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Children's Activity

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Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
The touch of power -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers: The children's message is about the power of touch.
Suffering for Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers or Parents: We are blessed to be living in a nation
"Jesus' valentine" -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers or Parents: Valentine's Day may be somewhat
Planted by water -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Teachers: Jeremiah compares things that grow to people who

Gospel Grams 2

Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

In vane, in vain, in vein -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
These texts deal with the vanity of life. Jeremiah lived in a time when the world, as he
Judgement and saving grace -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
One of the ways to view the decadence that has taken over so much of the media these days is to unde
What do you trust? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
The theme for this day might be expressed in the question, "In what do we put our trust?" Individual
Winners and losers -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Woody Guthrie, whose ballads reflected the plight of the poor, voiced in one of his songs an enigma
Upside-down kingdom -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
In his classic book, GulliverÕs Travels, Jonathan Swift takes the reader on an adventure thro
Upside-down kingdom -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
In his classic book, Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift takes the reader on an adventure thro
Opposites -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The traditional symbol for drama was two masks, one for comedy with the mouth wide and corners turne

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Children's sermon

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Be filled with joy -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be
Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of
Haircuts -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to get your hair cut?
The touch of power -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever fallen down and scraped your knee?
Fact or fiction? -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning! I have some books with me this morning. This
Suffering for Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning! I want to tell you a story today and then ask
"Follow the leader" -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
How many of you like to play games? (Let them answer.) So
Jesus' valentine -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Yesterday was Valentine's Day. Many people give and receive
Trust in the Lord -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought two plants with me
Happy to be hungry! -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been

The Immediate Word

Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

I Want To Be? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real.

Devotional

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Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals and make mere flesh their strength ...
Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Psalm 1 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their
Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrec
Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
-- Luke 6:20

Drama

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What's In It For M-E-E-E-E? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
The Rules -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1997
Theme

Illustration

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He was retired military: safe... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
He was retired military: safe and secure after more than twenty years in the service, living
Growing up on the prairies... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Growing up on the prairies makes one aware of the importance of moisture. Folks would
Life was difficult for Melinda... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Life was difficult for Melinda and her eight-year-old son, Kyle. It was hard enough
Why does man feel so... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
"Why does man feel so sad in the twentieth century?" asked the philosopher, Walker
If we don't do surgery... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
"If we don't do surgery soon, you're in for real trouble."

D. L. Moody, the great... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
D. L. Moody, the great evangelist of the nineteenth century, assigned some ministerial
The year was 1799, the... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
The year was 1799, the armies of Napoleon were conquering all in their path. They
Funny time for an Easter... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Funny time for an Easter sermon. How can we possibly preach on resurrection when
Dorothea Hertzberg served a term... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Dorothea Hertzberg served a term as a Peace Corps volunteer in the tiny, impoverished
Kelly had it made. He... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Kelly had it made. He won $100,000 in a lottery and promptly quit his job. He began to
Kim was having a hard... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Kim was having a hard time adjusting to the fact that her life had changed in a way she
Did you ever hope you... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Did you ever hope you could be a hero? Save all the children on your school bus? Solve a
Why would Jesus tell us... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Why would Jesus tell us to be happy when people hate us, reject us, insult us, and say that we are e
Paul Harvey tells about an... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Paul Harvey tells about an old man who wanted a school that upheld democracy and treasured education
Soren Kierkegaard wrote a parable... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Søren Kierkegaard wrote a parable in which he invited Christians to think of life as one huge play.
On August 6, 1945, at... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
On August 6, 1945, at 8:16 a.m., an American B-29 bomber dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hi
The resurrection is like a... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
The resurrection is like a traveler's check.
In the movie Contact... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
In the movie Contact Jody Foster portrayed an astronomer named Ellie who deeply believed in t
Nathan had just turned twelve... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
Nathan had just turned twelve when he died of a brain hemorrhage.
The people in the first... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2001
The people in the first century Church were not familiar with resurrection.
Janet Jones went to church... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
Janet Jones went to church all her life. She was raised in the church.
There are some people who... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
There are some people who take reincarnation very seriously.
On vacation one summer, the... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
On vacation one summer, the pastor and his wife attended church school at a church of a denomination
There is one scene in... -- Luke 16:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
There is one scene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar which is disturbing and ex
People just aren't saving enough... -- Luke 16:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
"People just aren't saving enough," says Skip Mooney, a financial planner.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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God's values versus the world's -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

