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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
Advent Waiting 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.... Resource type: Song/Hymn | Source: Global Worship
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. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Phil Majorins 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. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Balancing Act of Reverence A sermon starter on Exodus 20. Scott Hoezee looks at the familiar verses of the Ten Commandments through the lens of having proper reverence for God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Scott E. Hoezee How Reverence for God Leads to Honest Business Practices This resource from The High Calling explores the link between faith and work. 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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Peter Kahn 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Carolyn Humphreys 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. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Victor D. Pentz Playing with God Whatever you love, you will play with. Reflecting on his pirate shipbuilding project, Ty Grigg encourages us to recover the deep spirituality of play that awakens us to the world and deepens our awareness of God.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Ty Grigg 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Vincent Murphy 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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Basic Needs An illustrative statement about humanity's basic needs for family and religion, where family provides strength and religion provides respect, responsibility, and a reverence for life. This is appropriate for Job 12:7-16, Psalm 19:1-6, and Acts 14:17. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Willard Scott Yes, You Can! This devotional on Psalms 34:9-14 discusses fear-based reverence for God and God's abundant provision and assurance. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling 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. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Paul Sauer Call to Worship: Psalm 111 A responsive call to worship based on Psalm 111. It calls us to revere God for his glory, grace, and mercy, "for reverence and awe is the foundation of true wisdom." Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Christine Longhurst 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." Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D Roberts 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. Resource type: Devotional | Source: ePriest | Author: John Doyle Sinai and Zion This commentary on Hebrews 12:18-29 contrasts Sinai and Zion, suggesting that God has given a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, and the response should be one of thanksgiving and service, with reverence and fear. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Amy L.B. Peeler Prayer: For an End to Violence A prayer asking God to create a renewed sense of reverence for human life and to be able to play a part in bringing peace to the world (Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4). Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace
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