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Robert A. Beringer

Robert A. Beringer is a graduate of Cornell University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Beringer is also author of three books published by CSS. Those books are "The Easter People," "Batteries Not Included," and "Something's Coming ... Something Great."
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Commentary

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Scandalous behavior! -- Exodus 20:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Note: This piece was originally published in 1994.
Scandalous behavior! -- Exodus 20:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
When Paul wrote, "We preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to the Gentiles,"

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Broadway -- Matthew 7:13-14, Luke 15:11-32 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
Many of our large cities across America have a street which is called ''Broadway.'' Broadway in New
Risen And Recognized -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
We have examined a number of ''Turning Points'' in the Gospel narrative, but perhaps none is as vivi
Flashing Lights -- Acts 9:1-9 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
There is a hunger in human hearts for an experience of God that transforms human life.
Second Thoughts -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
Sooner or later the spiritual journey we make as followers of Jesus Christ leads us to a Jericho Roa
Time Out -- John 12:1-11 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
A woman who worked in a high level job for a major corporation experienced a grueling schedule and a
Biography Of A Changed Person -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
There are many people who outwardly seem to have their lives all together.
Our Helper -- Acts 8:26-39 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
There is an imaginary story in which the angel Gabriel asks the Risen Christ what is his plan for ca
Why A Cross? -- John 19:16-27 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
Some years ago the motion picture industry did a great service to the cause of Christianity with its
Make A Choice -- Luke 19:28-44 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1995
Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday as it is now called in some churches is certainly one of the greatest
Something's Coming -- Isaiah 2:1-5 -- Robert A. Beringer -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 1992
Could it be? Who knows?There's something to anything,
Improving Your Serve -- Isaiah 49:1-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 1992
Charles Swindoll in his popular book, Improving Your Serve, tells of how he was at first haunted and
The Bottom Line -- Micha 6:1-8 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A -- 1992
One of the most common phrases heard in the marketplace today is "the bottom line." It makes no diff
Religion's Built-in Hazard -- Isaiah 58:3-9a -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 1992
A Japanese legend says a pious Buddhist monk died and went to heaven.
The Illusion Of Neutrality -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 1992
Charlie Moran, the old National League baseball umpire, always regarded himself and his decisions hi
Is Anybody There? -- Isaiah 49:8-13 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - A -- 1992
In 1976 when our nation was celebrating its bicentennial, there was a delightful musical produced ab
The Recovery Of Reverence -- Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - A -- 1992
Once upon a time there was a college professor named A Squared. A Squared lived in Flat Land.
Lessons From The Mountaintop -- Exodus 24:12-18 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 1992
Frederick Buechner in his book, Peculiar Treasures, writes about Moses in the following way: "Whenev
God's Christmas Greeting -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 1992
Christmas is the time of year for sending messages.
Christmas Preparations we Often Forget -- Isaiah 35:1-10 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 1992
It does not seem to bother the children that Christmas is so close.
The Baby Who Changes Everything -- Isaiah 7:10-16 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 1992
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What Christmas Is About -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
Charlie Brown isn't the only one who asks, "What's Christmas all about?" Real people also ask that s
What Is God Like? -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- Robert A. Beringer -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 1992
There is an old story about a little girl who was one day drawing a picture.
So, What's New? -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1992
"So, what's new?" he asked. It happens all the time.
Light For Our Darkness -- Isaiah 60:1-6 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 1992
The Feast of Christmas celebrates God's wondrous gift of Jesus Christ to be the Savior of the world.

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The Illusion Of Neutrality -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - A -- 1992
Charlie Moran, the old National League baseball umpire, always regarded himself and his decisions hi

Stories

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The Unseen Leader -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1993
Mark Thomas and his wife, Susan, were excited by the
What's Appropriate? -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1993
Mary and Jack had really begun to feel at home in their new
The Wall -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1993
Warren Jones had just retired from a long successful career in
Why Bother? -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1993
Pete Richards was a lonely and bitter man. His life had

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The Promised Land -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, Ephesians 2:11-22, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Psalm 89:20-37 -- C. David Mckirachan, Robert A. Beringer, Sil Galvan -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "Resting Up"

Worship

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Draw Near to God -- James 4:1-10 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
The Three Crosses of Calvary -- Luke 23:32-43 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
A Show of Hands -- John 20:24-29 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Here's Jesus! -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Refreshing Christians -- 2 Timothy 1:8-18 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
A Light Shines in the Darkness -- John 1:1-14 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
When Life Breaks Your Heart -- 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Standing on the Promises -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
The Shadow You Cast -- Acts 5:12-16 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
We Too Can Be Resurrected! -- John 20:11-18 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Prayer Is for Real! -- Matthew 6:5-13 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
On Hoisting a Sail -- Acts 2:1-13 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Amazing Grace -- Joshua 2:1-15 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
One Nation Under God -- Mark 12:13-17 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
What's the Use of Worrying? -- Matthew 6:25-34 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
The Grace of Gratitude -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
The Gospel of the Second Chance -- Acts 15:36-41 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Swift to Hear and Slow to Speak -- James 1:19-25, James 3:1-12 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Incredible Faith -- Luke 7:1-10 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
The Ministry of Encouragement -- Acts 4:32-37 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Down in the Dumps -- 1 Kings 19:1-8 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Really Serious Business -- Mark 9:42-47 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
On Being in Second Place -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Christ and Criticism -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
Facing a Giant -- 1 Samuel 17:37-50 -- Robert A. Beringer -- 1999
Greeting and Call To Worship
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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
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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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