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Life Is Change -- Hebrews 13:8, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, John 14:1-7 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
Pastor Mervin Thompson said it best.
Dealing With The Changes Of Growing Up -- Colossians 3:20-21, Luke 15:11-32 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
"We are fearfully and wonderfully made!" So say Dr.
Dealing With The Changes Of Growing Older -- Luke 2:22, 25-33, 36-38 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
Henri Nouwen writes in Sabbatical Journey: The Diary of His Final Year:
Change Happens When Families Grow -- Genesis 2:24 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
Imagine the different ways that families can increase in size:
Change Happens When Families Decrease In Size -- John 11:1-44 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
Three stories of grief:
Changing Cities, Changing Jobs, Changing Churches -- Matthew 6:31-32, Ruth 1:6-18 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
The joke goes something like this; After a shipwreck, a man was stranded on a deserted island for 22
As The World Turns: Changes In Our Culture -- Psalm 46 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
Every generation has its transitions.
The Future! -- Philippians 4:6-7, Psalm 139 -- Steven Molin -- 2005
"Jesus Christ is the same; yesterday, today, and forever." With those words of the Apostle Paul, we



Fathers And Daughters/Mothers And Sons! -- Matthew 20:20-21 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she
Gurgles And Giggles And Squeaks, Oh My! -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Jesus loves the little children, All the children of the world.
God Knew What You Just Found Out! -- Psalm 139:13, 15-16a -- Steven Molin -- 2008
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb....
The Greatest Gift: Yourself! -- 1 Thessalonians 2:8 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of G
What's In A Name? -- Isaiah 9:6b -- Steven Molin -- 2008
And he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
One Letter From A New Dad -- Philippians 1:3-6 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
I thank God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers
The Homecoming -- Joshua 24:15b -- Steven Molin -- 2008
As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. -- Joshua 24:15b
Wise Ones From The East! -- Matthew 2:11 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid h
The Ultimate Parenting Cliché: "They Grow Up So Fast!" -- Ecclesiastes 11:9a -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your yout
Sleep Is A Myth -- Luke 18:1-5 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
The Worst Day Of Parenting Is Better Than ... -- Genesis 15:2 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
But Abram said, "O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of
Love So Amazing! -- 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-8, 11-12 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
But we were gentle among you, like a nurse [nursing mother] tenderly caring for her own childr
What You Promised -- 1 Corinthians 13:4, 7 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Love is patient, love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant ...
Giving Thanks -- Philippians 4:6-7 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving le
Is This What You Thought It Would Be? -- Romans 5:3-5a -- Steven Molin -- 2008
And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endura
Baptism: Blessed For The Journey -- Luke 2:21 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the
Enjoying The Job That Never Ends -- Philippians 3:13-14 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting wha
Joy And Responsibility -- Ephesians 6:1-4 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Partners In Parenting -- Luke 2:43-46 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusal
Flying Solo -- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12b -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
Reflecting On A Miracle -- Psalm 139:13-14 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Time For A Change -- Deuteronomy 6:4-7 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone.
The Fear Of Parenting -- Luke 1:30 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God." And Mary s
Time Out For One Another -- Ephesians 4:32 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgive
Each New Thing -- Luke 2:46-48a -- Steven Molin -- 2008
After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them a



The Final Exam -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2008
In 1993, former president Jimmy Carter presented the commencement address to the graduating class at
When God Says, 'No' -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
There is a candy shop in the city of Keystone, South Dakota, just a few hundred yards down the mount
Calling Out In The Darkness -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2008
He was an embarrassment; he had been ever since he went blind.
Ollie, Ollie, All In Free! -- John 8:31-36 -- Steven Molin -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 2008
It is probably not theologically advisable to begin a sermon with a complaint, but I am going to def
Agony And Ecstasy -- John 11:32-44 -- Steven Molin -- All Saints Day - B -- 2008
Mary and Martha; remember them?
The Thing About Laws -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 2008
Our nation has a lot of stupid laws!
Celebrate This! -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2008
He was a Lutheran pastor from central Iowa, but with an avocation for carpentry, and that's why he w
Destruction Instruction -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2008
Note: As I type these words, I am sitting at a coffee shop just outside the Twin Cities of Mi
King Me! -- John 18:33-37 -- Steven Molin -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 2008
Several years ago, and in another congregation, I preached a sermon titled "Chutes and Ladders and t
Oh, The Things We Worry About! -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Steven Molin -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 2008
I extend to you and your families a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving.
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