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Emphasis Preaching Journal

There have always been... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-4:2 -- First Sunday of Advent - C

There have always been spiritual leaders around who were willing to offer help.
In the opening verse of... -- 1 Thessalonians 3:9-4:2 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
In the opening verse of this reading the Apostle Paul writes, "May the Lord make your love for one a
What are the signs of... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
What are the signs of our time?
We must have confidence in... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
We must have confidence in Christ's promise to return to this earth even though we do not know when
What does it take to... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
What does it take to motivate you to "keep the faith" in the face of suffering, unfulfilled dreams,
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said of the Second Coming, "When Christ appears in the clouds he will sim
People of all generations have... -- Luke 21:25-36 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
People of all generations have looked forward with mixed feelings of hope and fear to the coming of
Marie always prided herself with... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
Marie always prided herself with completing her Christmas shopping early before the
As a pastor of a... -- Jeremiah 33:14-16 -- First Sunday of Advent - C
As a pastor of a rural church in mid-America, I never expect to preach to a Christian congregation i

The Immediate Word

The King Is Coming! -- Luke 21:25-36, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday of Advent - C
How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given, so God imparts to human hearts the blessings







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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.”

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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.

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Genesis 45: 3-11, 15


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.


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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