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Emphasis Preaching Journal

In a Peanuts... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

In a Peanuts cartoon, Lucy is yelling at Linus.
In his book I... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

In his book Theology of Hope, Jurgen Moltmann comments on the relationship of promise t
In one of the... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

In one of the most favorite and annually repeated episodes in the cartoon Peanuts, Lucy
Jerusalem is anything but... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Jerusalem is anything but safe these days.
Just as Paul was... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Just as Paul was so thankful for the joy he felt because of the Thessalonian Christian witness
Daniel Young, in a... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Daniel Young, in a speech at Hillsdale College, related how ermine -- small animals widely val
Years ago, while I... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Years ago, while I was a seminary student in Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity of a summer's e
Christianity is not a... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Christianity is not a faith of individuals.
Even when it's obvious... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Even when it's obvious the end is near, some of us will still not be ready.
My grandfather was a... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

My grandfather was a watcher. He watched nature for signs of what was to come.
Dr. Joseph B. Slowinski... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Dr. Joseph B. Slowinski was an expert on venomous snakes.
Watchfulness for the coming... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Watchfulness for the coming kingdom is a central theme for Advent.
In the June 27, 1999... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
In the June 27, 1999 issue of the New York Times, Marcelle Fischler wrote an article about Cl
Helen Lane, 78, of Crab... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Helen Lane, 78, of Crab Orchard, Tennessee, has written an annual Fall weather column for the Crossv
Shortly after they opened a... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Shortly after they opened a remodeled school in Hyannis, Massachusetts, school officials found that
My grandpa's eyes were ever... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
My grandpa's eyes were ever alert for signs.
It was the beginning of... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
It was the beginning of the end of Nazi totalitarianism in Europe, ushered in on D-Day with nights a
There is a genuine sense... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
There is a genuine sense of celebration and appreciation for others in this passage. N. G.
Our confirmation class was discussing... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Our confirmation class was discussing how Jesus Christ was at work in us and through us by the power
Timothy had returned to Corinth... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Timothy had returned to Corinth from Thessalonica with a very encouraging report about his mission.
Paul is issuing a clear... -- Romans 13:11-14 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1998
Paul is issuing a clear call for Christians to be awake and alert, and as Christians today, we need
Here Jesus speaks to his... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1998
Here Jesus speaks to his disciples about his return at the end of the age.
Sandra and Tom had just... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1998
Sandra and Tom had just celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
Predictions for the 1996 Olympics... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1998
Predictions for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, placed Britain's reigning champion, Linford C
The lad loved the trips... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 1998
The lad loved the trips to Grand-mother's house.

Intercession

Prayer

Preaching

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The Village Shepherd

The New Golden Era -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - C
The memory is a strange phenomenon.
The Coming -- Luke 21:25-36 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Today, as well as being Advent Sunday is also the first day of year 3 of the Revised Common Lectio

Stories

Worship

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For December 16, 2018:
  • Joice Again! by Tom Willadsen -- Rejoice! I can’t hear you, rejoice!! Joice again. “Joice” isn’t a verb in English, but “rejoice” is. Oh, and rejoicing is commanded. Just take a look at the Philippians reading.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Wow, how can things get any better. God has not only taken our punishment, he has turned back our enemy. What more can we ask. We shouldn’t have to fear anything. God says this to Jerusalem. Can this apply to America also?

Isn’t it love that takes away our worry? When we were little kids we didn’t worry about anything as long as our parents were near us. God is bigger and more powerful.

David Kalas
My wife, who thrives on organization, has a motto: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s an expression of her passion for keeping a room, a house, or a garage orderly. But I think the principle extends still further. It goes beyond just physical spaces. For what is true of cupboards and closets is even more profoundly true of a human life.

StoryShare

David O. Bales
Contents
“A Rainy Road To The Jordan” by David O. Bales
“A Freshman Experience” by David O. Bales


A Rainy Road To The Jordan
by David O. Bales
Luke 3:7-18

CSSPlus

Arley K. Fadness
“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.

SermonStudio

Robert S. Crilley
On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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