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The Call is Urgent A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dennis Olson
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Sermons That Work Author: Joslyn Ogden Schaefer
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
Good Friday: What Abides Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie
Easter Fears Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Peter W. Marty
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
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
Women's Day Women’s Day is an invitation to reconsider our perspective on the role of women in Scripture. Delesslyn Audra Kennebrew comments on Genesis 2 and points out how God created man and the woman as partners. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Delesslyn Audra Kennebrew Christian History Timeline: Women of the Reformation A timeline by date of women involved in the Protestant Reformation. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography 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
Women’'s Day: Commentary on Proverbs 14:1 For Women's Day, Nikita McCalister presents this commentary on Proverbs 14:1 which focuses on wisdom, significance of womanhood, and a woman's responsibility to build. She provides background information, biblical commentary, and other sermon suggestions. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Nikita McCalister Full Text Hymns on Woman I Am a Woman©
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Women in New Worlds In this article, Arthur Landwehr uses Genesis 50:20 to reflect on how women enrich those they influence in love and compassion. Resource type: Article Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Women's Roles in the Letters to Timothy and Titus Mona Tokarek Lafosse discusses the complexities of women's roles addressed in the Letters to Timothy and Titus, especially in reference to the early church's concern about reputation. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Mona Tokarek Lafosse Women in Christian Tradition Arthur Landwehr's sermon notes on (Acts 17:1-18) consider biblical perspectives on womanhood in light of the freedom of God's grace. "The more a woman becomes God-like, the freer she is to take leadership." Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Women's Day A sermon starter and commentary on 2 Chronicles 9:1-9 for celebrating Women's Day and the wise leadership and contributions of women in the church and society. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Cynthia Rembert James Women's Roles in the Letters to Timothy and Titus - Study Guide Study guide about women in the Bible. How do prescriptions about the behavior of women in the letters to Timothy and Titus bear on the present? Liturgical elements and study questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Women's Day The African American Lectionary celebrates Women’s Day during the month of March. This article offers a variety of worship resources from a litany based on Proverbs 14:1 to a rich selection of worship music. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Daryl J. Walker Women, Mothers, and Saints In this sermon on 1 Peter 2:2-10, Arthur Landwehr waxes poetic about the female experience. Women are to be honored, he says, as bearers of wisdom, as bringers of the future, and as saints of God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Woman at the Well The story of the woman at the well in John 4 contains profound content about worship, evangelism, and overcoming racial barriers. Here’s a telling of the story. Included also are several images of a Indian cloth. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Global Worship
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