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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
Genesis 9:8-17 Fred... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Genesis 9:8-17
In the wilderness, Jesus was... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
In the wilderness, Jesus was tempted to sin.
Some ladies in the church... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Some ladies in the church undertook the project of making little baptism cushions, three inches squa
Paul Revere, an American patriot... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Paul Revere, an American patriot of the Revolutionary era, was probably Amer-ica's finest silversmit
The wilderness has been a... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
The wilderness has been a defining feature of American character.
As Peter speaks of the... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
As Peter speaks of the all-sufficiency of Christ, he considers the incredible efficacy of such a sac
In this passage, Peter alludes... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
In this passage, Peter alludes to the saving power of water.
Barry wasn't a bad kid... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Barry wasn't a bad kid. It was just that he got carried away. This was one of those times.
When Charles Lamb, the English... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
When Charles Lamb, the English poet and essayist, was a small child, his sister, Mary, took him for
Jim's open-heart surgery was... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
Jim's open-heart surgery was a month away. It was a time of preparation and anxiety.
Timing is everything. The Danish... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
Timing is everything. The Danish make a little round pancake called an aebel-skiever.
I struggle daily with sin... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
I struggle daily with sin! I don't mean that little annoying sins creep into my life.
In his book The Wounded... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
In his book The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen tells the story of a fugitive who entered a village whe
Linking the rescue of Noah... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
Linking the rescue of Noah with the sacrament of baptism might seem inappropriate.
During the Christmas season of... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
During the Christmas season of 1997, Land's End -- a mail-
The classical scholar Gilbert Murray... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
The classical scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered the brilliant physicist Albert Einstein si
James A. Whittaker, first American... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
James A.
He said to me, Here... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
He said to me, "Here is a map for the journey ahead.
The Gospel is the story... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
The Gospel is the story of God`s Kingdom and those who are members of it.

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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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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
The Perfect Pattern? -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
When young Englishman Justin Rose nearly won the open golf championship a couple of years ago, i
The Rainbow -- God's Sign -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Roly Bain, the ordained Anglican priest whose ministry is based around presenting the gospel

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The Challenge Of God Brings Hope -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- Richard E. Gribble -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Carlo Rienzi, an attorney with no prior mission or court case, had never been tested.

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John Jamison
In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (vv. 14-16)

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Thomas Willadsen
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Peter Andrew Smith
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John 2:13-22

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Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Kalas
At the beginning of his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, John Milton articulates a part of his task in writing as to “justify the ways of God to men.”1 That may be an ongoing task for us. Fallen humanity is like a perpetual adolescent, always questioning and challenging (and disobeying) the parent. And so there is a continual need for the ways of God to be explained and justified to human beings.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Exodus 20:1-17
None of us are thieves. And so the commandment forbidding stealing does not condemn us! Oh, but it does if you have ever tried to cut a smart business deal, suckered someone to get them to buy your product, or failed to help those in need. Jonathan Edwards explained it this way in his exposition of dishonesty and theft:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There once was a report in "The Sunday Times" about the claims of Francis Crick to have located "the cells of our soul." Fifty years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson won a Nobel prize for their discovery of the DNA double helix, which has been responsible for huge leaps forward in health care and criminal detection.

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Elaine M. Ward
It was a new church for Sam. It was his grandmother's church, and because Sam loved his grandmother, he sat on the edge of the pew and tried hard to listen. "Are you saved?" the preacher asked from the pulpit far away. Sam remembered when he had saved pennies for a new plant for Mother on Mother's Day. "Maybe Mother saved pennies for me," Sam thought. The preacher continued, "Will you give your heart to Jesus?" Sam wondered where his heart was. But if Jesus needed Sam's heart he would be glad to give it.
Elizabeth Achtemeier
In this season of Lent, we are Sunday by Sunday approaching the foot of that executioner's cross on Golgotha. And I think that sometimes we wonder why it is necessary for us to make that journey. After all, it does not have a pleasant destination. To be sure, human beings often have a morbid curiosity about disasters. We flock to the site of an auto wreck, thereby holding up the traffic with our rubber--necking. Winston Churchill told of the time when a woman remarked on the crowd that had gathered to hear him speak.
Nancy Kraft
There are some people who have the gift of persuasion. If you've ever seen the Music Man, it's a gift that Professor Hill had as he sold musical instruments to all the kids in town by convincing everyone that they could make beautiful music by just thinking the notes. He was what you'd call a smooth talker, which is a valuable skill for a salesperson. There are also other professions where it helps to have strong verbal skills that can be used for persuasion. Take politicians, for example. Bill Clinton was known as a smooth talker.
David T. Ball
Jesus in the temple -- oh, didn't he show those money-changers who were desecrating the temple grounds with their money-grubbing business? Not to mention the mess that all the livestock were making! Out! Out! Out! He cleared them all out, those traders in things that didn't belong in God's house. And he had every right to do it, we tend to think. Serves them right, despoiling sacred space with their commerce -- profiting off of the desire of the faithful to do something pleasing to God. Exploitation. Good riddance!

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