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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Our Need for Salvation
The lectionary readings for the Lent 3A emphasize that when we realize our need for salvation, God will save us. Accepting salvation makes us aware of God’s love for us in offering it even though we...
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."
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.
Full Text Hymns on Salvation
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Salvation Belongs to Our God©
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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.
Salvation and Love
In this video, Tracy Howe Wispelwey, from Restoration Village Arts, talks about salvation in connection to transformative love.
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....
Food and Salvation
Biblically speaking, salvation isn't the beaming up of souls to heaven, but the healing of bodies. In this video, Norman Wirzba meditates on the link between food, restoration, and reconciliation with the land and our neighbors.
Fear of the Lord
Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide about wisdom and the fear of the Lord as "part of the consummating gift of salvation." It features Psalm 25:10-14 and includes liturgical elements and study questions.
The Rejected Christ Bringing Salvation
This sermon starter on Genesis 41:1-40 explores the story of Joseph as one of providence, misery, and most fully pointing to Christ as the rejected one who brings salvation.
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.