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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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."
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.
A Light in the Abyss of Error
Drawing on the wise men's reverence in Matthew 2:1-12, this sermon by Leo the Great (c. 400-461) reflects on the miraculous dawning of God's light on both the Gentiles and the "darkened hearts" of unbelievers.
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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You Live Among Us
Paul Sauer's responsive prayer of the peoples asks God to fill us with wisdom and reverence, to help us sing praises, to help us reflect Jesus' love, and to remind us of our eschatological resurrection.
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.
For Openness of Heart
Lord, give us openness of heart, grace of insight, and a spirit of reverence. Prayers of the people based on the lectionary readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A).
Creation as the Labor of God
In this sermon on Psalm 104, Kenneth Carter, Jr. discusses how creation informs our understanding of God's character and leads us to reverence, confidence, and gratitude.
The Mass is Serious Business
Fr. Bryce Sibley laments the lack of reverence in today's mass. He contends that Mass is not a memorial meal but a renewal of the one sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the High Priest, on Calvary.
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.
Come, Long-Expected Jesus
Longing for Jesus' coming, John Appleseed's Advent prayer asks God to excite in us an awe of God's wisdom, hunger for peace, joy in service to God, reverence for God's work and gratitude for Jesus.
Waiting for Forgiveness
Mark Roberts' sermon starter for Advent on Psalm 130 observes that taking seriously our sin and God's forgiveness leads to reverence for God.