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After many years' hiatus my... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
After many years' hiatus my college roommate and his family came to our home for a long-delayed visi
My Lord God, br... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
"My Lord God,
What happens to your first... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
What happens to your first fruits?
John Calvin wrote in his... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
John Calvin wrote in his commentary on Isaiah, "It is not enough, therefore, that we believe in some
A teacher was anxious for... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
A teacher was anxious for her fifth graders to learn.
The nature of temptation is... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
The nature of temptation is to attack one's weaknesses.
In his 1999 movie End... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
In his 1999 movie End of Days, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an ex-cop, now private security pr
A Scottish preacher in the... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
"A Scottish preacher in the last century who had lost his wife delivered an unusually personal sermo
After 30 years of happy... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
After 30 years of happy marriage, film star Robert Mitchum was asked what he thought had made his ma
Warren Wiersbe, in his book... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Warren Wiersbe, in his book, The Strategy of Satan, speaks about the time when Jesus was temp
The Gods Must Be Crazy... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
The Gods Must Be Crazy is a movie about the confusion created in a "primitive" South A
Where To Lodge The Gift... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Where To Lodge The Gift

Do we give
to the Opportunist

The Immediate Word

Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a







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The Immediate Word

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


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


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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