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Hail Mary, full of grace... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
"Hail Mary, full of grace.
Boys dressed in bathrobes portraying... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
Boys dressed in bathrobes portraying shepherds, a shy girl cast as Mary, alongside a giggling boy as
When the doctor gave sixteen... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
When the doctor gave sixteen year-old Mavis the news, it didn't come as a surprise. Pregnant.
Every year, right after... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
Every year, right after Thanksgiving, television stations across the country start running the
Every town has its... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
Every town has its claim to fame.
The year is 1941... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
The year is 1941, and Hitler's armies are on the march.
The prime minister of... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
The prime minister of Australia, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, was running for re-election when,
Mi Casa, Su Casa, went... -- 2 Samuel 7:1-16 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
"Mi Casa, Su Casa," went the first line of a fifties pop song: "My house is your house." Many of us,
A major news network released... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
A major news network released a story through their premiere anchorman that turned out to be false a
Vitamins strengthen you.br... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Vitamins strengthen you. And so does God.
There was great excitement surrounding... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
There was great excitement surrounding the drive-through nativity at least for the first two years.
I am told that the... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
I am told that the church of the nativity in Bethlehem uses a special type of incense for its worshi
Mr. Harvey was concerned about... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Mr. Harvey was concerned about the students in his high school industrial arts class.
The drama of military conflict... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
The drama of military conflict, with secret strategies, commanders, and motivation, make Paul the fi
Mary's response to Gabriel, Behold... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Mary's response to Gabriel, "Behold, I am the handmaiden of the Lord," was costly.
A group picture taken after... -- Romans 16:25-27 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
A group picture taken after the wedding vows had been exchanged included a young boy.
Kathy was a quiet girl... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Kathy was a quiet girl who mostly stayed in the background of whatever was going on at the time.
Mary did not feel merry... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Mary did not feel merrywhen the angel camejust fearand awe
Jack and Helen immigrated to... -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Jack and Helen immigrated to the United States during World War I and found a home in the mountains
Two parts of this scripture... -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Two parts of this scripture, when put together, provide a fresh sermonic approach: (1) "...

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The Throne Of David -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-20 -- Robin Lostetter, Richard E. Gribble, CSC, Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
(Originally published December 21, 2008)
Stealing Christmas? -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Carlos Wilton, George Reed, Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
(Originally published December 18, 2005)
"prepare Him Room" -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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The Jigsaw Puzzle -- Luke 1:26-38, 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:47-55 -- Argile Smith, Craig Kelly, Sandra Herrmann, Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B, The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "The Jigsaw Puzzle" by Argile Smith
Home For Christmas -- Luke 1:26-38, 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, Romans 16:25-27, Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lisa Swanson Faleide, Charles W. Byrd, Edward W. Thorn, R.h. Thompson -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2005
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Unwanted Gifts -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
The youth group wanted to express their Christianity in a practical way and hit upon a brilliant ide

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Yes, No, Someone Else -- 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 -- Curtis Lewis -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
There is an old story about a beautiful emperor moth.

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Thomas Willadsen
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For August 25, 2019:
  • And a Little Child Shall Lead Them… by Tom Willadsen — There is no question of the passion, sincerity and prophetic nature of the work of young people confronting the most urgent and divisive issues we face as a society.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Kalas
Literature is full of stories of mistaken identity. Sometimes the results are comic and other times tragic. But failing to recognize with whom you are dealing is never without consequence.

The pages of Scripture are filled with highest-order instances of mistaken identity. The residents of Sodom, for example, don’t know whom they are threatening. The Pharaoh of Egypt does not recognize the hand of Israel’s God at work. And the Jewish leaders who thought that Jesus was an agent of Beelzebul had it all wrong.
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Janice B. Scott
Perhaps what most people crave in today's world, is to love and to be loved. But it may also be true that not many people outside the church would use quite that terminology. Some people might say that they're looking for happiness, others might settle for contentment, especially the contentment of knowing that their family is happy and secure. Yet others might express their desires in different ways , such as the longing for good health or the desire for wealth, but probably at the root of all these wishes is the search for happiness.

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Chrysanne Timm
Today, and for the next several weeks, the Revised Common Lectionary devotes attention to one of the most intriguing figures in all of the Old Testament -- the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah began his work as the bearer of God's word to the nation of Judah during the time of King Josiah's reign in 627 BC. His prophesying continued even as Judah's brightest and best were forced to leave their homeland for exile in Babylon in approximately 586 BC.

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