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Tony Campolo tells the story... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
Tony Campolo tells the story of college president Robertson McQuilken, who felt a powerful call to f
One way to understand Jesus... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
One way to understand Jesus` temptation, and our own, is to say that the Evil One wants to change so
He descended into Hell are... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
"He descended into Hell are the words we confess on a regular basis in the Apostles` Creed.
The little child is voicing... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
The little child is voicing the usual fear about graveyards.
A lot of history books... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
A lot of history books have been written on a variety of interesting subjects.
When Noah finished building the... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
When Noah finished building the ark, he started to let the animals come on board two by two.
In early 1992 the Green... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
In early 1992 the Green Bay Packers signed Reggie White, an all-star defensive lineman to a multi-
The irate employee stomps into... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The irate employee stomps into the paymaster's office and shouts, "There's been a terrible mistake!
Thou art my beloved Son... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
"Thou art my beloved Son, with thee I am well pleased." In his book Mistreated, Ron Lee Dunn tell
There was once a young... -- Romans 8:31-39 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
There was once a young man who went to his rabbi.
A woman made an appointment... -- Romans 8:31-39 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
A woman made an appointment with her pastor. She needed to talk with someone.
Orville was a six-year... -- Romans 8:31-39 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Orville was a six-year-old boy, the last of several children born and raised in this farm house.
The laundry was endless! How... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The laundry was endless!
Christians have always viewed baptism... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Christians have always viewed baptism as a dramatic portrayal of what the Christian faith is about.
The rite of baptism is... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The rite of baptism is a beautiful declaration of our salvation, not because it is a cleansing of ou
Sometimes God appears to remove... -- Genesis 22:1-18 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Sometimes God appears to remove the salvation God has begun in history.
Did you hear the one... -- Genesis 22:1-18 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Did you hear the one about the man who wanted so badly to show his wife how much he loved her that h
Harold Kushner tells a story... -- Genesis 22:1-18 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Harold Kushner tells a story in his book, When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough.
Is it any wonder that... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Is it any wonder that so much has been said about rainbows? They are rare quirks of nature.
When Norman was seven years... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
When Norman was seven years old, his father left to serve in the Army in World War II.
As a young child I... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
As a young child I heard the story of the great flood and God's promise to Noah, with a definite and
John was a person who... -- Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
John was a person who had grown up in the church but suddenly because of several family problems he
Many years ago the rulers... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Many years ago the rulers of China built a great wall to keep the barbaric hordes of the north from
Wagner's opera, Parsifal, features the... -- Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Wagner's opera, Parsifal, features the ancient legend of the Quest for the Holy Grail.
Conquerors and even more than... -- Romans 8:31-39 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Conquerors and even more than that.

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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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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
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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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