God's values versus the world's

Gospel Note:
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Epiphany 6/Ordinary Time 6 -- Psalm 1 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
(See Proper 20/Pentecost 18/Ordinary Time 25, Cycle B for an alternative approach.)
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
In many respects religious faith has become a rather casual affair in our society.
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Epiphany 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Epiphany 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-8, Luke 6:17-26 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
The Lessons

Jeremiah 17:5-10 (C)
Jeremiah 17:5-8 (L, RC)

The Immediate Word

Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

Sermon

SermonStudio

Lessons From A Hurricane -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
It developed as a tropical wave leaving the coast of Africa on September 9, 1989, and within a few d
Raised To New Life Today -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
William Wilberforce was a privileged man.
Risk Takers -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday?
Like A Tree Planted -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
You have probably never thought seriously about tiptoeing through the treetops, but there is a place
You Can't Undo Appomattox -- So Let's Get On With It! -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- John T. Ball -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
There are some things that once begun, cannot be undone.
Woe To The Blessed -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
One of my all-time favorite television programs was M*A*S*H.
No Middle Ground -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
It was the dirty secret. We were never supposed to talk about it openly.
At The Corner Of Church And Main -- Luke 6:17-26 -- David Kalas -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Once there was a great intersection in the ancient city of Bethlehem.
The Son Also Rises -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
When it comes to the resurrection, one of the things that all of the Gospel writers agree upon is th
The Fruit Of One's Doings -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
A biography of Humphrey Bogart by Sperber and Lax portrays the star of the golden era of Hollywood a
Hated, Excluded, Reviled, Defamed -- And Leaping For Joy -- Luke 6:17-26 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
In a certain town, a man walked into a bookstore to return a purchase.
A Note To Fearful Hearts -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
The frail, tired woman had experienced a sleepless night in her hospital bed.
Luke's Beatitudes And Woes -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
The Beatitudes are familiar to us. We have heard them many times.
Trusting In The Lord -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
Recently I awoke from a dream with a start. I didn't know where I was or what was happening.
The Coming of Jesus Illuminates Humanity -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- James H. Bailey -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
During the Advent and Christmas season we have emphasized a good deal the incarnation, that God beca
Go Tell It On The Mountain -- Luke 6:17, 20-26 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1985
The present order of recorded episodes in the life of Jesus in the Gospels may not be the exact sequ

The Immediate Word

Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

The Village Shepherd

Eternal Life -- What Is It Like? -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Novels about science fiction have been popular since before the days when human beings first walke
Are The Poor Really Blessed? -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Roman Catholic Church's canonisation three years ago of Edith Stein fuelled considerable contr
Living Water -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Last April we had a group of visitors from a parish in Northen Sweden.

Stories

SermonStudio

Life After Life -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
In an ever-lengthening pastoral ministry, I have had occasion to officiate more funerals than I can
Get Busy Living In Hope -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.
The Hated Blessed -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
I don't feel blessed when I am mildly disliked, let alone hated.
The Gift Of Trees -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- John E. Sumwalt, Pamela J. Tinnin -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
I remember the first time I planted trees.
Strength From Adversity -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
When Beth was a student nurse during World War II, she was chubby.
With Fire In His Eyes -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1994
There was fire in his eyes as Dr. Yacob spoke. Dr.
Epiphany 6 -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- John Steward -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
When I was in college my professor and good friend Dr.

