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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)
I used to think that... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
I used to think that toes weren't very important.
There are those moments of... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
There are those moments of awe and deep joy as we worship.
Discover One's Mission Martin Luther... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
"Discover One's Mission" Martin Luther King, Jr.
Frequently old toy train engines... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Frequently old toy train engines will have a spring arrangement whereby the engine's coupler will al
Those parts of the body... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
"Those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are l
The prophet of the Lord... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
The prophet of the Lord is depicted as one upon whom the Spirit rests and who makes visible the invi
Seminaries often teach aspiring pastors... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Seminaries often teach aspiring pastors to take it easy the first three years in a new pastorate.
Why is it that when... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Why is it that when Jesus chose this text to quote when he returned and worshiped in the synagogue i
There is a wonderful story... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
There is a wonderful story told from the life of Beethoven.
At 9 a.m. on May... -- Isaiah 61:1-6 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
At 9 a.m.
He stood up to read... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
"He stood up to read the Scriptures and was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:17, TEV)."
H. G. Wells observes that... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
H. G.
Philo T. Farnsworth was the... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor of television.
Using the example of a... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Using the example of a healthy and well-functioning body, Paul seeks to promote unity and mutual app
Walking through the house late... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Walking through the house late at night, I did not want to disturb anyone else and so left all the l
Gallup polls in the eighties... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Gallup polls in the eighties consistently reveal that a large number of people say they are believer
Every successful business and organization... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Every successful business and organization knows the importance of a mission statement.
Over the space of several... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Over the space of several years a badly split congregation gradually regained its unity.
Jesus' promise of the Year... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Jesus' promise of the Year of Jubilee, during his message in the Nazareth synagogue, may have alarme
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, It... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, "It is the mark of a good action that it appears inevitable in retrosp

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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)

The Immediate Word

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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