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Christ Is Coming… -- Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 -- James T. Garrett -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Today is the start of the season of Advent. A season of anticipation. A season of hope and waiting.
A Short Sermon -- Luke 4:14-21 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1991
During Advent and Christmas we examined Luke's account of the birth of Jesus.
Jesus Said: 'Try Again' -- Luke 5:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
Here is the good news for today from Luke 5:1-11. This is the Word of God!
Luke's Beatitudes And Woes -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Beatitudes are familiar to us. We have heard them many times.
Refuse To Be A Victim -- Luke 6:27-38 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 1991
When a person enters into any society or any fellowship, he takes upon himself the obligations to li
The Proof Is In The Fruit -- Luke 6:39-49 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1991
Oswald Chambers in the daily devotion book titled, My Utmost For His Highest, wrote: God expects my
A Voice Out Of The Cloud -- Luke 9:28-36 -- James T. Garrett -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
Today we celebrate the Transfiguration Of Our Lord. We will soon begin the Lenten Journey.
The First Christmas Message -- Luke 2:1-20 -- James T. Garrett -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1991
The story of the birth of Jesus as told by Luke is the most familiar to most people.
He Preached Good News -- Luke 3:10-18 -- James T. Garrett -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Last Sunday we examined the beginning of John's sermon where he said the King is coming, prepare!
Jesus Is Baptized -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- James T. Garrett -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1991
Jesus began his public ministry in a crowd that surrounded John the Baptist, at the Jordan.
Prepare The Way Of The Lord -- Luke 3:1-6 -- James T. Garrett -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Jeannette Clift George, director of the Houston-based A. D.
The Christmas Song -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- James T. Garrett -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
The business side of Christmas -- the commercialism -- doesn't bother me as it does some.
The Gospel Of Christmas -- John 1:1-18 -- James T. Garrett -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
A wife gave her husband two ties for Christmas.
Jesus' First Sign -- John 2:1-11 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
A bonus in being a minister is that I get to share in a lot of weddings.
Jesus Is Rejected -- Luke 4:21-30 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 1991
Jesus is in the synagogue on the Sabbath day at Nazareth.
Home And Templ -- Luke 2:41-52 -- James T. Garrett -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
Columnist Erma Bombeck tells of a Supermom who is perfection itself.



Larry's Lesson -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stan Purdum, C. David Mckirachan, James T. Garrett, David Michael Smith -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
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Larry's Lesson -- Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20, Titus 3:4-7, Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97 -- Stan Purdum, C. David Mckirachan, James T. Garrett, David Michael Smith -- The Nativity of our Lord - C
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Good morning boys and girls,

I am so happy to see you this morning. How are you? (children may respond)

Let's play a game I call “Lost and Found.” Okay? (children respond)

(presenter role plays) Uh, oh, I lost something for today's message. Hmm, I wonder where it could be. It's a box like this. (shows approximate dimensions) (instruct the children to look around the immediate area) (then presenter or child finds it)

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Since the Fourth Sunday in Lent has been historically identified as Laetare (Rejoicing Sunday), it is most appropriate that the lessons collectively testify to a theme for which we can rejoice — God saves us by his grace!  

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In this familiar and well-loved story of the Prodigal Son, I often wonder what happened to the mother of the family. She's totally ignored. So are any daughters. It seems like a completely male stronghold. So much so that I wonder whether perhaps the mother had died some years previously, and that was the cause of much of the unhappiness displayed by both the father and the sons. Or whether the father was such a domineering character that his wife played no real part in family life, but simply bowed her head in compliance with all his wishes, no matter how extreme they were.


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And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."
-- Luke 15:2

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