StoryShare

The Gift Of Trees -- Luke 6:17-26, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C

Contents

A Story To Live By: "Healing Touch."
Is It True? -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- David E. Leininger, David O. Bales -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Is It True?" by David Leininger

Worship

SermonStudio

Epiphany 6 / Ordinary Time 6 -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26, Psalm 1 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
A single song is being inflected through all the colorations of the human choir.
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Jeremiah 17:5-10

Theme: Heavenly Horticulture
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:17-26

Theme: Joys And Woes

Call To Worship
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Lord Searches The Heart

Call To Worship
Lead On -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Epiphany 6 -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Green

Gospel: Luke 6:17-26
Well-placed faith -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Leader: Let the children of God join in this day in praise and song!
Epiphany 6 -- Psalm 1 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1991
Happy are those
who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Jeremiah 17:5-10
Theme: Trust in God, not in man

Call to Worship

The Immediate Word

Super Bowl Obscenities -- Luke 6:17-26 -- James Evans -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dear Fellow Preacher
You've Gotta Have Heart! -- Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Jeremiah 17:5-10, Psalm 1 -- Thom M. Shuman, Paul Bresnahan -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Thom Shuman is writing about our faithful hearts. Who can we turn our heart toward?

New & Featured This Week

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Mary Austin
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 23, 2018:

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Arley K. Fadness
“...and Mary gave birth to her first born son...and laid him in a manger..”

(V. 7a)

Merry Christmas children,

I love Christmas don't you? There's the tree, the lights, the carols, the nativity scene, families getting together --- and the presents! Were there any presents at your house?

(children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“...blessed are you among women...” (V. 42b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I am loving seeing you today. How are you dear children? Getting excited for Christmas? Are you planning special things with your family?

(children respond) (presenter may share personal plans and/or experiences)

Today, this Sunday, is called the 4th Sunday of Advent. We call it that in the church calendar. But I have a better name. Know what it is? Mother's Day!!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Distant Land” by Frank Ramirez


Seeing the Future
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20

John sat at the edge of his bed in the half way house staring out the window.

“Are you okay, John?” Carl asked from the doorway.

Keith Hewitt
C. David Mckirachan
Contents
“First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
“That’s Weird” by C. David McKirachan


First Encounter
by Keith Hewitt
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 62:6-11
This seems to be a change he looks forward to in Old Testament times. Isaiah is looking forward to the Lord’s coming. He is telling the people in that day to look forward to Jerusalem being restored, Jesus is the only one who can restore it.

Several future books in the Old Testament have restored watchmen to wait on the Lord’s coming. It sounds like we must spend all our time waiting for the day the Lord has promised. It sounds like we must give him no rest until we get it.

Mark Ellingsen
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters! The festival encourages sermons on what Christ accomplishes in our lives and a joyful celebration of thanks for the best Christmas present of all -- the babe in the manger.

Isaiah 62:6-12
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Micah 5:2-5a
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah…(Micah 5:2).

Most towns have a slogan. We remember the clever ones.

I spent part of my childhood in the city of Azusa, California. The town was named after the Susa family, ranchers who owned much of the land during the days of Spanish colonization. But the town fathers decided they needed something a little more catchy, so they advertised that Azusa has everything from A to Z in the USA.
Frank Ramirez
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in significance as time goes by. Micah addresses a current political situation in his day that is pretty significant. Judah is under siege from Assyria. But the words of hope that he shares grow in significance over the centuries until hundreds of years later biblical experts are able to tell the Magi that Micah is telling us -- and is still telling us -- that the greatest king of kings will be coming from one of the smallest of the clans of Israel.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Come, let us go even now to Bethlehem with the shepherds and the angels and see Mary and Joseph, with the baby lying in a manger.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we come to worship the baby in the manger.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to offer ourselves and our own gifts.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, we come to absorb your love.
Lord, have mercy.

Janice B. Scott
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all that it can offer, there are times when I look back with nostalgia to the past.

SermonStudio

Cynthia E. Cowen
The Christmas concert was about to begin. The professional musicians were ready. All eyes were on the band director as he brought down his baton. Softly, flutes began weaving a magical introduction, capturing the audience's spirit. An instrumental duet formed with clarinets adding their voices. Then more wind instruments came in. Finally, brass and percussion entered and volume and tempo increased. Each section's contribution melded into a harmonious voice. The rehearsals had been worth it; the time and labor had not been in vain.
Paul E. Flesner
Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr once observed that the Christmas event can only be spoken about in poetry. He went on to comment that over the centuries preachers have analyzed it in their sermons and have turned Christmas into dogma. "Dogma," he said, "is rationally petrified poetry." I think I understand what he means. He means that Christmas speaks to the heart.

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