Hebrews 10: 1-25

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Resources from 2020

  • Exegesis (Hebrews 10:11-25)

    by Richard Donovan
  • Forever and Forgiveness

    by Sil Galvan
    It was in a church in Munich that I saw him - a balding, heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched between his hands. People were filing out of the basement room where I had just spoken. It was 1947 and I had come from Holland to a defeated Germany with the message that God forgives. “When we confess our sins,” I had said, “God casts them into the deepest ocean, gone forever.” One moment I saw the overcoat and the brown hat; the next, the blue uniform and a visored cap with its swastika. It came back with a rush: the huge room with its harsh overhead lights, the pile of dresses and shoes in the center of the floor, the shame of walking past this man naked. The place was Ravensbruck and the man walking toward me had been a guard, one of the most cruel of them all, guards who had caused the death of my sister.
  • Good Friday (A)

    by Bill Loader

Resources from 2018 and 2019

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  • Preaching Helps (Advent 4C)(2018)

    by Doug Bratt
    Whenever I hear Jesus say, “I have come to do your will, O God,” I think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech at the Bishop Charles Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He addressed it to sanitation workers and others who were continuing to protest the unjust treatment of those workers. Near the end of his speech, Dr. King said, “I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. “And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life—longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will...
  • Preaching Helps (Proper 28B)(2018)

    by Doug Bratt
    Fred Craddock told about an older man named Will. I no longer remember how I heard the story or in what context Craddock told it. But I recount it here because it speaks so well to the eschatological nature of the worship to which Hebrews 10 summons God’s people. Craddock told of how when he was a boy, his parents would make his siblings and him dress up every Saturday night. Neighbors would then sit in Craddock’s living room to read the Bible and sing songs like “Bringing in the Sheaves” from old hymnals. When Craddock asked his mother why they had to do this, she said, “We don’t live close enough to a church actually to attend. But some day we might live close enough to a real church and so for now we’re practicing.” One neighbor who came every week was a man named Will. Craddock once asked him, “Have you ever been in a real church?” “Hundreds,” was Will’s reply. “What’s it like?” “Well, I’ll tell you,” Will answered. “First off, don’t go by appearances. ‘Cuz sometimes you’ll see some little old white clapboard church up on cinderblocks out in the middle of nowhere and maybe the shutters are sagging a bit and all. But don’t go by that. Because sometimes God disguises his goodness — he hides his best stuff in little old no-account places like that. But you just go inside one of those and you’ll see.”...
  • Messages from God

    by Craig Condon
  • Provoked to Love

    by Bob Cornwall
  • Advent 4C (2018)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Proper 28B (2018)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Approach

    Art and Theology by Victoria Jones
  • Good Friday (B)(2018)

    by Craig Koester
  • The Old and the New

    by R. Dale McAbee
    I close with a story from my work at the hospital. I had bumped into my friend Rabbi David and he told be about a dear lady that I just had to visit. I told him I’d be glad to visit. He told she was in her eighties and on a feeding tube. When I walked in and introduced myself and said that my friend Rabbi David asked me to see her, she grinned largely and her shining eyes lit up the room. She had two young women visitors who told me that she volunteers with young children. I said to her, “that must be what keeps you so young.” She grinned. “I’m starving,” she said. The feeding tube gave her the nutrition she needs but she said, “I can’t taste a feeding tube.” Her story unfolded. She had survived Hitler’s death camps. She was relocating to another city to be near her son. She’d had a stroke. The aides came to put her to bed. “May I say a quick prayer,” I asked. “I practiced my Hebrew for you.”...
  • Proper 28B (2018)

    by Aimee Niles
  • Advent 4C (2018)

    by Amy L. B. Peeler
  • Advent 4C (2018)

    by Beth Schlegel
  • Good Friday (B)

    by Bill Loader
  • Proper 28B (2018)

    by Katherine Shaner
  • Good Friday (C)

    by Bill Loader
  • Advent 4C (2018)

    by Melissa Wass

Resources from 2015 to 2017

Resources from 2007 to 2014

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Resources from 2003 to 2006

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Resources from the Archives

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Children's Resources and Dramas

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The Classics

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  • How to Cope With Guilt

    by David Holwick
  • A God Who Forgets

    by Keith Wagner
    ("Tony Campolo tells a wonderful story about a friend of his who had to take a bus trip across central India. He was in one of those old-model buses that should have been retired a decade ago. it was seemingly held together with string and glue. As is often the case with buses in Third World countries, this bus was packed, not only with people, but with packages, furniture, and just about every kind of domesticated animal..." and other illustrations)
  • Trucking the Church

    from Homiletics Online
  • Provoke One Another

    by David Martyn