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Jesus-time -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials A drawing of a Bible (1 for each child)
Repent and believe -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: The good news that God will forgive
Tested and approved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers or Parents: Most products are tested before they
Lent coat of arms -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Teachers: Begin Lent with your students by helping them create
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Materials:Heavy tape (duct tape is fine, it is not seen)

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

Commentary

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Out of the Chaos -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Several cultures in the ancient Mediterranean have some version of the Flood story, which tells us t
Baptism Pictures -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In some Christian traditions the expectation is that babies should be baptized.  In other Christi
On the other side -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
When our children were younger, I would often wash their feet for them when they came inside from pl
On the other side of the wilderness -- Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 25:1-10 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
I teach two classes titled "Introduction to Preaching." The syllabus created by the department requi
Where shall we begin? -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
We may find it hard sometimes to know where to begin.
God remembers in a rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
"Pastor," he began, "I want to tell you how distressed I am that we continue to have a prayer of con
Repetition -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
If you are on course with your preaching, you will sometimes notice how it seems you are saying the
Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Surely most readers know that the original meaning of the word "Lent" is associated with springtime
A watery grave -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B
A photograph of the earth from outer space reveals how much of our world is water.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Oh Dear, Roly! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Call to Worship: In Jesus, the kingdom of God has come near. Let us turn to him and

Children's sermon

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Beloved Just As You Are -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
“And a voice came from heaven, 'You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.'” (
Keep Your Faith First -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2014
The Point: Take care of your faith first.
Being the Beloved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Anna Shirey -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
First Thoughts: This Sunday it would be easy to stick with the first part of the text, which
A special one-time event -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about things that only happen once.
Jesus-time -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought with me today something that all of us have probably seen.
That's not fair! -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! I brought a clipping from the newspaper to
Repent and believe -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Show the
A good exchange (for us) -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! On this first Sunday in Lent I'm going to give
Tested and approved -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Today we learn that Jesus went into the
Obedience through love -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have pets? (Let
What a temptation! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a candy bar with me.
Baptism cleanses us -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you remember Peter and some of the things he did?
An amazing plan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Note: Assign someone to push his/her hand, clutching the dove, through the paper at the scheduled ti

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer

Children's Story

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I Believe... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Michael was both excited and scared all at the same time.

Devotional

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Lent 1 -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Genesis 9:8-17
Lent 1 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- William W. Helland -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Mark 1:9-15

Drama

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Forced By The Spirit -- Mark 1:9-13 -- Robert F. Crowley -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Theme
Symbol And Reality -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13, Psalm 25 -- John A. Tenbrook -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2018) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Genesis 9:8-17
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2015) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Genesis 9:8-17
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2011) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 9:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Genesis 9:8-17
I remember when my wife and I bought our first house... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Craig Kelly -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
I remember when my wife and I bought our first house almost seven years ago.
The Pilgrims, even before they landed at Cape Cod... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
The Pilgrims, even before they landed at Cape Cod in the winter of 1620 while still at sea, formed t
Jeret Peterson was a gifted freestyle skier... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Jeret Peterson was a gifted freestyle skier who seemed to defy the law of gravity, especially with h
In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski tells... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevski tells the terrifying parable of the "Grand Inquisition.
Life is full of tests... -- Mark 9:9-15 -- Craig Kelly -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Life is full of tests, whether it's that chemistry final in high school, that driving test to get yo
Genesis 9:8-17br... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Genesis 9:8-17
Fred Buechner has this to... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Fred Buechner has this to say about this simple, timeworn story of Noah and his covenant with God:
Art and Marci had only... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Art and Marci had only been in their new home a couple of months when a hurricane was forecasted to
For most people, rainbows symbolize... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
For most people, rainbows symbolize hope.
Sometimes the Old Testament may... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Sometimes the Old Testament may seem like a waste of good paper.
Many kinds of organisms called... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Many kinds of organisms called flukes can infect humans.
Peter compares the church with... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Peter compares the church with Noah's ark, which was saved by water.
I once heard it said... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
I once heard it said that we have lost sight of the "once for all" dimensions of life.
The young lady is totally... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
The young lady is totally frustrated: Her favorite tennis outfit is dirty and she is sure that it wi
Roy recalls that early in... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Roy recalls that early in his Christian journey he was encouraged to read the Bible.
In his novel, Shoeless Joe... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
In his novel, Shoeless Joe, Ray Kinsella hears a voice but it isn't a voice from heaven.
Brenda spoke to the administrative... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Brenda spoke to the administrative board with a quavering voice, filled with emotion.
Tradition has it that George... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Tradition has it that George Friderick Handel was so overwhelmed and awed by his reading of the book

