Worship in Light of the Cross: Meditations for Lent

Upper Room Books
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How can the cross shed light on what we do in worship and why—not just in the Lenten season but in every season? John Indermark urges us to focus on the cross, its imprint on how we worship as a community, and how it transforms our discipleship. This 6-week study inspires us to connect corporate worship with our daily lives. He organizes the daily readings according to the components of corporate worship: gathering, invocation, confession, proclamation, creed, response, and sacrament. 6 weeks • Includes Leader's Guide KEY FEATURES • Leader's Guide helps you share this worship experience with your community of faith. • Daily readings are key in preparing you for worship experiences. • Each daily reading includes a reflection question or action. • Includes ideas for creating a weekly worship center to emphasize each week's theme.
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About the author

John Indermark is a minister in the United Church of Christ and a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary. His ministry consists of writing Christian Education curricula for The Present Word, Seasons of the Spirit, and The New International Lesson Annual. John has authored nine spiritual formation books published by Upper Room Books. John also has written resources published by Logos Productions for confirmation (Crossings) and adult education (Adult Crossings). Since moving from full-time parish ministry into his ministry of writing in 1992, John has also provided extended pulpit supply and transitional ministry in various Presbyterian and Lutheran congregations in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.

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Upper Room Books
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Oct 1, 2016
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Religion / Holidays / Easter & Lent
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Years of reader evaluations yield a record of overwhelming positive teaching results. Teachers agree that The New International Lesson Annual gets highest marks for helping Christian educators in the classroom, making Scripture understandable or intelligible, relating Scripture to contemporary living, and challenging students to respond with positive life-changing actions. Based on the Bible study foundations of America’s leading ecumenical Bible educators and editors in the venerable Committee on Uniform Series.

Inside discover:
• Easy-to-use design with tint boxes, thumb index, goals for learners, and a key-word pronunciation guide
• Easy-on-the-eyes clear type
• The only lesson commentary with popular easy-to-understand NRSV and CEB translations (Combined with your own King James Bible, NIV, or any other Bible translation, you have a multiversion parallel.) [Karla, multi- forms a closed compound]
• Eight pages of Bible background, interpretation, and step-by-step lesson plans keyed to learner goals for each lesson make lesson preparation thorough without requiring difficult and tedious research
• In-depth quarterly teacher enrichment articles and Bible background covering both the big picture and close-up views. Complete index to background Scriptures and occasional additional helps such as maps, charts, and timelines
• “Faith in Action” section gives ideas for placing faith concepts of the lessons into action
• “Preparing Our Hearts” section with Bible reading and reflection questions for the teacher’s personal spiritual growth
• “Continue the Journey” section includes ideas for prayer, learner preparation for next week’s session, activities the learners can do during the coming week to live out what they have learned, and a suggested closing hymn and benediction
• Edited by one of the nation's leading Christian educators, Dr. Nan Duerling
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