Nicodemus in the Shadows
Peter Wallace's reflection on Jesus’ ministry and death, based on texts from the gospel of John, is written from the perspective of Nicodemus who questions what it would be worth risking to stand with Jesus.
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent
Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again.
Sabbath as Delight in Creation - Study Guide
Study guide about Sabbath. When we keep the sabbath, we are not fleeing from the anxious character of our world. Rather, we are sharing God’s delight in creation. Study/discussion questions and liturgical elements included.
Sabbath as Liberation - Study Guide
Study guide for a lesson about Sabbath. Sabbath becomes an enduring sign of hope that the poor will see justice and the distraught find peace. Study/discussion questions and liturgical elements included.
This sermon starter and commentary on Luke 13:10-17 reflects on Sabbath rest, suggesting that a church who rests in God’s presence is a church who’s labor creates space for healing, liberation, and unbinding.
Lenten Sermons on the Transfiguration, the Sabbath, and God's Love
Four lenten homilies by Ray Atwood on Mark 9:2-10, Exodus 20:1-17, John 3:14-21 and John 12:30-33 touch on themes of sacrifice, the Sabbath and the law, rejoicing in God's love for us, and dying and fruit-bearing.
Sabbath Sings a Quiet Song
Hymn about Sabbath, "Sabbath Sings a Quiet Song," by Terry York. Tune: PROCTOR SPRINGS 220.127.116.11.D. by David Bolin.
Branson Parler explores what Sabbath observation means for Christians today, pointing to the importance of a joyful rhythm of worship, rest, and work in our lives.
Sabbath Healing and Christian Morality
Jesus’ statement that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” signifies that Christian morality is ultimately pragmatic and not arbitrary. Jesus interpreted the Torah in the context of human flourishing.
Sabbath and Suffering
This offers commentary and background on Deuteronomy 5:12-15 and 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, focusing on Sabbath keeping and suffering in Corinth.
Sabbath and Work
This is a small group Bible study on the sabbath and work. The study looks at what the Bible as to say about the sabbath and about work, as well as what the sabbath and work...
Sabbath Questions and Busy Minds
Kara Root reflects on the challenges of embracing rest and the concept of the Sabbath.
Full Text Hymns on Sabbath
Lord of the SabbathPD
Come, O Sabbath day, and bring Peace and healing on thy wingPD
Don't Forget the SabbathPD
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This prayer poem reflects on the commandment to observe the Sabbath while asking for help in forsaking the need to accumulate material things and compete for acclaim in exchange for trusting God for our daily needs.
Sabbath, a 'Little Jubilee'
Richard H. Lowery writes that the Bible’s sabbath and jubilee traditions celebrate a hoped-for world of abundance, self-restraint, and mutual care by critiquing the economic systems that create scarcity, overwork, and gross economic inequality.
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Worship Planning: Children’s Sabbath Sunday
This resource offers worship planning resources for Childrens' Sabbath Sunday, also identified as the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
This is the Reason for Sabbath
In this sermon Mark 10:17-31, Kara Root says that practicing Sabbath draws us back into the kingdom of God, where we all belong to God and to each other, and God is holds the reins.
Celebrating the Sabbath
Painted during WW2, "The Sabbath of the Simplehearted" depicts a celebration of the Sabbath. In wartime, the essence of things is important and Hendrik Werkman shows how essential to life is celebrating the Sabbath.
When Jesus’ disciples pluck heads of grain to eat on the Sabbath, the Pharisees accuse them of violating the law. Illustration by Pierre Eskrich (ca. 1550-ca. 1590)
Service Planning Notes: Healing on the Sabbath
Whether healing on the sabbath or sending or sending prophets to speak, God's message is meant to engage his people. This resource provides planning notes focusing on Jesus healing on the Sabbath and Jeremiah's call.