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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.

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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

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The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
For February 24, 2019:

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Keith Hewitt
Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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Arley K. Fadness
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.

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David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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