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Preparation Without A Deadline -- Mark 13:33-37 -- Glenn Schoonover -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
How do you prepare for some big event when you lack one of the
Once And For All; Again And Again -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
I was thrilled to get the call that Angie had had her baby and
Source Of Light -- And Life -- John 1:6-8; 19-28 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
We are not the only people who light important candles at this
Mary's Awe: The Magnificat -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 1993
It is not easy to imagine our way into the heart and mind of
Self-esteem For A Savior -- Mark 1:7-11 -- Glenn Schoonover -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 1993
What purpose would it serve for Jesus to hear God speaking
Faith Is A Referral -- John 1:35-42 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B -- 1993
Most couples can remember who introduced them and when. The
The Doing Of What You Believe -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - B -- 1993
Hank was an expert fly-fisherman. At least most of the people
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Sister Josephina was another witness to the faith. She served
The Therapy Of Life -- In The Balance -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
It was a powerful event in the life of Peter's family. His
Caring Isn't Enough -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 1993
"Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched
With Friends Like This ... -- Mark 2:1-12 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 1993
Our sense of justice often causes us to insist that grace
Epiphanies Are Always Full Of The New -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Some things just can't be fixed. Try as we might to spare the
The Light Of Christmas And Epiphany Shining Through -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1993
A few weeks back, our excitement was rooted in the bright
Like Shepherds, You And I -- Luke 2:15-20 -- Glenn Schoonover -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1993
Little things done by great people may get more press. It is
Seeing The Baby -- With The Eye Of Faith -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Glenn Schoonover -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 1993
David and Lori brought their baby to church for the first time
Getting Ready: Past, Present And Future -- John 1:1-18 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1993
Jesus was born 2,000 years ago and is yet to be born in the
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John Jamison
He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’”

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Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
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Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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What's Up This Week
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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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