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So how many New Year's... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
So how many New Year's Resolutions did you make?
I remember a man who... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
I remember a man who suffered for several years from emphysema.
Lancelot Andrewes, who died as... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
Lancelot Andrewes, who died as Bishop of Winchester in 1626, was one of the formative figures of the
A senior high Sunday school... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
A senior high Sunday school class was playing the "What If?" game.
Peter and John had grown... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
Peter and John had grown up with the same bigotry against Samaritans as had their peers.
Confirmation, the sacrament by which... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
"Confirmation," the sacrament by which we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit, seems to be losing it
Mary Stevens lay dying in... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
Mary Stevens lay dying in the cancer ward of a New York metropolitan hospital, her frail, emaciated
A friend of mine, who... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
A friend of mine, who had just become a father, told me that he wasn't prepared for the tidal wave o
The desire for security of... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
The desire for security of person and property has triggered a dynamic new industry in our present v
Isaiah speaks of being chosen... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Isaiah speaks of being chosen. Others have chosen to be faithful to God.
A minister was stopped by... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
A minister was stopped by a state policeman who asked him if he realized he had been driving seventy
I only went to the... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
I only went to the funeral because the widow was the sister of one of our members.
The apostles were quick to... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The apostles were quick to share their gifts with others, rather than to hoard them.
The table was set with... -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The table was set with a large bow a pitcher filled with water, and a towel.
Lynn had encountered some tough... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Lynn had encountered some tough times in the past several years.
Conrad M. Thompson, formerly the... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Conrad M.
The winnowing fork to assign... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The winnowing fork to assign the chaff to "burn with unquenchable fire" informs of the seriousness w
There is no sadder sight... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
There is no sadder sight than the ashes of burned out buildings which once were homes in the blighte
From earliest times, the act... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
From earliest times, the act of laying hands upon a person's head was symbolic of conveying a spirit
Water is the understood symbol... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Water is the understood symbol in baptism.
Ray was a college classmate... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Ray was a college classmate of mine.
In 1984 the Lutheran church... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In 1984 the Lutheran church and parsonage in Shishmaref, Alaska burned completely to the ground.
The prophet uses the image... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The prophet uses the image of a flickering candle.
To bring good tidings to... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
To bring good tidings to the afflicted:

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Named, Claimed, And Unashamed -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- Carlos Wilton -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
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On the Fourth of July, the neighbors in my tiny town come out to the curb with lawn chairs and lemonades, united in the fun of watching the local parade. The high school band goes by, followed by the mayor in a convertible. Classic cars fill the air with the kind of exhaust fumes that are now banned, and the small kids throw candy to the spectators. Then we all walk down to the park and admire the baked goods in the bake-off, and eat hot dogs grilled by the Recreation Department. Police officers blow up balloons for kids.

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Arley K. Fadness
“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (v. 21b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm practically bursting with joy to see you in this hour. Know why? I get to show my love for you by telling a good news story from the Bible.

But first, what do I have here? (show series of objects) I want to know what is the purpose of, for example, a fly swatter? (children answer)
What is the purpose of a cup? (children answer)

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“The Challenge to be Humble” by Keith Wagner
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The Challenge to be Humble
by Keith Wagner
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

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Sandra Herrmann
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”

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Janice B. Scott
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.

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Carlos Wilton
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The church as the body of Christ is dynamic, unified, and organic.

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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
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