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The following scene opens The... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
The following scene opens The Autobiography of Malcom X.
A woman approached her pastor... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
A woman approached her pastor and asked him if he'd ever spoken in tongues.
I don't know if there... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
I don't know if there is any truth to the story, but it is said that an aspiring young minister came
Sometimes people are gifted in... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Sometimes people are gifted in ways we don't expect, while gifts we might expect to see in them don'
In John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
In John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress there is a place called Beulah Land, a place where there
A woman who had sat... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
A woman who had sat in the pew for six months listening to the volunteer parish choir stumble along
Giving is the highest expression... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Giving is the highest expression of potency ...
As a working concept among... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
As a working concept among us, the Priesthood of Believers has not fared well since the Reformation.
Our text tells us about... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Our text tells us about a time when Jesus went to a marriage feast.
The poet, Richard Crashaw (c... -- John 2:1-12 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
The poet, Richard Crashaw (c.
As I started a recent... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
As I started a recent trip I stopped by the bookstand at the airport to pick up something to help wh
Jesus and his disciples were... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Jesus and his disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana of Galilee, a town about four miles from N
Back in the fifties an... -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Back in the fifties an English printing house published a charming little book titled, If Jesus C
Some years ago I met... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Some years ago I met a man whose given name was Peter. For years he had been haunted by that name.
Mary was heartbroken when her... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Mary was heartbroken when her son Andy came home drunk or when she got a phone call saying that Andy
I Have A Dream... -- Isaiah 62:1-5 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"I Have A Dream"Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday --January 20
In the movie Amadeus... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
In the movie Amadeus the character Antonio Salieri complains that God is unfair.
Cynthia had been active in... -- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
Cynthia had been active in her church while in high school and found a group at college that met reg

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Was It Only A Dream? -- John 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Isaiah 62:1-5, Psalm 36:5-10 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest..." (Isaiah 62:1).

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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.

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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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