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Little Big Man -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: How to be big in God's eyes.Props: Measuring tape.
The Candy Cane -- Luke 19:28-40 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To show how God can be within our midst and we can fail to recognize him (thi
Stick-to-it-tiveness -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Practice won't make you perfect, but persistence will surely get you closer t
Feel The Wind In Your Face -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To communicate an understanding of what happened at Pentecost.
Building Blocks -- 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 -- Tim Carpenter, Brett Blair -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To demonstrate the Bible's gift of instruction.
You Owe Me Nothing -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Great forgiveness produces great love.
Oh, Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach humility before God in prayer.Props: None.
Big Rocks -- Luke 8:26-39, Galatians 3:23-29 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must fill our lives with the important things first or the smaller things
A Little Forgiveness Goes A Long Way -- Luke 17:3-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We do not need a lot of faith to exercise forgiveness.
A Great Party -- John 12:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Honoring Jesus.
Thankful For The Little Things -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Appreciation for the little things.
Lost And Found -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To convey the joy that occurs when that which was lost is found.
Take Care Of Your Wagon -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: If you take care of your toys today you will be entrusted with greater things
I'll Do Better Next Time -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To explain that God is patient with us when we don't live as we should.
Richie Rich -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must show concern and care for others.
Wonder Bread -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The body is more than food.
How Much Does It Cost? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Understanding the cost of something before the commitment is made.
A Father's Desire -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To communicate our Father's desire to gather and save his children.
The Lost Sheep -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: God's love and concern for one lost child.
Fishers Of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The evangelistic nature of Christianity.
Kingdom Order -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach that in God's Kingdom victory does not fall on the strongest and fas
The Upside Down Cup -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The priorities of Kingdom living.
Sometimes You Gotta Bend The Rules! -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Rules and laws are good.
The Truth Will Upset You Before It Sets You Free -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must listen to hard words as well as pleasant words.
Sign Of The Times -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Winter and cold as symbols and signs of the world's darkness and the need for
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During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

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Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
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Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
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Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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