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A Fistful Of Nothing -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.
Walking Your Talk -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners
The Secret Of The Right Attitude -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
O Lord, my God, in You I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me ...
How Majestic Is Thy Name -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth!
The Shepherd King -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Turning Griping Into Gratitude -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my hea
This Fax Is For You -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
The Lord is my light and my salvation -- whom shall I fear? -- Psalm 27:1
Longing For God -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
God Is Our Refuge And Strength -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Clean Hearts And Renewed Spirits -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
It Is High Time -- Ron Lavin -- 2000
Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing glory to his name; make his praise glorious!
Our Father -- Luke 11:1-2 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
A young woman named Carol discovered her status as a child of the heavenly Father, in spite of the f
Heaven And God's Hallowed Name -- Matthew 6:9 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
In the Lord's Prayer, we speak to God as our Abba, our daddy.
Your Kingdom Come -- Matthew 6:9-10 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
In our study of the Lord's Prayer, we began by looking at Abba, our Father.
Your Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven -- Matthew 6:10 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
What are we praying in this petition?
Give Us Tomorrow's Bread Today -- Matthew 6:9-11 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
In 1988 while on sabbatical leave studying in Canterbury, England, I was privileged to hear Bishop J
Forgive Us -- Matthew 6:9-14 -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
Some years ago I was talking about handling problems to a friend who is a recovering alcoholic.
Save Us From The Great Ordeal And Deliver Us From The Evil One -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
A devout Christian woman once said to me, "I love the Lord's Prayer, but there is one thing in it wh
Your Glory -- Matthew 6:13b -- Ron Lavin -- 1993
Does prayer really work?

Bible Study

Faith Development



What's New? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Ron Lavin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
What's New?
The Passion Of The Servant Leader -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Ron Lavin -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2005
The Passion Of The Servant Leader
Mourning Turned To Joy -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Ron Lavin -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The 14th canticle from the Lutheran Book of Worship poetically summarizes Jeremiah 31:6-14:
Anointed -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- Ron Lavin -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1991
Isaiah 61 is a dangerous text!
From Inferiority To Fulfillment -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1991
A counselor was listening carefully to a teenager. She was speaking about her troubles.
The Quest And The Question Of The Way -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Ron Lavin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Life is a quest. For some, life is a quest for power.
A Mother's Pride And Joy -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 -- Ron Lavin -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The story of Samuel is a drama of great intensity, great love, great change, great conflict and grea
Previews Of Coming Attractions -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- Ron Lavin -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
What comes to your mind when I say the word "forecasting"? The weather man?
The Water Gate And The Word Proclaimed -- Nehemiah 8:1 -4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1991
The story of Nehemiah and Ezra is a drama in three parts.
Dispelling Ministry Illusions -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 1991
Jeremiah is often regarded as a Christ-figure, a prophet like Jesus, who suffered at the hands of hi
Vision For Mission -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 1991
There are many wonderful passages in the book of Isaiah, but none lovelier than this gem - the call
Trusting In The Lord -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
Recently I awoke from a dream with a start. I didn't know where I was or what was happening.
Faithful To The Lord -- Genesis 45:1-11, 15 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 1991
There are many plots, sub-plots and themes in the Old Testament story of Joseph.
Believing The Living Word -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1991
There are few things in life which you can count on, but you can count on these two: the Word of God
Transformed For The Great Awakening -- Exodus 34:29-35 -- Ron Lavin -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 1991
Moses experienced the presence of the living God. Therein he was transformed. His face shone.
Preparing The Way -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Ron Lavin -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Frank kept the strangest of Christmas lists.
Singing Along The Way -- Zephaniah 3:14-18 -- Ron Lavin -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
In the time of John the Baptist, most of the people were not getting the point.
Good News! -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Ron Lavin -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1991
From your childhood, think of some good news which came to you suddenly.
The Outsider -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help.
It Dawned on Me -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
(* While this sermon covers some of the same material as some previous chapters, it does so from Mat
The Dynamics of Doubt -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
On the evening of the great first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors
Ron Lavin -- 1984
1. The sermon for the festival of St.
The Demons and the Counselor -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
Jesus and the disciples went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came he went to the syn
"Oh Yeah, Thanks a Lot" -The Grateful Leper -- Luke 18:11-17 -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
On a certain day, long ago, I awoke and said: "Another day ... If only I could sleep all day ...
I Came Back -The Risen Young Man -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
My name is unimportant.


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But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. (v. 26)

Hello children,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.


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... do not let your hearts be troubled...

Unfortunately, Maalox moments seem to outnumber peaceful moments. I offer a few reasons why.


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