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God saw potential in... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

God saw potential in Mary when few others would have.
Henri Nouwen, in his... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Henri Nouwen, in his book A Spirituality of Waiting: Being Alert to the Lord's Presence in
Any expectant mother will... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003

Any expectant mother will tell you that when she feels her unborn baby kick, it is a definite
Never underestimate the importance of... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Never underestimate the importance of a body willing to sacrifice itself for others.
Since 1995 and the fiftieth... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Since 1995 and the fiftieth anniversary of World War II, we have been besieged by a variety of media
Adam was like Jekyll and... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Adam was like Jekyll and Hyde.
Some folks think that Paul... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Some folks think that Paul wrote Hebrews, but it's just not his style.
The author of Hebrews quotes... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
The author of Hebrews quotes Psalm 40 in our passage.
The death of Christ on... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
The death of Christ on a cross can become either a stumbling block or a bridge in one's faith.
Why is it that every... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Why is it that every time I go to buy laundry detergent, the bottle says, "New and Improved"?
It was the combination of... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
It was the combination of ice and teeming rain that caused the fall.
When Caroline's baby was born... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
When Caroline's baby was born in 1939, delivered by a midwife in a small Louisiana town, the proud m
Perhaps each of us knows... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Perhaps each of us knows at least one little girl or boy who is positive that the gift they want the
Amidst the elegance and grandeur... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Amidst the elegance and grandeur of the world-famous Hamptons of eastern Long Island, there is situa
Wake Up, Wake Up, To... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Wake Up, Wake Up, To Do the Word of the Creator is the account of life in a warm orthodox Jewish fam
By your will, O God... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
By your will, O God, by your will.
Your will be done, as it is in heaven --
In The Forgiveness Book, the... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
In The Forgiveness Book, the Reverend Bob Libby tells many stories from his ministry and of his enco
The session of a Presbyterian... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
The session of a Presbyterian church in Fort Worth, Texas, was meeting.
We have witnessed (or seen... -- Revelation 7:9-17 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
We have witnessed (or seen on television) many splendid and regal events ...
The light shines in the... -- John 1:1-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
The light shines in the darkness...!" That is the essence of the Christmas message.
You might go down to... -- John 1:1-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
You might go down to a railroad station and look at the shining bands of steel on which the train tr
Sheldon Kopp in his book... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Sheldon Kopp in his book Guru points out the value of being acquainted with the likes of Meis
Bethlehem of Judea is small... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Bethlehem of Judea is small in size but great in importance.
It is from one of... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It is from one of the smallest towns of Judah the ruler of Israel will come.

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The Mother -- Luke 1:39-55 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
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Christopher Keating
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Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Baruch 5:1-9
For they went out from you on foot,
    
led away by their enemies;
but God will bring them back to you,
    
carried in glory, as on a royal throne. (Baruch 5:6)

Psalm 137 gives us a heart-rending picture of the people being led away into exile on foot by their enemies (by the willows we hung up our harps -- that whole thing.). The captives no doubt suffered torment and death reminiscent of native Americans on the Trail of Tears or the American POWs in the Bataan Death March.
Wayne Brouwer
Advent reminds us of the power in Jesus’ words to his disciples. God never denies us the light we need. As Joyce Kilmer wrote:

Because the way was steep and long,
and through a strange and lonely land,
God placed upon my lips a song
and put a lantern in my hand.

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Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,

It’s really awesome to see you this beautiful morning. Thanks for joining me. Are you ready to hear a special message I have just for you children?  (children respond)

Has your mom or dad ever reminded you, “It’s time to go to bed?”  Have they ever shouted, “It’s time to hurry up and get ready” for something? (children respond)

Ever hear, “Time to catch your bus for school? Time to go shopping? Time to go fishing? Time to go to church?”

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Peter Andrew Smith
Keith Wagner
Contents
“Shining in the Darkness” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Growing Richer Love” by Keith Wagner
“Possibilities Unlimited” by Keith Wagner


Shining in the Darkness
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 1:68-79

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
In our house, things change at Christmas. On Christmas Day we eat at totally different times, we snap open crackers and wear silly hats, we roar with laughter at the awful jokes inside the crackers, all members of the family meet together for one of the few times each year, and we play with puzzles.

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Schuyler Rhodes
Known among scholars as the "Benedictus," Zechariah's prophecy is a powerful and beautiful commentary on what is about to take place. The coming of the Messiah is recounted here in an incredible merger of spiritual, social, and political realities. The people will be delivered from their enemies, and they will gain knowledge of salvation. The sins of the people will be forgiven by God's tender mercies as the light of a new dawn guides "our feet into the way of peace."

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