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We have all heard the... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
We have all heard the proverb: "People who live in glass houses should never throw stones." It is ea
Sharon was brought up as... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Sharon was brought up as a church-going person. Her family's Sunday routine rarely varied.
Years ago, while traveling in... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Years ago, while traveling in central Pennsylvania, in Dutch country, I came upon an old Amish sayin
Nathaniel Hawthorne long ago wrote... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Nathaniel Hawthorne long ago wrote the story of "Young Goodman Brown." The central character is a ne
The 1994 Winter Olympics will... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The 1994 Winter Olympics will live long in the memories of the residents of West Allis, a suburb of
Wayne Meeks, professor of religious... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Wayne Meeks, professor of religious studies at Yale University, furnished new insights into the soci
Christ Church was a small... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Christ Church was a small country church -- only 75 members. It was part of a farming community.
A newspaper story about animal... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A newspaper story about animal rights volunteers at the County Humane Shelter brought an angry lette
Several things that used to... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Several things that used to be indispensable for some of us: Hitching posts, kerosene lamps, Sears c
Participants, worshippers, and observers at... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Participants, worshippers, and observers at the consecration of Penelope Jamieson as the first woman
The recent challenges to the... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The recent challenges to the American automotive industry by the Japanese have as much to do with le
Desert RainSpring explodes... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Desert RainSpring explodes as raindrums down on desert sands. It hears
The news that came out... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The news that came out of Buckingham Palace in 1936 shocked the world.
Probably no modern person exemplifies... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Probably no modern person exemplifies Paul's straining forward to the goal better than Martin Luther
It is still necessary to... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
It is still necessary to point out that verse eight is to be interpreted in terms of Deuteronomy 15:
There was an old man... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There was an old man who daily came to a cathedral and knelt in prayer in front of a large stained g
Extravagance has never had a... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Extravagance has never had a great appeal for me.
A man who couldn't accept... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
A man who couldn't accept charity paid back a debt no one expected him to pay and that wasn't owed i
During his imprisonment in a... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
During his imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp, Viktor Frankl tells about the lifelessness of
Perhaps you have heard the... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Perhaps you have heard the story. Charles Kuralt told about it in his travel book of 1985.
The ancient story of Mary... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
The ancient story of Mary and Martha speaks to our often frantically busy lives with the clear remin
It has been rightly noted... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
It has been rightly noted that Christians should often do the opposite: when everyone else is celebr
Anointing Jesus with the ointment... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Anointing Jesus with the ointment was an act of extravagant faith.
Anton Boisen is a name... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Anton Boisen is a name that should be better known because his incorporation of personal rejection i

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What New Thing Is God Doing Now? -- John 12:1-8, Philippians 3:4b-14, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some folks are excited and energized by learning something new or witnessing a creative development

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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Bethany Peerbolte
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For June 16, 2019:
  • Lover. Beloved. Love. by Tom Willadsen — The concept of the Trinity is imperfect, incomplete and mysterious. Words can never fully express what it means that God is in “three persons,” as the song goes. Still, there is benefit for Christians to imagine God in this way. (Aren’t you glad Trinity Sunday is only once a year?)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Coffin
Who is the God of our congregation? How is this God made known in the community? These two questions get at the core of the existence and operation of any congregation. The texts of Trinity Sunday could be used as an opportunity to explore church history and the creedal controversies. In the congregations that I have served, such deep, doctrinal sermons on the history of the Triune God will result in glassy eyed parishioners who wonder if they will have to confess the Athanasian Creed.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Wisdom is vividly and dramatically personified as she speaks in this chapter of Proverbs. This is an historically challenging text. Arius used this verse from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, which puts the phrase like this: The Lord created me at the beginning of His way. Arius argued that Jesus is the wisdom of God, and this verse spoke of his creation. If he was created, then he had a beginning and was not eternal, and if not eternal, he was not God.

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David O. Bales
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“The Spirit’s Guidance” by David O. Bales
“I Tertius, The Writer Of This Letter (Romans 16:22)” by David O. Bales


The Spirit’s Guidance
by David O. Bales
John 16:12-15

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Arley K. Fadness
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...” (v. 13a)

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Mary Louise was a little bit lonely. Not completely lonely, but just a little bit. With no brothers or sisters, Mary Louise spent quite a lot of time playing by herself. Although not completely by herself, for Mary Louise had a number of silent companions, who were a great comfort to her.

Every night when she went to bed, Mary Louise would line up her silent companions on the foot of the bed, and give them a big kiss. Then she'd sigh happily, climb into bed and fall asleep very quickly, for she knew her silent companions were looking out for her.

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April Yamasaki
In 1980, NBC introduced a new television game show called Chain Reaction. Since then, the show has appeared in different forms, but the main idea has always been for different teams to fill in a chain of words. For example, the first word in a four-word chain might be "light," the last word "spring," with the team needing to guess the two words in-between. In this case, "light" comes from a light "bulb," and out of the bulb grows a "daffodil," which comes up in the "spring." It's a chain reaction of words, where one word leads to another, and "light" turns into "spring."

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