Restore the Joy of Salvation
On the twenty-seventh day of Lent, Jan Richardson ponders on the topic of joy in Psalm 51:1-12. She asks us to consider the ways in which we can invite God deeper into our spirits.
Death Is Swallowed Up: Easter Sunday Resources (B)
Worship resources for Easter Sunday (Year B). Includes a litany, call to confession, prayer of confession, assurance of pardon, and song suggestions.
A sermon starter and commentary by Marvin McMickle on 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10, for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary.
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources
This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs.
Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10
Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God.
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.
Lament: Ash Wednesday
This reflection gets to the heart of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent by exploring Joel 2 and our need to pray, to fast, to mourn, and to read God’s Word.
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.
The Power of Persistence, Part 2
Alyce McKenzie’s commentary on Luke 18:9-14 focuses on the tax collector’s prayer, elucidating the difference between the genuine humility through which God can work and the self-deprecation that keeps us from trusting God to work.
Advent in the Marketplace
Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of...
Cross of Wood
A black and white symbol imitating the ashen mark of the cross, suggesting the ruggedness and earthiness of our sinfulness and the suffering and death of Christ on our behalf.
Salvation Powers and Shalom
Commentary on Psalm 85 by Jerome Crouch, who explores the psalm's transition from complaint to assurance of salvation, which comes in the form of shalom--the just order of all creation.
Full Text Hymns on Salvation
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Bible study commentary and questions by Ben Maddison on Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Romans 10:5-15; and Matthew 14:22-33. Maddison explores how salvation history is treated by the various texts.
Salvation Accomplishes Even More
Reflecting on Ephesians 2:11-13, Mark Roberts writes that our salvation touches, not just our personal lives, but also our relationships, our lives in community with others. The cross of Jesus is meant to transform social structures....
Salvation: Not for Sale
Michael Curry's sermon on Matthew 11:2-11 dares us to open ourselves to God's grace, so we can be "messengers of hope" who "follow in the footsteps of Jesus himself who offered salvation freely."
Salvation and Love
In this video, Tracy Howe Wispelwey, from Restoration Village Arts, talks about salvation in connection to transformative love.
In this film Father Pico talks about salvation here and now in human history, emphasizing the importance of meeting peoples' tangible needs as Jesus did.
Our Need for Salvation
In this commentary, Terrance Callan explores Christ's death as a proof of God's love (Romans 5:1-8), God's repeated rescue of the ungrateful Israelites (Exodus 17:3-7) and Jesus revealing the Samaritan woman her spiritual thirst (John 4:5-42).
Salvation by Faith
A sermon by David Sapp on John 3:1-17 that meditates on the reality and gravity of our sin and the healing of our sickness that can only come through Christ.
Salvation and Shalom
In this devotional, Mark Roberts reflects on Luke 8:48 and writes that Jesus came to bring divine salvation and shalom. We can begin to enjoy the salvation and shalom of God in this life.