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Surprise! -- Luke 1:26-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Do you like surprises? Some folks do.
When God Is Gone -- Job 23:1-9, 16-17 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2008
Job is a fascinating character with a fascinating story.
Fickle Folks -- Mark 11:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2008
Have you ever been called fickle? If you have, you probably did not like it.
Christmas In The Crossfire -- Titus 2:11-14 -- David E. Leininger -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
One Monday, a couple of years ago, my wife and I crossed the driveway from the manse to the church t
Remembering Charlie -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
The story of Job is familiar to all of us -- a man whose world was spinning merrily along with every
Waiting And Remembering -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- David E. Leininger -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2008
This was a special night.
Simeon -- Luke 2:22-40 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 2008
I am old and ready to die.
A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2008
Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year.
A "No Surprises" Easter -- John 20:1-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Easter Day - B -- 2008
Why do so many millions gather for worship on Easter morning?
Merry Xmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
This is a glorious time of year.
Where Would We Be Without...? -- Romans 3:19-28 -- David E. Leininger -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 2008
"For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law" (v. 28).
Laugh, Thomas, Laugh! -- John 20:19-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
The first Sunday after Easter is Holy Humor Sunday, as it is celebrated in many places.
Gifts For The Christ Child -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
The three wise men.
What Is Truly Important? -- Psalm 149 -- David E. Leininger -- All Saints Day - B -- 2008
"Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints ...
The Family Album -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
Power! -- Mark 1:4-11 -- David E. Leininger -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2008
In a former congregation of mine, a Sunday school teacher told me of an incident that happened there
A Wonderful Mother (-In-Law) -- Ruth 1:1-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 2008
You have heard the classic definition of mixed emotions: watching your mother-in-law drive off a cli
My Shepherd -- Psalm 23 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
There is a 2,000-year-old story that may or may not be apocryphal.
A Gospel For Losers -- Jonah 3:1-5, 10 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B -- 2008
A fellow is standing at a bar, just looking at his drink.
The View From Jesus' Pew -- Mark 12:38-44 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2008
There is an old story of a father going to church with his three daughters and giving them each two
What The Future Holds -- Mark 13:1-8 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2008
Jesus and the disciples are leaving the temple and one of them remarks what a magnificent edifice it
A Winsome Witness -- Acts 8:26-40 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
He was an Ethiopian bigwig.
Understanding Bible Prophecy -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
One of my parishioners once wrote me asking for some help in understanding the confusing imagery in
He Descended Into Hell -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
"I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son
The Language Of The Heart -- Psalm 98 -- David E. Leininger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
"Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things ...


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I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

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