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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.

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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
ContentsWhat's Up This Week Stories: "Larry's Lesson" by Stan Purdum
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
ContentsWhat's Up This Week Stories: "Larry's Lesson" by Stan Purdum
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Call to Worship:
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.

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Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
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Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
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Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
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