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In 1864, a crowded train... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In 1864, a crowded train was pulling away from Jersey City station when the son of President Lincoln
I once read in a... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
I once read in a scholarly work that the most amazing thing about the civilization of ancient Egypt
Isaiah here does not speak... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Isaiah here does not speak of the physically blind, or deaf, or dumb.
In the movie Sophie's... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In the movie Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep plays the part of a woman who is haunted by the me
Imagine driving your car only... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Imagine driving your car only looking through the rear view mirror.
I saw a bumper sticker... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
I saw a bumper sticker on a sports truck the other day that said, "Whoever has the most toys when th
In the free society of... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In the free society of our time, it is very easy to rebel against any notion of a divine plan.
The great golfer Walter Hagan... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
The great golfer Walter Hagan was once asked how he can manage after a poor shot to keep his concent
In our religious history, the... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In our religious history, the historical people of faith resided in the desert wilderness.
The legendary coach Vince Lombardi... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once wrote, "We know how rough the road will be, how heavy here t
John Denver made popular a... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
John Denver made popular a song titled "On the Road." It tells about a family that didn't know who t
I consider everything a loss... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
"I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord .
A text considered the earliest... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
A text considered the earliest writing by an African American slave is entitled The Uncommon Suff
A father told his son... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
A father told his son he should give up something for Lent as a way of remembering the sacrifice of
I looked at the group... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
I looked at the group that I was supposed to lead up the twenty-six mile trail to the top of the Pik
Penitentiaries, reformatories. That's what we... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Penitentiaries, reformatories.
Several years ago I was... -- John 20:19-31 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Several years ago I was a member of the Arkansas delegation attending a Jurisdictional seminar in Da
A certain pastor I... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
A certain pastor I knew a number of years ago would frequently refer to his previous assignmen
Doug had it made. He... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Doug had it made.
Since the state of Israel... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Since the state of Israel has had control of the Negev, a miracle has occurred.
God is in the redeeming... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
God is in the redeeming business and the way of the Lord must be prepared.
Few things amaze so much... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Few things amaze so much as "a new thing." A fascinating book published in the last few years is
Panic at the checkout counter... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Panic at the checkout counter. Chaos at the cash register.
Since 1997, the U.S. Forest... -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Since 1997, the U.S.
Some Scriptures pose a difficulty... -- Philippians 3:8-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
Some Scriptures pose a difficulty in understanding or comprehension.

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Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Bethany Peerbolte
As Jesus calls his disciples it seems like he has a criterion for the people with which he wants to surround himself. It may not always be obvious in the Biblical account, but Jesus is careful to choose people who are really committed to his message. With their help, Jesus will be able to do more and spread the word about God farther.

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Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For January 26, 2020: The United Methodist Church And Paul’s Case For Bipartisan Baptism by Dean Feldmeyer — Paul points out in fairly robust terms that loyalties are tearing the church apart and they must be abandoned in favor of loyalty to Jesus Christ. Sermon illustrations by Tom Willadsen and Ron Love. Worship resources by George Reed that focus on affiliations. How do we identify ourselves and by what groupings? Our identity is in Christ.

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Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Peter Andrew Smith
“Well that should do it for out here.” Paul shoveled the last of the snow on the walkway. “Do you suppose there’s much to be done inside?”

“Does it really matter? I don’t think anyone is going to show up.” Luke looked at the sky. “The storm coming is supposed to be a bad one.”

“It won’t start for a few hours. When it gets underway, we can close up.”

“No seriously man, why are we opening the food bank this morning? I doubt that anyone will show up and most of the town is closed because of the weather.”

“But what if there is someone?”

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Mark Ellingsen
The texts for the Third Sunday After Epiphany are that God goes before us.

Isaiah 9:1-4
Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Isaiah 9:1-4

The Village Shepherd

Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Janice B. Scott
There are always difficulties in Christian ministry, at whichever level you're involved in it, from church cleaner to the Archbishop of Canterbury. There's always someone who'll find fault, and if like the Archbishop, you're a subject of media interest, then I should imagine Christian ministry can be very difficult indeed and perhaps something of a burden.

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Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - A
Mark Wm. Radecke
In today's Gospel text, Jesus calls for repentance, expects Peter and Andrew to drop their nets and follow him, and calls James and John to leave their Father Zebedee in the boat without so much as a "So long, see you later."

My task today is to issue that same call to repentance, that same call to radical obedience and decisive discipleship. For that call is urgent and cries out to be issued in all of its majesty and might.

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