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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
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
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
Forgiveness of Sins A blog post full of ideas for planning intergenerational worship for Year C Proper 6. It offers tips for teaching children themes of the Lectionary readings such as greed, sin, forgiveness, law and God's justice. Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Presenting Sin and Repentance to Children The texts for this Sunday in the lectionary focus on the ideas of sin and repentance. Carolyn Brown keeps those themes as a focuse as she discusses how these ideas can be presented to children in... Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Sin: A Threat To Us This is a sermon starter/illustration for Psalm 130. It discusses how the psalmist/we view sin and sin against us and contrasts that with how God views our sin. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Doug Bratt Teaching Children Sin and Forgiveness Carolyn Brown shares a collection of children's activities and lessons for Scriptures related to sin and forgiveness. Children will learn about confession, repentance, and God's discipline of those he loves. Resource type: Article | Source: Worshiping With Children | Author: Carolyn Brown Sin? Forgive It! Say It! A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Hebrews 10:11-18. Landwehr reflects on the modern reluctance to acknowledge sin and counters that true healing and change is only found in confession and forgiveness. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Film 'Fences' Shows Rationalization for Sin August Wilson and PreachingToday.com offer lines from the film "Fences" to as a sermon illustration of the rationalization of sin or what can happen when marriages become imbalanced over time. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: August Wilson Sin, Remembrance, Christ as Source, and Gentiles Reginald H. Fuller draws from texts Ezekiel 18:25-28, Psalm 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9, Philippians 2:1-11, and Matthew 21:28-32, and reflects on individual sin, remembrance, Christ as the source of redemptive life, and preaching to the gentiles, respectively. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Reginald H. Fuller Full Text Hymns on Sin What Can Wash Away My Sin?PD
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On Confessing the Sins of Others Frederick Schmidt reflects on confessing the sins of others and reminds us of Jesus' teaching to pay attention to the log in our eye, before the speck in someone else's eye, and ends with a prayer. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Day1 | Author: Frederick Schmidt Basic decency or original sin? Jason Byassee discusses the works of David Eggers, and specifically points out the difference between basic decency and original sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Jason Byassee Isn't Sin More Fun? A reflection based on Ephesians 2:1-3 about how sin can look a lot more fun than righteousness, but it never leads to an abundant, joyful life. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark Roberts Thinking about Sin This commentary on Psalm 51:1-10 provides an opportunity to think critically about the complex issue of sin, about where it originates and how it can be put to death, and about its nature and its effects. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Paul K.-K. Cho Deliverer From Sin In speaking of the story of Simeon meeting Jesus into the temple when he was a baby, John Gunn reminds us of what the real meaning of Christmas is. Jesus, the Messiah, has come and is... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn Big Sin, Little Sin This children's sermon on Romans 3:23, Leviticus 6:24-30, and 1 John 1:7-10 considers little sins and big sins to suggest that all sin is sin, and then affirms that Jesus died for our sins. Resource type: Children's Sermon | Source: Sermons 4 Kids | Author: Sue Barthel Sin as longing for God Reflecting on sin, Wesley Hill describes sin as a sign of longing for God. The deepest truth about people is not their actions, but the aching hunger that set them on their current path. Resource type: Article | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Wesley Hill Shall we continue in sin? Commenting on Romans 6:1b-11, Kyle Fever suggests that Paul's concept of being "dead to sin" does not mean moral perfection, but a transformed perspective in which one is not enslaved to the power of sin. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Kyle Fever
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