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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Conrad M. Thompson, formerly the... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Conrad M.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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:
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.

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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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The parable of the man who turns away the midnight caller? Ridiculous! The idea that God would find a way to restore a broken relationship with people who will not obey simple, life giving commands, is absurd. No. Ridiculous! The idea that someone would choose vain and empty philosophies and catch phrases after entering a relationship with the true and eternal God? Ridiculous!

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We all have a price someone will pay
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You and me are a commodity
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“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (v. 1b)

Good morning children,

It's really wonderful to see you children. You appear happy and eager to be here.

I'm happy to be here too, and to share thoughts with you about prayer.

Can you tell me what you know about prayer? (children respond, don't be surprised at their answers) What else can you tell me about prayer? (children respond)

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This sermon was prepared for and preached at a chapel service at Columbia Seminary at which the Lord's Supper was celebrated. The bread was three loaves in a basket on the Table. These loaves were broken at the time of the distribution of the elements. The Moores referred to lived next door to me at the time. Mrs. Moore was manager of the seminary dining hall.

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