendment of their lives. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Ben Witherington Repentance and Trust 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 and Luke 13:1-9 call us back to repentance, and Isaiah 55:1-9 with Psalm 63:1-8 promise and express trust in deliverance. These four passages bring us back to the core of our faith. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Discipleship Ministries From Ritual to Repentance A one-line sermon illustration about the importance of repentance to the Christian faith. Appropriate for Isaiah 30:15, Acts 11:18, and other scriptures about repentance and change. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: David Smith A God with Skin - Recapturing the Incarnational Nature of the Sacraments Using the book of John, this Catholic article argues that priests must move believers from the ritual to the flesh-and-blood--incarnational--reality of the sacraments. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Mark C. McCann Repentance for All John Martens writes that two stances toward our spiritual health stand in the way of repentance: self-satisfaction and worthlessness. No one should think that they either do not need or are unworthy of God's mercy. Resource type: Article | Source: America | Author: John W. Martens
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