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Perhaps at no time has... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Perhaps at no time has a society been more self-critical of its lust for affluence as our present ge
We can't afford that. Arden... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
"We can't afford that." Arden looked rather sullen.
In this parable we see... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this parable we see the Jewish Leaders becoming angry at Jesus when they understood that he was t
So often it is the... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
So often it is the small acts of extravagance that lift the world.
Where love is real its... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Where love is real its extravagance considers no sacrifice too great to be borne.
This is one of the... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
This is one of the most grim parables Jesus ever told.
On the excellent television program... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
On the excellent television program, Hill Street Blues, was the story of three drug-crazed ju
Taylor Caldwell's book, The... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Taylor Caldwell's book, The Listener, describes a town which is bequeathed a lovely garden an
One of the best commentaries... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
One of the best commentaries on this passage is Isaiah 5:1-7.
When great civilizations begin to... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
When great civilizations begin to decline they pull in every resource to preserve themselves.
In William Golding's novel I... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In William Golding's novel The Spire he relates the story of a dean of a cathedral in medieva
Being a volunteer umpire for... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Being a volunteer umpire for a little league baseball game can be hazardous to your health.
When You Care Enoughbr... -- Luke 20:9~19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
When You Care Enoughto Send the Very Best(a story)
There is an old story... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There is an old story told of a man who was dreaming that he was witnessing the crucifixion.
Some things are written on... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some things are "written on the wind," which means they vanish as soon as they are created.
P. D. James, in the... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
P. D.
Ben Friedman, a Jewish businessman... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Ben Friedman, a Jewish businessman, scholar and participant in Jewish-Christian dialogues, has writt
The young man entered the... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
The young man entered the store armed with a club and a gun.
On April 5, 1887, in... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
On April 5, 1887, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, Anne Sullivan experienced a real breakthrough when Helen Ke
doing in the figure of... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
"... doing in the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion
Jesus would not let them... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus would not let them punish the woman, neither would he condemn her.
In the first decade of... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In the first decade of this century, a woman in a small community came to see her pastor.
I have always wondered about... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
I have always wondered about the quality of that adulterous woman's life after the Master told her t
She was a sinner no... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
She was a sinner no doubt about it. I wonder what Jesus wrote in the ground?
After reciting the victory over... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
After reciting the victory over the Egyptians when they drowned, Isaiah says "Do not cling to events

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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
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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?)

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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.
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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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“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.

SermonStudio

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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