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An Epiphany For Cousin John -- Matthew 3:13-17, Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-38, Psalm 89 -- John A. Tenbrook -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
An Epiphany For Simon Bar-Jona -- John 1:29-41, Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, Psalm 40:1-10 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Cliqueland -- Matthew 4:12-23, Psalm 139:1-17 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Lord Of The Way I Feel -- Matthew 5:13-20, Psalm 27 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Polly Pure And Righteous Rudy -- Matthew 5:21-24, 27-30, 33-37, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts How can young people keep their way pure?
You Shall <i>(OUCH!)</i> Be Perfect <i>(BRRR!)</i> As Your Heavenly Father <i>(OOOF!)</i> Is Perfect -- Matthew 5:38-48, Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23, Psalm 71 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts Be holy ... be perfect.
Don't Worry ... Strive! -- Matthew 6:24-34, Psalm 62 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
This One Thing I Do -- Matthew 17:1-9, Psalm 99 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Foolishness Of God -- Matthew 5:1-12, Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Blow The Trumpet! -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, Psalm 103 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Everyone's Invited To The Feast! -- Isaiah 25:6-9, Acts 10:34-43, Mark 16:1-8, Psalm 118:14-29 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Easter Day - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Billy Belief And Donald Doubt -- Acts 3:12a, 13-15, 17-26, 1 John 5:1-6, John 20:19-31, Psalm 111 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Sherman Skeptical And Rodney Rude -- Micah 4:1-5, Acts 4:5-12, Luke 24:36b-48, Psalm 98 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
B-a-a-a-a! -- Ezekiel 34:1-10, John 10:11-16, Psalm 23 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Love: A True/False Quiz -- Acts 8:26-40, John 14:15-21 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Righteous Rudy And Judgmental Judy -- Isaiah 45:11-13, 18-19, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:9-17, Psalm 33 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
'Wow, I Just Won The Lottery ... I Think!' -- Acts 1:15-26, John 17:11b-19 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Symbol And Reality -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13, Psalm 25 -- John A. Tenbrook -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
My Son, My Only Son! -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 8:31-39, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 16 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
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Sylvester, The Schizophrenic Solicitor -- Exodus 20:1-17, Romans 7:13-25, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19:7-14 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Walter And Francesca -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23, Ephesians 2:4-10, John 6:4-15, Psalm 122 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
A Single Granary -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Psalm 51 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Every Knee? -- Isaiah 45:21-25, Philippians 2:5-11 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1993
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Power -- Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Psalm 47 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1993
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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(vv. 16-21)

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Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
Quantisha Mason-Doll
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
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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Bill Thomas
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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
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan


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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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