Worship for Kids: August 31, 2014

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child’s Point of View Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15. Like Moses, most children are fascinated by the bush that burns but does not burn up. Unfortunately, their… read more

Worship Connection: August 31, 2014

By Nancy C. Townley
12th Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

Worship Elements: August 31, 2014

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
12th Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 THEME IDEAS Just when we… read more

Evangelical versus liturgical: defying a worship dichotomy

By Melanie Ross
From the Foreword by Mark A. Noll . . . This book, though presenting its research calmly and moving carefully to thoughtful conclusions, has been written by an author with a… read more

What does it mean to worship God in spirit and truth?

By Clifton Stringer
God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth. (John 4:24 NRSV) "What is worship in spirit and truth?" the preacher asked. His answer to his own… read more

My problem with pluralism

By John Meunier
On Friday, I attended afternoon prayers at the local Islamic Center with my colleagues from CPE. After the prayers were over, one of the Muslim gentlemen came over to our group… read more

Finding God in your Lucky Charms

By Tom Fuerst
A few weeks ago, I went into Walgreens to get a heating patch and some Bengay. After nearly a week of pain in my neck and shoulder and two chiropractor visits, I’d exhausted … read more

Quick links to the Research Library

By Ministry Matters
Quick links to the Research Library Here are just a few of the resources available... The New Interpreter's Bible One Volume CommentaryThe Abingdon New Testament Commentary:… read more

Nursing home evangelism: Preaching at the last ‘bus stop to eternity’

By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (RNS) Rhonda Rowe and her team gathered around a diagram of the nursing home’s floor plan and determined how to split up to avoid praying with anyone twice… read more

Finding the True Meaning of Christmas

By Rethink, Ashleigh Joyner
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Bulletin cover/worship slides: If you are using our worship resources, use the bulletin cover and worship slides that say, “Finding the true meaning… read more

Dashing to Others with Hope

By Ashleigh Joyner, Rethink
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 Video/theme: Christmas can become a time when we are concerned only about receiving, but giving is where we find the true meaning of season. This is where… read more

Dashing to Spread Joy

By Rethink, Ashleigh Joyner
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Video/theme: The Christmas message is so great that we cannot keep it to ourselves. It is up to us to share the greatest gift of all. We can all … read more
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