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Jesus was criticized for allowing... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Jesus was criticized for allowing Mary to show such extravagant love.
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor, told the story about a psychiatric clinic in
John Thompson was extravagant in... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
John Thompson was extravagant in his generosity.
Charlie Sullivan was not a... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Charlie Sullivan was not a wealthy man.
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), the... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), the British hymn writer, was a woman well acquainted with trial
Mark Twain once said, If... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Mark Twain once said, "If you took all the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end
Kaye O'Bara, 72, of Miami... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Kaye O'Bara, 72, of Miami, has sacrificed the last half of her life for someone she considers more i
One might look to the... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
One might look to the character of Inspector Javert in Les Miserables to see an example of ho
When the church's worship committee... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
When the church's worship committee decided to add blue altar paraments for the Advent season, Joann
Once upon a time there... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Once upon a time there was a man who really liked to golf.
Paul compares the Christian life... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Paul compares the Christian life with a long distance race.
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-82) was an... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-82) was an Italian nationalist patriot and hero.
I read about a man... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
I read about a man who had a vast collection of X-rated videos.
The Sultan of Brunei is... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The Sultan of Brunei is the world's richest man.
The small, yet growing, congregation... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The small, yet growing, congregation decided to build a Christian Education wing to get space for th
A young man appreciated the... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
A young man appreciated the love of his grandmother as long as he could remember.
Allen and Linda had only... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Allen and Linda had only attended the small neighborhood church for a couple years.
The idea of one human... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The idea of one human being owning another is repulsive to us.
The Toledo (Ohio) Zoo, much... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The Toledo (Ohio) Zoo, much of which was built through government work programs during the 1930s, ha
Those who bring truth from... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Those who bring truth from God are often rejected.
A group of Jewish business... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A group of Jewish business leaders were told by a certain hotel in Miami, Florida, that they could n
Petunia finally understood. All animals... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Petunia finally understood.
The couple enjoyed dinner parties... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The couple enjoyed dinner parties and they hosted them often.
Jesus arrived in Bethany at... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Jesus arrived in Bethany at the home of Lazarus at the end of the week (John records: "Six days befo
O why are we so... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
"O why are we so haggard at the heart, so care-coiled, care-

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The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

The Village Shepherd

When The Penny Drops? -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There are many people whose lives have been completely changed by a single event.
The Cost Of Caring -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There have been a number of terrible tragedies at US Schools over recent years, which have left th
Do You Not Perceive It? -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
My grandmother, who died way back in 1960, used to listen to "The Archers" on the radio.

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The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
Thomas Willadsen
For June 7, 2020:
  • Trinity of Love, Grace, and Fellowship by Bethany Peerbolte — It seems the Trinity has modeled for us that there is more than one way to be unified with another. Once we have love or grace or fellowship, the other two are easier to get at.
  • Second Thoughts: A New Beginning by Ron Love — A new beginning is what we desire, but some still wear fig leaves.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
M Adryael Tong
Mark Ellingsen
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Mark Ellingsen
An eternally loving, life-changing Triune God!

Genesis 1:1--2:4a

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Let us make people in our own image. Jessie narrowed her eyes and read Genesis 1:26 one more time. Let us make people in our own image. She shook her head and tried a third time, but the words still didn’t make any sense. There was only one God so why did it say “in our image”? She typed the verse in a search engine and read some of the explanations she found.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Toby was playing with his favourite toy. His family's new television had come packed in a large cardboard box, and now the box was empty Toby loved playing with it. Today it was a bus. Since his family had a car, Toby had only once travelled on a bus. It had been the highlight of his life. Now his big cardboard box was a bus, and Toby was the proud driver. Sometimes he would allow it his baby sister Samantha to sit in his bus as a passenger. But if she started to cry he got fed up and turned her out.

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Schuyler Rhodes
Have you ever been hard at work on something? Perhaps you're like the pastor who sits laboring over a sermon or drafting a statement for this or that, or reading the latest biblical articles. Whatever it is, you are concentrating, focused, and suddenly you're aware that someone, somewhere is watching you. One day I was reading through a sheaf of mail in my office when suddenly I could just tell without even looking up that someone was peering though the curtained door to see what I was doing.

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (v. 19)

Good morning, boys and girls. Did you know the earth had a little tummy? (let them answer) It does because I looked up how far it was to go around the earth at the middle and it is 24,901.55 miles. (show the globe or map) But if you go from the North Pole to the South Pole it is 24,859.8 miles. This means that the earth is 41.75 miles further around than it is tall.

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