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A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Ash Wednesday A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Marvin A. McMickle
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
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Sacrifice, Substitution, and Suffering Each of us must make sacrifices. Each sacrifice is a way of showing to another person, or to God, "You are more important to me than this thing is." Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Dusty Gates Sacrifice and the Death of Christ An article by John Goldingay explaining the relationship of sacrifice and forgiveness. Goldingay argues from OT and NT passages that sacrifice isn't intended to appease anger, and that Christ's sacrifice offers forgiveness by absorbing our wrongdoing. Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: John Goldingay Ash Wednesday Worship Outline of a worship service of repentance and renewal for Ash Wednesday, including prayers, invitation, scripture, music, imposition of ashes, benediction, and a link to a meditation by Debra Rienstra. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Debra Rienstra
Sacrifice Moses, Aaron and other priests sacrifice animals for the sin offering. Engraving by Abraham de Blois (or Bloys; fl. 1690-1720) from the design of Gerard Hoet (1648–1733) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Sacrificing a Son The Sacrifice of Isaac teaches that all that we have and love belongs ultimately to the God who gave it. This story demonstrates that God will provide--including by his own son's death and resurrection. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Kathryn M. Schifferdecker Sacrificing What Matters Most This devotional on Genesis 22:2 considers Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac, suggesting that growth in faith always means deeper surrender. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Using common materials to communicate the themes of Lent During the season of lent a church decided to use common materials to deepen their experience of lent, such as dirt and twigs Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Debra Levey Larson
Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Full Text Hymns on Sacrifice A Living Sacrifice©
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Sacrifice as the Condition of All True Progress James W. Clarke’s sermon on Matthew 16:21-14 explores how the Kingdom of God is true progress and the sacrifice that it requires. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: James W Clarke Sacrifice and Welcoming God The Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church provides a comprehensive resources for planning and preaching a service primarily on the attempted sacrifice of Issac found in Genesis 22:1-14.  Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Sacrifice In this sermon starter for Genesis 22:1-18, Eleonore Stump observes that God, who lacks nothing, is glad to have the gift of our sacrifices not because he gets something great from them, but because we do. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The Sunday Website Author: Eleonore Stump Sacrifice and joy Reflecting on John 12:1-8, John van de Laar observes that Lent is not only about repentance and sacrifice. We are also invited to "extravagant, celebratory adoration of the Incarnate One." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar Sacrifice Moses and the people of Israel sacrifice a lamb in order to consecrate the firstborn to God Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Jean de Tournes Sacrifice of Isaac This 16th century painting by Vecellio Tiziano depicts the sacrifice of Isaac from Genesis 22:1-19. Resource type: Image Source: wga.hu Author: Vecellio Tiziano Sacrifice Moses and the people of Israel sacrifice a lamb in order to consecrate the firstborn to God. Illustration by Pierre Eskrich (ca. 1550-ca. 1590) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Saint Jerome Sacrifice of Abraham This 17th century etching by Pietro Testa depicts Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac from Genesis 22:9-10. Resource type: Image Source: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Author: Pietro Testa
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