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What Made Jesus Cry? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon encouraging us to be more sensitive to others.
Aaron's Instant Bull -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: No one relishes being blamed for or taking responsibility for sin.
What On Earth Is God Doing? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Every pastor must preach on the question that, sooner or later, every Christian m
So You Think You Can't Swallow A Camel? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is all about priorities: first things first.
Is There Any Future In The Bible? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is important to preach on the nature of biblical prophecy to dispel the myths
Astrology, Flip A Coin, Or Jesus -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What criteria do we use to make critical decisions?
Advice Your Attorney Won't Give You -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A much-ignored mandate given by Jesus, "going the second mile," needs serious con
I Hope Our New Earth Gets Done On Time -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is the Christian pastor's obligation to preach periodically on ecology and the
What To Make Of Ghosts -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: If our church members think about it, we'd better discuss it. Are there ghosts?
Why Teachers Can't Pray -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is important to preach a clarification sermon on the issue of Bible reading an
Baal: The 2003 Edition -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Baal was the chief rival to God during Old Testament times.
How Many Will Your Garbage Can Feed? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Pastors must repeat sermons on our need to stop wasting food and overeating, coup
Do You Know What You Are Drinking? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need to be reminded every so often of the commitment we should be making when
You Can't Legislate Morality? -- Guess Again! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: "You can't legislate morality" is the popular phrase used to defeat laws or rules
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Bible Because You Were Afraid I'd Ask -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Occasionally there needs to be a sermon just on the general background of the Bib
Staking Out Your Donkey On Friday -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What day is the Sabbath and what do we do on it?
You Told Who? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Mainline Christians need to get over their shyness and reluctance to witnessing.
Christians Should Be Different -- Not Weird -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose statement: The title says it all: there is a happy medium for the Christian between being no
Welcome To Judgment Day -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Judgment day and getting saved may not be exactly what we are anticipating.
Better Moonshine! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since "prohibition didn't work" is often used as an argument for not making other
Does The Devil Make You Do It? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Who is responsible for the temptations we face?
When God Hates To Go To Church! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We should examine what worship is meant to be and how closely our worship approac
Forgive Us Our Daily Bread -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: As an especially privileged nation, we are a notoriously overfed population, whic
Sticks And Stones -- But Mostly Names -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon on differentiating insults from nicknames and good-natured kidding.
Smile, You Really Are On Candid Camera -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We are making a witness whether we know it or not, and whether we want to or not.

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Thorough Temptation of the Thoroughly Human
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Matthew 4:1-11
First Sunday in Lent - A
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Mary Austin
Ron Love
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For March 1, 2020:
  • Right, Wrong, Whatever by Dean Feldmeyer — The fruit of the forbidden tree in the Eden story represents more than disobedience; it represents moral responsibility and Adam and Eve are hungry for it.
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First Sunday in Lent - A
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For March 1, 2020:
  • Right, Wrong, Whatever by Dean Feldmeyer — The fruit of the forbidden tree in the Eden story represents more than disobedience; it represents moral responsibility and Adam and Eve are hungry for it.
  • Second Thoughts: What Happens in the Silence by Mary Austin — Lent’s invitation is to love the quiet the way Jesus does, and to meet up with him there.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Sandra Herrmann
The scriptures for today bind together the beginning of sin in the world, our salvation from sin, and Jesus’ own vulnerability to the temptation of the devil. We see that the devil is very clever (or that we can be very clever in fooling ourselves about our motives and the possible ramifications of our attitudes and actions).  
First Sunday in Lent - A
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
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Ash Wednesday - A
Mark Ellingsen
Ash Wednesday is time to stress our sorrow for sin and the way out, a chance to stimulate our awareness of sin as well as the need for and urgency of repentance, along with a Word of God’s forgiveness.

Joel 2:1-2,12-17
Ash Wednesday - A
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Joel 2:1-2,12-17 
With the Presidential Primaries starting to shift into high gear, it is time for Americans to get serious about politics and the future of our nation, to seek to right the nation’s wrongs. For John Calvin this lesson is a message of urgency that we need.  He wrote:

The object of the narrative then, is to make the people sensible, that it was now no time for taking rest... (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.XIV, p.44)

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Jesus sets the bar high by resisting temptation even from the imagination of the devil. To show just how amazing that accomplishment is this lesson will put temptation in each kids’ hands. You may have seen the videos of kids in a room alone with a marshmallow. They are challenged to not eat the marshmallow then left alone in the room. The kids obviously struggle with the temptation to eat the marshmallow. For this lesson you can use marshmallows or Oreos, both are relatively allergen free.
Ash Wednesday - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Lent can be an odd time for church kids. They are intuitive and can sense that something has changed. If we do not seek to explain why the mood and tone of the community has changed it can be a scary time. We talk more about death, especially Jesus dying, so we need to prepare kids for what is coming.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
David O. Bales
Contents
"Thorough Temptation Of The Thoroughly Human" by David O. Bales
"One Man" by David O. Bales


Thorough Temptation of the Thoroughly Human
by David O. Bales
Matthew 4:1-11
Ash Wednesday - A
Peter Andrew Smith
John knocked at the door and waited. His heart was pounding in his chest and he was sweating. He wouldn’t be surprised if Suzy slammed the door into his face. What he had done to her, what he had done to their marriage, was simply unforgivable. His heart leapt when the door started to open and he froze when Suzy’s father, Mark, stood before him. From the look on his father-in-law’s face there was no doubt that he knew what John had done.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Janice B. Scott
We in the West have an interesting culture in which we quite like to be shocked. Many of us enjoy films which are shocking to a greater or lesser degree, and it sometimes seems to be that the higher the rating, the more popular the film. Even huge natural or man-made disasters have a worrying degree of entertainment value in the way they are presented to us over and over again on our television screens. We meanwhile sit in our armchairs munching our chocolates feeling scandalised or shocked or disturbed, but seldom switching off the set.

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Ash Wednesday - A
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Sometime between 500 and 350 B.C., post-exilic Israel experienced a devastating locust plague, followed by a drought. That experience is described in Joel chapter 1. And certainly the people suffered under the dreadful effects of those disasters. But the message of the prophet Joel -- prompted not by the natural disasters, but given him as a revelation from the Lord -- is that the Israelites face a still more terrible disaster if they do not repent and return to their God. "The day of the Lord is coming, it is near" (2:1).

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