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A Palace Fit For A King -- George M. Bass -- 1992
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the temple and the king's palace had already been built.
A Strange Herald -- George M. Bass -- 1992
For most of the past eight years, a little dog has lived in the house next door to ours.
A Messenger From God -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Today, we are going to talk about angels.
Christmas Party -- George M. Bass -- 1992
We all like Christmas parties, don't we?
Jesus - A Perfect Child -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Let me tell you about a man I know.

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Proper 23 -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:8-14, John 12:1-8 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Epiphany Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12 -- George M. Bass -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8a -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1991
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Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-11), Luke 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fourth Sunday In Lent -- 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Joshua 5:9-12, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 25 -- Zephaniah 3:1-9, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:1-20, 1 Timothy 2:1-8, Acts 14:8-18 -- George M. Bass -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany -- Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, Luke 6:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Ascension Of Our Lord -- Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53 -- George M. Bass -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 15:1-12, 15-17, Philippians 3:17--4:1, Luke 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Christ The King -- 2 Samuel 5:1-5, Colossians 1:11-20, John 12:9-19 -- George M. Bass -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 26 -- Haggai 2:1-9, Luke 19:1-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Transfiguration -- Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12--4:2, Luke 9:28-36 -- George M. Bass -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 27 -- Zechariah 7:1-10, Luke 20:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Here Comes The King -- Luke 19:28-44 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
A flashback - that's what this story is when it is read on the First Sunday in Advent.
The Worship Of The King -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
This is a day for telling, as Paul Harvey says at the end of every radio broadcast, "the rest of the
The End And The Beginning -- George M. Bass -- 1992
One of my neighbors built a bomb shelter under his home some years ago when he added a porch to his
A Pure Gift -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Minnesota has one of the five largest state fairs held anywhere, and annually, in this county.
Queen Mother And The King -- George M. Bass -- 1992
A couple of years ago, a theological journal that is published in Hong Kong had a beautiful pen and
The Black Squirrel -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Lake Nokomis is one of the lakes that lies within the city limits of Minneapolis.
Here Comes The Judge -- Mark 13:14-27 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Some 450 years ago, Johann Horn wrote a hymn whose opening verse puts the second coming of Jesus Chr
Look Up - Jesus Is Born -- George M. Bass -- 1992
I remember from when I was a little boy, a conch shell that was in my grandparents' home; it was lar
Birth Of The Herald -- Luke 1:5-24; 57-80 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
There is something totally contemporary and something eternal about this incident.
A Teen-age Pregnancy -- Luke 1:26-38 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: This is also the text for the Annunciation of Our Lord, March 25.
Did They Count The King? -- Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Midnight Service
Bethlehem Bound -- Luke 2:15-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
Dawn Service
Servants Of The King -- Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
The cover of the August 1991 issue of Vanity Fair has generated a controversy in the United States.
The Satisfied Soul -- Luke 2:25-38 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: In 1992, one of the three minor festivals assigned to December 26, 27 and 28, falls on the Fi
The Precocious King -- Luke 2:39-52 -- George M. Bass -- 1992
(Note: This is a text that ought to be included in the worship/preaching regimen of the pastor nearl
The Marked Man -- Luke 18:31-34 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
The beginning of Lent marks the start of a journey to Jerusalem.
Marked In An Empty Tomb -- The Cross Is Still Ther -- Luke 24:11 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, the cross is still there upon our foreheads and in our hearts.
Marked For Death -- Genesis 3:19 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there!" It is a reminder that all of our lives we have to live with a death sent
Marked By The Cross -- Romans 6:2-4 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
When Jennifer asked her grandmother, "Is it (the cross) still there?" I didn't hear her reply to the
Marked In God's Book -- Philippians 4:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there" upon your forehead, and because it is, it is burned into your heart, mind
Marked For Community -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
"The cross is still there" and it reminds us that we have become part of a very special community, o
Marked For Ministry -- 2 Corinthians 6:3-4a -- George M. Bass -- 1991
The congregation of which I am a member encourages its members to celebrate their baptismal annivers
Marked For Mission -- Mark 16:14-20 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there," and that means that we are all responsible for the business of tell
Marked At The Table -- John 13:1-16 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there," especially when we eat and drink the Lord's supper; that meal is al
Marked At The Cross -- Luke 23:33-46 -- George M. Bass -- 1991
Yes, "the cross is still there;" Jesus' death on Good Friday on that little hill that looked like a
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Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

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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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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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