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A Song, A Dance, A Savior -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Curtis Lewis -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2002
Simon Wiesenthal in his book, The Sunflower, relates a discussion that took place at the Mauthausen
First Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Curtis Lewis -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2002
Have you ever seen the aurora borealis?
Going, Going, Gone -- 2 Kings 2:1-12 -- Curtis Lewis -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 2002
Recently, a friend of mine went to Wrigley Field in Chicago to watch an afternoon baseball game.
Joy To The World -- Isaiah 61:10--62:3 -- Curtis Lewis -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 2002
Open the hymnals. Pull out the stops on the organ, for we are going to sing a song.
The House Of Hope -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
A friend of mine lives in a remote area of the United States which has a very low emotional quotient
Sometimes It's Okay To Be Absentminded -- Isaiah 43:18-25 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B
All of us have heard of the absent-minded professor.
Going Down To Look Up -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B
Our story opens with Naaman, the military Chief of Staff of the Aramean army.
How To Recognize A Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
In his autobiography, Up From Slavery, Booker T.
The Gospel According To Jonah -- Jonah 3:1-5, 10 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B
Have you ever encountered a real "Scrooge"?
Morning Has Broken -- Genesis 1:1-5 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
Some years ago, popular singer Cat Stevens (who has become a convert to Islam and now spends his tim
Yes, No, Someone Else -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 -- Curtis Lewis -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
There is an old story about a beautiful emperor moth.
Good News! -- Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 -- Curtis Lewis -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
For a period of time there was an emphasis on good news/bad news stories.
Getting Ready For Advent -- Isaiah 40:1-11 -- Curtis Lewis -- Second Sunday of Advent - B
Many Americans have become very familiar with courtroom settings.
Come On Down -- Isaiah 64:1-9 -- Curtis Lewis -- First Sunday of Advent - B
One of the most popular television game shows is The Price Is Right hosted by long-time emcee Bob Ba
I'll Be Somewhere Listening -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B
Children are very perceptive.
Lord Of All -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
A question that is often asked by parents of small children is: "How big are you?" Children are so c

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In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. (vv. 1-2)

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Referring to this lesson, the ancient theologian Irenaeus wrote:

... the prophet has pointed out, that as many believers as God has prepared for this purpose, to multiply those left upon earth, should both be under the rule of the saints to minister to this Jerusalem.  (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.1, p.565)

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See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me…. (Malachi 3:1)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely. But he wasn't lonely for long, for lots of people came to the entrance to the maze and petted him and patted him and stroked him and spoke to him. Roly perked up, and wondered for the hundredth time what went on in a maze. Still, the family had told him very firmly to stay at the entrance in case he got lost in the maze, or worse, because he was so small, tripped people up by darting between their legs.


Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
Have you ever noticed that many people seem to feel they either have "too much" Christmas or "not enough" Christmas? Television commentator Andy Rooney is one who thinks he has had "too much" Christmas. Andy Rooney, in fact, has proposed a "Christmas Holidays Limitations Act." These are some of the provisions of that Act:

1. Capital punishment would be mandatory for anyone caught selling Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving.
Cynthia E. Cowen
Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio station. It begins with this announcement, "From the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake, we bring you Our Saviour's morning service."

One Advent season, the pastor had selected an "in the sandals" sermon series. The first biblical character to be heard from was John the Baptist. As John entered clothed in the prophet's clothing, a reader announced: "Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight" (Luke 3:4b).
J. Will Ormond
The setting and shape of this sermon are obvious. It was preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of that congregation.

The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
Robert S. Jarboe
Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Reader A:
Reader B:

(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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