Especially for congregations that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, Journeying through Lent is an ideal resource for individual and corporate spiritual growth, affordably priced for group use. Each meditation includes questions for small-group discussion or individual reflection, as well as prayer. Includes readings for each day between Ash Wednesday and Easter.
Drawing on texts from all three Synoptic Gospels, this series of seven lessons traces the events of Jesus' final journey into Jerusalem and toward crucifixion. Through the study of parallel passages from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, readers will discover both common elements and disparate viewpoints in the passion narratives.Each study includes a listing of texts and themes, plus a preparation guide for class members and discussion suggestions for group leaders. These practical resources will be useful not only for pastors, but for anyone who plans educational opportunities for adults during Lent. Use them in combination with Bankhead's other Lenten titles for a complete interrelated program focusing on the journey to the cr ... more
A modern-day story of how Christ's resurrection is still changing lives
Six-year-old Katie's next-door neighbor Papa Jack has the most beautiful flowers in town. He seems like a mean man to most, but Katie has a special place in his heart. Every Easter Sunday she stops by to get her flowers for the Flowering of the Cross at church. Only this year, Papa Jack decides to come along, and Katie helps him discover the real meaning of the Cross.
Designed to place God's truths in the heart of children, "The Flowering Cross," has Faith ImprintTM suggestions thoughout that will help parents share God's Word with their young one.
Also included are instructions for making a Flowering Cross.
Serve a different kind of soup and bread each week as you study the lives of Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Elisha, John the Baptist and Jesus in this six-part series. Each study provides a recipe for the soup of the week. Members can be invited to prepare the soup and bake breads to share. This program allows congregations to enjoy a fellowship meal together as they learn about a biblical character.
The cross and resurrection, suffering, and overcoming death were central themes in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's theological work. Throughout his life, he focused on these themes, trying to disclose their relevance for human life and actions and to answer thequestion "What does it mean to be a Christian?" These letters and sermons contain Bonhoeffer's personal and faithful word about the crucifixion and the power of the cross for all Christian disciples. They strengthen our assurance and hope that through the cross and resurrection Christ addresses people at the center of their lives and does not abandon them.
This handbook is conceived as an essential reference for the season of Lent, and for the reader's spiritual preparation for the feast of Easter. It collects in one volume prayers, practices, customs, and a glossary of specifically Lenten terms -- in short, all that may be needed in order to provide the reader with the opportunity to journey with the Lord from Ash Wednesday to Holy Thursday, the beginning of the Easter Triduum.
Central to this collection is a series of daily meditations, based on the changing liturgical cycle, which guide the reader through the season with Scripture and the Word. The meditations are a contemporary reflection, weaving together story, anecdote, and practical wisdom in order to provide a s ... more
The journeys of Lent and of life are seldom straight roads but are usually like complicated labyrinths. While we often can feel lost along the complex twisting patterns of the labyrinth path, to travel the Way of Lent and of life is the greatest of all adventures. This guidebook of daily reflections for this journey of transformation has the power to change--to radically enrich--our way of thinking, loving and believing.
Everyone is happy to see Mary in the creche at Christmastime, but by the time the Magi head back East after the Feast of the Epiphany, Christians of many traditions are often ready to place Mary to the side, too. But in Blessed Is She, Timothy Perry presents a Mary who belongs in Lent as much as in Advent, who shows what it means to die and live with the crucified and risen Jesus.Drawing primarily from the Gospel of Luke, this lovely book of devotions sketches a Lenten Mary who teaches us about being disciples. The result is a complex, inviting, strong character a disciple to be emulated by all Christians, especially during this holy season. With a meditation for each day of Lent, along with reflection questions, this is ... more