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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
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
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 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
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.
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 ...
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
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
Giving Thanks -- Philippians 4:6-7 -- Steven Molin -- 2008
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving le
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
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
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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Objects: You will need three objects:

1) A box with the word “WAIT!” written on the side of it in big letters. The box should be big enough to hold a collection of “gifts” you will give the children when you do finally open it. Fun gifts might be things like noisemakers or other party-favors so you can all celebrate the fact that the box has been “finally” opened. You will not actually need to have the gifts inside the box until the last message of the series when you finally open the box.
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One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him — and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?
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On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" When he saw them, he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, "Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?
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