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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
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. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Dena Dyer
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
Advent Confession Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Re-Worship | Author: Nathan Nettleton
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
Finding Healing for the Sickness and Death of Sin This article compares the sinful nature of humankind to an illness, exploring how being "truly human" requires us to be saved from the "sickness" of our sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland 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... Resource type: Article | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Cameron Lee
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Painted Prayerbook | Author: Jan Richardson
Confession of Sin This article is a reflection of Robert Capon's writing on the nature of confession, exploring how it's not an apology or solution for sin but a submission of our right to our own life. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Full Text Hymns on Sin What Can Wash Away My Sin?PD
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Why Ash Wednesday? An article exploring Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Making Space in the Neighborhood For Reconciliation This article explores Matthew 18:15-20 by arguing that based on the text, reconciliation starts with our own personal confession of sin after a genuine encounter with Christ. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Planning Worship for a Seven Deadly Sins Series Joan Huyser-Honig guides us on planning worship service for a seven deadly sins series by providing helpful resources. Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig How the Way We Talk About Sin Can Keep Us From Being Good People We have reduced gospel transformation to sin management. Sean Palmer explores our understanding of the word "sin" and shares the importance of reclaiming the language of virtue and vice for gospel transformation. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Sean Palmer How We Should Deal With the Sins of Others...And How We Usually Get It Wrong Commenting on Luke 17:3-4, Mark Roberts discusses Jesus' approach to dealing with the sin of a fellow Christian: "the messy middle between judgmental criticism and passive acceptance." We are to confront with the goal of forgiveness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Seven Deadly Sins It's time for the church to reclaim and apply the concept of the Seven Deadly Sins or Capital Vices to spiritual formation. A feature story exploring the Seven Deadly Sins. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Becoming a Secular Church We must be different. The Christian response to sin and social conflict is confession and repentance. In this article, Bill Walker explains what it means for the church to be secular. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Bill Walker
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