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Every week at our church... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
Every week at our church we devote a portion of our service to the wee ones in our congregation.
There is an old I... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
There is an old Peanuts cartoon where the children are all lying on a grassy hillside looking
The church is utterly dependent... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
The church is utterly dependent on the gifts and the working of the Holy Spirit.
The changing of the water... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
The changing of the water into the wine is a wonderful miracle.
One of the landmarks in... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1998
One of the landmarks in London is a life-size statue of Lord Nelson, who was a hero of the British n
Jesus, don't you know when... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Jesus, don't you know when enough is enough?
Walter Trobisch, a German Lutheran... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Walter Trobisch, a German Lutheran pastor, published a book a decade or so ago titled I Married You.
Martin Luther may in fact... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Martin Luther may in fact not have proclaimed to the Diet of Worms: "Here stand I: I can do no other
A man appeared before a... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
A man appeared before a judge in order to have his name legally changed.
Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen in... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen in 1973 spoke to 20,000 Lutheran young people at the Astrodome in H
In the summer of 1990... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
In the summer of 1990 in Detroit, a group of workers digging up ground to put in a sewer line discov
The small church had been... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
The small church had been racked by controversy for years.
Looking back over the last... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Looking back over the last couple of years, Amelia could only be amazed at the changes that had occu
There is a cartoon about... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
There is a cartoon about a man who was trying to sell a bus to a church.
In 395 an educated young... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
In 395 an educated young man was working with the Bishop of Hippo as an assistant.
January is a grim time... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
January is a grim time at the university where I work: students are in reading period and exams; the
Many years ago, in the... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 1995
Many years ago, in the earlier days of my ministry, a dear lady suggested I would be a more effectiv
At a retreat held at... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
At a retreat held at Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, three women acquainted themselves with
All these are inspired by... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit ..." In these words Paul emphasizes the commonali
The Tyranny of Type is... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"The Tyranny of Type" is the title of a sermon by George H.
Barbara Tuchman, the historian, has... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Barbara Tuchman, the historian, has given us a remarkable study of the failure of governments in her
I recently listened to an... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
I recently listened to an unusual number performed by the Cleveland Orchestra at their outdoor summe
One Sunday, the normally splendid... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
One Sunday, the normally splendid choir in a middle-sized church sounded absolutely dreadful.
Symeon Stylites who died in... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Symeon "Stylites" who died in A.D. 460 was the first of the so-called pillar saints.

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Sin And Punishment Versus Grace And Hope -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
January 18, 2004

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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(vv. 16-21)

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Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For January 30, 2022:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

Reading:

StoryShare

Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

Contents
What's Up This Week
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan


What's Up This Week

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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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