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.
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....
Cultivating Reverence in Worship
Phil Majorins makes the case for the importance of cultivating reverence in worship and outlines practical steps worship leaders can take to encourage reverence in worship.
How Reverence for God Leads to Honest Business Practices
We're to treat each other fairly in our financial dealings because we fear God--a connection between our reverence for God and business practices. This resource from Mark Roberts explores the link between faith and work.
Balancing Act of Reverence
A sermon starter on Exodus 20. Doug Bratt looks at the familiar verses of the Ten Commandments through the lens of having proper reverence for God.
Submitting out of Reverence
A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ephesians 5:21. Roberts explores the principles of mutual submission, emphasizing the second part of the verse: our reverence for Christ is what enables us to submit in humility.
Reverence for Truth in Ecumenical Prayer
Following the activity of St. Maximus the Confessor during the monothelite controversy, Peter Kahn argues that Christians engaged in ecumenical work, especially prayer, requires frank honesty about the issues that divide them.
Hallowed--Or Hollowed--Be Thy Name?
Victor Pentz's sermon on Revelation 4:1-11 seeks to recover the "hallowed" quality of God's name in worship: the sense of reverence and awe that is appropriate for God alone.
The Necessity of Rituals
Rituals promote our faith formation, add reverence to our daily existence, keep us aware of what is eternal, and strengthen our belief in heaven and our bond with God. An article by Carolyn Humphreys.
Full Text Hymns on Reverence
Oh, with due reverence let us allPD
In Holy Reverence, LordPD
With reverence and with godly fearPD
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Worship with Reverence and Awe
What does it look like to worship with reverence and awe? The book of Hebrews teaches that worship is a response of gratitude rooted in Christian love that is pleasing and acceptable to God.
Your Relationships Matter to God
The author examines the importance of our relationships in light of Ephesians 5's exhortation to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
The Foundation of Wisdom
Describing the benefits of wisdom in guiding our lives and our leaders, this devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Psalm 111:10 explains that we find "true wisdom" by "knowing, honoring, reverencing, submitting to, and obeying God."
God’s House Is Holy
Reflecting on Luke 19:45-48, John Doyle writes that Jesus showed a reverence for his Father’s house far greater than any external piety the Pharisees demonstrated. We are called to imitate the uprightness of our Lord.
Waiting for Forgiveness
Commenting on Psalm 130, Mark Roberts observes that the experience of God's forgiveness while grasping the depth of our sin leads to reverence and humble worship of God.
Observances Under the New Covenant
These five sermons by Joseph Koterski on Acts 15:1-29, Luke 24:46-53, Acts 2:1-11, Proverbs 8:22-31 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, respectively discuss new covenant rules, Jesus' last words, the Holy Spirit, the Nicene Creed and reverence.