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer

Intercession

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God Of Love, It's Tough Being A Christian... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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God Of Love, It's Tough Being A Christian... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Lent 1 -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Andrew Daughters -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Lord, I prayevery day,'Lead us not into temptation.'I have heard

Prayer

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Desert and devils, diversions and dangers in the Christian calling -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: Of particular interest in Mark's very succinct version of

Preaching

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer

SermonStudio

Lent 1 -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Lent 1 -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
(See Advent 1, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Revised Common Genesis 9:8-17 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2001
This passage contains what is known as the Noachic Covenant - God's covenant with Noah.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 9:8-17 (C, E); Genesis 9:8-15 (RC)
God's good news -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Russell F. Anderson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: God's good news.
Lent 1 -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.O my God, in you I trust;
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Humankind became so corrupt that Yahweh had to destroy it
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer

SermonStudio

Simple Faith? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John Jamison -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
It all sounds so simple. It’s just so nice, so easy, and so straightforward; almost comfortable.
Jesus and John at the Jordan -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John W. Clarke -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Beginning in verse 9 Mark goes out of his way to communicate that Jesus quite literally went out of
Relentless Grace -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- David H. Webb -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
The story of old Noah and his ark has been told to children and adults for centuries.
Troubled Waters -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Ken Lentz -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
A man from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, died and went to heaven.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! -- Mark 1:9-15 -- John S. Smylie -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Mark doesn't waste any time getting us involved in the beginning of our Lord's ministry.
The Width And Depth Of God's Grace -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Nancy Kraft -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the number one wilderness boxing event of all time.
Chocolate Cake, Flooded Waters, And Baptism -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Ron Lavin -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Chocolate Cake, Flooded Waters, And Baptism
Listening To Minority Voices -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- John T. Ball -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
The endurance of humanity and even the whole cosmos could depend upon giving a serious listening of
A Clock Or A Compass? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- David T. Ball -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Do you all have your compasses with you? What? You don't have compasses?
Up And Running -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Robert A. Noblett -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
We all have a stake in making sure that our young people get up and running.
Too Good To Miss -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Paul E. Robinson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
C. S.
Once And For All -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- John A. Stroman -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
We approach this first Sunday of Lent with mixed feelings.
Arc Of The Covenant -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Paul W. Kummer -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
James Gilmour was a missionary to Mongolia and was asked to treat some wounded soldiers.
The Baptism Of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Donna E. Schaper -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
When it comes to the Christian sacraments, Baptism or Eucharist, or those beyond these two central o
Rainbow In The Sky -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
"My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; so it is now ."
Resist Temptation -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
The Holy Gospel for this First Sunday in Lent is the evangelist Mark's very brief account of the tem
The Wilderness Road -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Charles Michael Mills -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Lent comes to our lives every springtime. Lent is the promise
The Covenant Of Amazing Grace -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
"The earth is degenerating these days. Bribery and corruption
The Simplicity of God's Call -- Romans 8:38-39 -- Edward R. Mangelsdorf -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1975
The young man looked up from the ground.Tears filled his eyes.

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The Water Of Baptism -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
A week or two ago I was privileged to visit Sweden with a group of Anglican clergy from our dioc

Stories

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Looking for the Rainbow -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Contents "Looking for the Rainbow" by Peter Andrew Smith
He Descended Into Hell -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Sandra Herrmann, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Contents "He Descended Into Hell" by Sandra Herrmann
Cousins -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Keith Hewitt, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Contents"Cousins" by Keith Hewitt "A Crying Shame" by John Sumwalt
Shining On The Hill -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner, Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Shining on the Hill" by Peter Andrew Smith
Assurance -- Mark 1:10 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B
ContentsSharing Visions: "Assurance" by Janet Beltman
Upon The Waters -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Frank R. Fisher, Sil Galvan, Gregory L. Tolle, Constance Berg, Henry Scholberg -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Based on Revised Common Lectionary texts: Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10

