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A Baby Isn't Quite What We Expected -- Isaiah 2:1-5 -- R. Glen Miles -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 1998
I hope you noticed the sermon title. It seems to be a little out of place, doesn't it? A baby?
The Future Of God -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- R. Glen Miles -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 1998
The text we have heard today is pleasant, maybe even reassuring.
What Do You Want For Christmas? -- Isaiah 35:1-10 -- R. Glen Miles -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 1998
(Originally published in 1998)
This Little Light Of Mine Is Yours And Everybody Else's Too -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1998
"Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn." When the disciple of
Whispered Preaching -- Isaiah 42:1-9 -- R. Glen Miles -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 1998
I delivered my very first sermon at the age of sixteen.
The Church Of The Servant -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1998
Have you ever sighed at the end of a work day and wondered, "Did I accomplish anything today?" Mayb
What Does God Want From Us? -- Micah 6:1-8 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A -- 1998
What does God want from us? The answer is simple, but it is not easy to put into practice.
Getting It Right For All Of The Wrong Reasons -- Isaiah 58:3-9a (9b-12) -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 1998
The young basketball player, who had just been removed from the game, looked at his coach with exasp
When Conviction And Culture Collide -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 1998
The climax of the entire book of Deuteronomy is found here in the conclusion of Moses' third and fin
On Turning On The Lights In The Church Building -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- R. Glen Miles -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1998
Whenever I read from the book of Exodus, especially a text which includes a visit by Moses to the mo
Reclaiming The Past, Proclaiming The Future -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- R. Glen Miles -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 1998
What do you do when you need to pick yourself up and move forward into a difficult situation?
Going Home To God -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- R. Glen Miles -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1998
We must be careful about saying where God can be found in this world because it seems, both in the B
Rejoice! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- R. Glen Miles -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
There was a woman who was frantically trying to complete her shopping on the morning of Christmas Ev
The Promise Containing All Promises -- Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25 -- R. Glen Miles -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 1998
"The Lord himself will give you a sign" is the way Isaiah begins his recitation of the promise conta
Between Gloom And Glory -- Isaiah 9:1-4 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A -- 1998
"There will be no more gloom." That is how our text begins today.

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When Conviction And Culture Collide -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- R. Glen Miles -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 1998
The climax of the entire book of Deuteronomy is found here in the conclusion of Moses' third and fin
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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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Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
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