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Rosa Parks sat on the... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Rosa Parks sat on the only available seat when she entered the bus.
The declaration of Jesus that... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The declaration of Jesus that he had come to set the prisoners free would be welcome news to most of
Garry Wills developed a study... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Garry Wills developed a study of the colorful and influential Kennedy family titled The Kennedy Impr
The prophet has a positive... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The prophet has a positive message for negative times for the nation of Israel.
The changes in South Africa... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The changes in South Africa in the past four years have been nothing short of revolutionary.
A husband is seen at... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
A husband is seen at the gift counter of a department store, buying a ballpoint pen.
Popular among young ministries and... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Popular among young ministries and outdoor ministries as well as in corporate and educational settin
At Camp Ahus in Sweden... -- Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
At Camp Ahus in Sweden, a group of physically challenged, confirmation-age young people are mentored
The great Peter Marshall's Keeper... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The great Peter Marshall's Keeper of the Springs tells the story of a small town that decided it no
Sitting at the edge of... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Sitting at the edge of the rickety porch haphazardly attached to Mr.
The lumber truck backed into... -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The lumber truck backed into the doorway. Then the driver came to the door.
Most people are familiar with... -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Most people are familiar with the tale of the British ship, Bounty, and of its mutineers, Fletcher C
The mother began to straighten... -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
The mother began to straighten her daughter's bedroom.
When I was a boy... -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
When I was a boy in the 1950s, most of the calendars in our home had holidays printed in red, causin
Each of us have known... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
Each of us have known them in our past and know them in our present, those we might call oaks of rig
Can you identify with the... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Can you identify with the people who began to cry when they heard what the law required?
The new policy manual had... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
The new policy manual had just been distributed to all the employees one week earlier.
Today's high school is a... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Today's high school is a fascinating entity.
Can you imagine? The entire... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Can you imagine?
The people of Israel were... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
The people of Israel were hearing the Word of God for what seemed like the first time.
My friend Clyde is a... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
My friend Clyde is a weeper. He weeps at weddings and at funerals.
I write these words as... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
I write these words as the heat of the Presidential race is rapidly increasing.
Paul employs the image of... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Paul employs the image of the human body in order to stir loyalty and cooperation.
Ezra opened the book in... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
"Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people." (8:5)

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Interconnected And Interdependent For Good Or Ill -- Luke 4:14-21, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19 -- Carter Shelley -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
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For December 6, 2020:
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Frank Ramirez
Back in the 80’s, when I pastored a multiracial church in Chicago, there was one African American family with Cajun roots who had the tradition of preparing a huge pot of filé gumbo every Christmas Eve. Gumbo includes just about everything imaginable, and all the flavors slosh around to create something even greater than all the great stuff that goes into it.
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Isaiah 40:1-11
Wilfred Brimley died on August 1, 2020, at the age of 85. The actor was gruff and burly, yet very lovable. His best-known movie role was in Cocoon. Others may remember him for his Quaker Oats commercials with his famous tagline, “It’s the right thing to do.” He was also in the movies The Natural, The China Syndrome, and played Shannen Doherty’s grandfather on NBC’s Our House. Once when he was asked how he prepares for a role, Brimley replied, “I get up in the morning and I get dressed.”

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The Estranged
by Keith Hewitt
Isaiah 40:1-11

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John Jamison
Note: This sermon is the second in a series you can continue through Advent. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. The series is designed to end on Christmas Eve, but you can end it on the 4th Sunday of Advent if you do not have a children’s cermon on Christmas Eve. The most important part of this series is that the more fun you have with it, the more fun everyone else will have too!

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor. On rare occasions Sam was allowed to sit in the tractor cab and even help drive.

Sam's dad was entering a ploughing competition, so he was spending quite a lot of time in the tractor practising ploughing in straight lines.

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Wesley T. Runk
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Elizabeth Achtemeier
To understand this rich passage, the preacher must first understand its setting. Historically, this is the message addressed to the Judean exiles in Babylonia, between 550 and 538 B.C., and it takes the place of the call of the prophet known as Second Isaiah, who is himself among the exiles. That prophet's preaching is found in Isaiah 40-55.
Robert J. Elder
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ.
-- Mark 1:1a

The four gospels each have very different ways of introducing the story about Jesus. Matthew begins his gospel with a long genealogy, tracing Jesus' lineage -- "son of David, son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1-16) from the time of Abraham through fourteen generations, through the line of Mary's husband, Joseph, all the way to Jesus.

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