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Looking for the Rainbow -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Contents "Looking for the Rainbow" by Peter Andrew Smith

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He Descended Into Hell -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
"I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son
Lord Of The Covenant -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Lord Of The Covenant
Baptism -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
"Oh, Mom, don't be silly. I don't need Erin baptized.
Fearless Freddie -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Once upon a time there was a boy known as Fearless Freddie.
A Dog With Soul -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- John E. Sumwalt, John Zingaro -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you a

Worship

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Stories Told, Stories Forgotten -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Stories Told, Stories Forgotten by Dean Feldmeyer
The Baptism, Temptation, Preaching of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Suggestion

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To You, O Lord, Most Holy (O God Of My Salvation) -- Psalm 25:1-9 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
1. To you, O Lord, most holy, I turn in every need. I trust in you to guide me,
Nevermore Forevermore -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Call To WorshipStorms are raging all about, And destruction seems too near.
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
First Sunday In Lent -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Call To Worship (based on Genesis 9:8-17 and 1 Peter 3:18-22)
The Sign Of The Covenant -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Never Again -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Call To WorshipLeader: When all seems hopeless, there God is.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- James R. Wilson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: Come, let all who have known God's mercy gather now for worship!
A Prayer For Guidance And Protection -- Psalm 25:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use before the pastoral prayer.
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLook for signs of the covenant which God makes with us and our
The Baptism, Temptation, Message of Jesus -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
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David Kalas
You have no doubt seen, as I have, the lingering effect of the songs that are sung at a loved one’s funeral. Certain individuals in my congregation reliably tear up during this hymn or that one, and I know that it’s because that song was sung at their parent’s, or spouse’s, or child’s service. And the experience of death and grief is so strong in us that that song, then, forever belongs to that occasion for that individual. 
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Revelation 7:9-17
Wayne Brouwer
Abraham Kuyper served two terms as prime minister of the Netherlands in the early 20th century. He was known as a man of faith and sought to incorporate it into every dimension of life, including social and political. But faith was not always so important to Kuyper. At the start of his career, he was a young preacher in a rural village. He had been schooled in the best of modern theology, and his sermons were well-polished masterpieces.

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Bethany Peerbolte
Ron Love
Mary Austin
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For November 1, 2020:
  • Shining in Glory by Chris Keating — On All Saints day, we recall those who have faced the great ordeal. Those who shine in glory give us courage to press forward, even in the face of pandemic and ongoing strife.

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Peter Andrew Smith
“There were so many people involved in the project I’m not sure I deserve to be singled out,” Jenny said.

“You deserve it and more,” Carl said from beside her. “Don’t be humble. You worked hard and should be thanked.”

“Thanked I can handle but all of this?” Jenny nodded toward the lavish reception which followed the surprise presentation. “Like I said in my speech there were many hands and gifts that went to make this outreach effort possible.”

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John Jamison
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. (vv. 1-4)

John Jamison
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (vv. 11-12)

I have a few questions for you.

Have any of you ever been sick? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel lucky? (Let them respond.)

Have any of you ever gotten hurt? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel happy? (Let them respond.)

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Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
Inspired by the saints and the love of God.

Collect of the Day
Acknowledging that God has knit His people together in one body, petitions are offered that the faithful might follow the saints in lives of faith and commitment and know the inexpressible joys prepared for those who love Him. Doctrines of Sanctification (construed as a Work of God), Church, and Eschatology are emphasized.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Mary Sue Dehmlow Dreier
Pharisees Today

The Pharisees were real "good news/bad news" guys!

They were the undisputed authorities on the Jewish Scriptures, and the recognized spokespersons for Moses himself. "Do whatever they teach you and follow it," Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples (Matthew 23:3a). We hear so much about Jesus in conflict with the Pharisees, that sometimes we forget Jesus respectfully acknowledged their academic accomplishments and religious leadership.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

The Church of Christ

Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

The local community

Those who suffer

The communion of saints


These responses may be used:


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

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